I am a newbie all the way from New Zealand!!
I am very new to DSLR photography but i decided to give it a crack about 6 months ago. I bought a D90 second hand and added a AFS DX 18 - 55 VR lens and a 55 - 300 VR lens to it to get started. I have yet to enrol in any classes, it is on my to do list!.
I have recently lost my camera bag with the camera etc. My insurance policy is new for old, so they will pay me out for a new D90 and the lenses above.
I will also have the option to change the model, the insurance will pay out for the D90 and i can add more to it for an alternative option (no cash back for a lesser model).
The main type of photography I would like to think I would to get into is outdoor, sports/action, family. Not into taking portraits or pictures of flowers etc. Also some short movie recording
Could you please give me a couple of ideas on set up which you believe would best meet my needs, keeping in the similar price range as the original set up, maybe $200 - $300 more at a maximum.
Thanks very much in advance.