Hello all. New user here. I have been cruising this site for a couple days now trying to soak up information. But, I feel completely overwhelmed!
Two years ago I urchased the Nikon D5000. It was my first "nice" camera and was purchased with the intent to take nice pictures of my children as they grow. I have since been bit by the photography bug and seem to be comletely obsessed with all things photo.
My camera was stolen a few months back and I am now looking to replace it. I thought I wanted the D5100. But the more I research the more I am unsure of my decision.
I have been considering many options but have been unable to commit to anything. I was hoping you all could give me your opinions.
My camera will be primarily used for taking holiday photos for our family Christmas cards, my childrens sporting events, and other typical family type situations. I would like to be able to make my own portrait style pictures up to an 8x10.
I am going to purchase the Nikon 50 mm 1.4. I am also going to purchase the Tamron 18-270. I have had the opportunity to play with both of these and REALLY love them.
Here is where I need your input:
Purchase new D5100?
Purchase used D300?
I thought I was deadset on the 5100. However, today I spoke with a local photographer in my hometown. He is who I bought my D5000 from new two years ago. I have known him for YEARS and trust that he has taken excellent care of his equiptment. He has recently upgraded his camera and is selling his 300. It has 30,000 clicks on it and he is asking $585.
What would you do?