I'm the lucky one in the family who was blessed with the interest in photography. My uncle is a semi-professional photographer of aeroplanes. We don't live close by, but I became interested nonetheless.
Gaby, I'll definitely look into the 70-300mm lens. I was hoping to get the second lens (55-200mm) but like I said, I was just happy to have the camera! People kept suggesting I request 20% off, because teh camera was a display model.
I think I'll just hand over the money and leave before they can change their mind about giving me their camera.
You recommended the D3100.
I was actually going to keep saving for the D5100, but noticed the lack of SLR Nikons and decided I'd rather have a decent camera while I can and buy lenses to make it better later, than attempt to save up an extra £200 for a camera that might not be available by that time.
I love my D3100.
I doubt I'll be getting a different camera for a few years now - just upgrading the lenses. While Canons are usually a better quality than Nikon when used properly, I've heard that you need quite a lot of different lenses for Canons, whereas the Nikon only, really, needs one lens and it'll work moderately well for every subject of photography.
Not entirely sure. I saw the price of a Canon SLR and immediately decided on a Nikon, LOL.