It seems Santa WAS listening when I mentioned how I loved my friend's camera and was hoping to get one for Christmas.
Chris surprised me by saying that he has actually been thinking about getting me a new digital SLR camera for months. (LOVE him!) We currently have a nice point and shoot, but I have been dreaming of owning an SLR for a looooong time.
He has been such a trooper and been on the internet and gone into camera stores to get some research done before making such a big purchase. (I hate doing research. He knows this and loves me enough to do it for me!)
Problem is that
So, this is where you come in! I know some of you are stepping (or are already there) into the professional picture taking scene (one that I secretly would L.O.V.E to do someday...shhhh...don't tell anyone) so, I was wondering what cameras (lenses/flashes ect) you use and if you have any advice.
Keep in mind that we are not looking for the most complex camera out there. We sadly don't have an unlimited budget.
We have also been looking at package deals, where you get the camera and a couple of lenses together. Is this the way to go? Or would you buy the camera and lenses separate?
Thank you so much for your advice!