I am an amature photographer, not opposed to semi professional status should I be so lucky. My subjects change as often as the weather so I need an all around great camera. I started using the canon A1 and have lately started using a minolta maxum 700si.
My main reason for posting is to get some advice on how to go about purchasing a DSLR. My decission is split between the 30D and D200. I like the 30D because it has less noise at high ISO. I like the D200 because it has higher MP. The deciding factor will be twofold. First, what camera has better and more cost friendly compatible glass. Im on a budget of less than 2000 to start, but I will be expanding my lens selection later. Second, Ill need to pick both up and fire a few frames to get an in hand feel.
After I decide between the two, what is the most practical buying method. Should I look for a kit or buy my lens and body seperately. If I have to choose one lens to start what is a good choice. Any other tips are greately appreciated.
Thank you all in advance,
PS where are the best deals on USA waranty items?