I am new here, obviously. I am 27 and living in Ohio.
I have three Siberian Huskies that are my life.
I had my Nikon D80 stolen from me about a year ago along with the laptop that contained all of my photos. Photography is a hobby I have always wanted to get in to and I think it was going well until my house was broken in to and my camera was stolen from me.
I am expecting a Christmas bonus here soon and really want to get another camera. My budget is tiny but I would like to come close to what I had with my D80.
The kit I purchased had a nikkor 18-55mm vr lens and 55-200mm vr lens.
I was looking at B&h's used store and found a refurb d3000 and both refurb lenses for $529. Considering its a reputable seller I dont mind buying refurbished items But I am unsure how the d3000 will stack up to my D80. I know it wont be 100% similar but I am looking for something with at least 90% of the capability of the D80 to get back on track with my learning.
My budget is $550 I know its low but thats what I have to work with. Am I askin for too much with such a low budget or am I at least in the ballpark?
And for a smile, I give you this picture
You advice is appreciated.