I use my trusty Nikon D40 which I bought for under $600.00 about three years ago. I had the kit lens for a year before my brother in law gifted me with his gently used AF-S Nikkor 55-200 mm 1:4-5.6G . Soon after my husband got me a fabulous Kelly Moore bag. Another year and a half later I saved up and bought my fixed fifty, the Nikkor AF-S 50mm 1:1.8. Between the beginning and now I’ve also bought a sturdy tripod, a remote shutter release gadget and a light scoop. That’s my arsenal.Very basic and very affordable by most standards. I enjoy reading through Digital Photography School and Ken Rockwell’s reviews on cameras. A GREAT resource! There’s always room for more learning!
You’ll also find pictures here taken from my hand me down iPhone that I inherited after my dad died in 2012, as well as video taken from any of the boys camera’s or phones that they’ve managed to scavenge or buy with birthday money!