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I am 16 years old and want to begin with photography. I have budget of around 200 euros, with a maximum of 250 euros. I want to make some shots of the sky or of nature, so a good optical zoom would be helpful. I don't really know what to buy.

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    \$\begingroup\$ You want to shoot a day sky or a night sky? And by nature you mean animals or landscapes? \$\endgroup\$
    – dialex
    Nov 28, 2011 at 22:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ This may go along the same lines as this closed question - photo.stackexchange.com/questions/12639/… \$\endgroup\$
    – dpollitt
    Nov 29, 2011 at 14:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ well i offen go to the wood next where i live and there i take pictures of animals and the flowers but whit my parents i go on vacation to mountains offen so making a great pic of the whole landscape should be incredible ans day and night skys could be there to. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 29, 2011 at 21:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ ok a bridge camera looks fine but could someone just suggest some to me into my budget pleas couze i didnt realy find one \$\endgroup\$ Nov 29, 2011 at 22:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ oh and before i forgett: is it possible to change the lens on a bridge camera? \$\endgroup\$ Nov 29, 2011 at 22:04

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It depends how "far" you want to go on photography, for now. If you want just to start and get to know what photography is, I recommend you a Bridge. It gives you plenty of things to learn. If you just want to take snapshots on trips, go for a Compact.

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If you intend to get heavily involved in photography, and spend more money later, then for that price range, I would probably recommend buying a used DSLR with a kit zoom lens.

This will be enough to begin learning, and find where you feel limited. When you feel limited, that is the time to upgrade. I would suggest your next upgrade would be a new lens or two... and then eventually you can upgrade your camera body, and continue using your new lenses.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ and what kind of lenses should there be on te buyed DSLR like a 18-55 or something ? \$\endgroup\$ Nov 29, 2011 at 18:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ 18-55 or any other wide angle is great for (wide) landscapes \$\endgroup\$
    – dialex
    Nov 29, 2011 at 18:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ @théo: Most canon DSLRs (except the higher-end ones) tend to sell with an 18-55 lens. It's not a luxury lens by any means, but will be a good start if you're just learning. And as DiAlex says, will be good for landscapes. \$\endgroup\$
    – Flimzy
    Nov 29, 2011 at 19:13

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