@Maiznblu: thanks so much for all of your tips, and I'll definitely look into that 18-55mm lens! Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's the one that comes with the body in the "300D kit", at least for Canon Australia, right?... Again, thanks so much!
@Wannabe: thanks so much for your tips, and I'll definitely make my way into a camera shop to check them out firsthand. And, funds permitting, of course
, I'll try to get some good lenses as well! Again, this is where I ask, What lenses would you say would be good to have, about how much are they, and where can I get them? Thanks again!
@Andrewuber: thanks so
much for the advice. The 300D is starting to seem like the camera to get... So as I said, y question to you now is regarding lenses; what sorts of lenses should I get for aviation photography, how many different ones are really necessary, and how much would all this cost? Again, I'm limited to about AU
$3500-4000 (at the very, very most) - that is, US$2400-2750 - and would like very good lenses, but obviously ones that won't bankrupt me. The "300D kit" (the thing that comes with the body and 18-55mm lens) costs around AU
$2000, so that leaves around AU
$1500 (US$1000) - as I said, a bit more if necessary - for lenses. For that, what could/should I get? Again, I want something very good, and that I could grow into a bit. Thanks so, so much for your help!!
@INNflight: I know I keep saying this, but you too: thanks so much for your help! I suppose my questions above are addressed to you - to everyone, really - as well. So, any tips in terms of lenses?
@MAS_A330: I must admit that I have never heard of the D70...do you think it stands up to, or is better than, the 300D? If so, why?
Well I can't say it enough, thanks so much for all the assistance, everyone! More help of any sort is very welcome! Now, another question: is it worth getting a battery grip (i'm guessing it is) and if so, how much are they, about?
Aha, one more thing (sorry to be going on so long!): where do you recommend I buy it (and its lenses) when I do? Amazon.com seems to have some pretty good prices, but I'd rather buy from somewhere within Australia to avoid any outrageous shipping/duty charges...
Alright, I'll shut up. Again, thank you very much for the help!