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Recommend me a camera and lenses ($1500!)

Niksonian

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Niksonian Registered since 04th Nov 2012
Sun 04-Nov-12 05:13 PM

My total budget is $1500.

I've never used a dslr. I'm willing to learn.

I MUST buy everything in one instance because I'm going to USA on holiday, and camera equipment there is extremely cheap due to the exchange rate.

I intend to shoot:
Products - I want to do close up shots of things that I buy, for my blog.

Environments - I often go on holiday, I want to take photos of buildings, city scales, and boats, etc.

Artistic - I'm interested in macro photography arrangements. Close ups of small objects, flowers, etc.

Here are my preliminary ideas for camera and lenses:

D5100 - $500
Micro: Nikon 85mm F/3.5 VR - $500
Tele: 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 VR - $600

The micro allows me to do the artistic stuff that I'm very interested in. I believe this lens is also good for portraits.

The tele will allow me to shoot general things that are far away on holiday...

Is this the best set up for my needs? I don't want "cheap" lenses (poor quality).

Please advise me in what to buy for $1500

Thank you

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