I already got a lot of help here as I'm trying to decide which SLR camera to buy. At the moment I'm leaning towards Nikon D3100 or perhaps D5000.
Because I will already pay a lot of money for the camera, I won't be able to spend much on lenses straight away (no more than £160/$260). I will get the standard 18-55mm lens that comes with the camera and probably go for one more. I'm looking for something good and cheap
So a) what lens would you recommend me to get to start with?
and b) what lenses should I ask Santa to get me in the future?
At the moment I'm leaning toward 35mm f/1.8 but I'm also tempted with a zoom lens such as 55-200mm. My problem is that I'm not sure which one would really work in my situation, partially also because I'm not completely clear on what the various types of lenses are good for (though I've now got a more of an idea after searching this website).
Now, what do I want it for? I want to learn photography and so I will try little bit of this and little it of that. But ultimately I really enjoy taking pictures while travelling. This is usually in cities as I love old architecture. This means that I often also take pictures inside old churches or galleries etc. where the lighting is very poor. In fact it is because my current point-and-shoot camera had problems in-doors that I first started considering an upgrade.
Thank you beforehand!