I have been using non-SLR cameras till now. I am very interested in photography. I have read couple of posts related to DSLR buying guide. I am looking to get D7000 as first DSLR. I have couple of questions before I purchase it.
I want to buy D7000 body only and lens separately. I am going to do road trip with my family in August and want to take great pictures in the journey. I am debating between D5100 vs D7000. I am planning to get 4 year extended warranty on the camera. From what I understand, price of D7000 may go down in December by 10-20%. However, I need good camera in August and need to purchase within next 15-20 days so that I can learn DSLR by that time.
(A) Is it worth to buy D7000 if I am not planning to upgrade the body in next 4-5 years? - Durability, performance, image quality is important for me.
I am planning to take portrait(40%), nature(20%), landscape(30%), other(10%).
(B) Which of the following lens would be ideal for me? Currently I want to buy only one and upgrade it in next year. Fixed f stop, image stabilization, image quality is important to me.
1 - Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF)
2 - Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF)
3 - Deleted (didn't realize the problem)
4 - Tamron SP 28-75MM F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
I appreciate all your help.