I am thinking of getting Nikon d3000 camera. I have read reviews and i think it has everything i need and more for many years.
Now the plan for purchase is:
£399 via jessops
- quidco/topcashback refund
- £30 nikon rebate
- approx £30 from tax refund as I will be departing the eu and can get part of the vat refunded using globalrefund
= approx £320ish
i am wanting to move in to dslr, my old 3mp 10 zoon konica minolta cameras getting a bit old and i have loved it since 2004/5 but it is time to upgrade. (28GB worth of photos so far!)
When i went in to jessops to have a bit of a play with the d3000, I noticed they had a deal that if you can get the tamron 70-300 auto focus with macro lens for £99 if purchased with the camera. there was a nikon of the same specs but without the macro which i do like alot. Is this a good deal? the camera comes with a 18-55 vr af lens, so i am thinking that getting this extra £99 tamron lens would make sense. buying it separately would cost £149. i dont think that i will buy another lens for a good number of years, and I am a bit confused about whether i should get a VR version of the 70-300 tamron lens which is significantly more expensive.
so the question is, do you think this purchase scheme and lens combo is the best?
i know there is criticism about the cheap tamron/sigma lenses but i dont think that my level of photography will never need a super nice lens
i am also trying to figure out getting a geotagging device for in the future, but i am truly confused as if this is possible for the d3000.
any advice and thoughts would be most welcome!