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      09-17-2013, 02:45 PM   #17
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The only thing I've noticed using a standard zoom lens is that, even though they are made very well, it seems they are a good "all around" lens, but doesn't provide any huge benefits to shooting at a single particular focal length, like how a Macro is great for up close, or a wide angle for large panoramic style shots.

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but this is what I've discovered on my own trials.

The body in itself would be a great start, I think. You'll notice greater differences in shots with different glass as you learn the basics of A/F, shutter speed, and WB. If you can get it for "family" price, I would say go for it and investigate lenses that would be applicable to things you would like to shoot on a regular basis (ie: scenery, cars, sports, portraits, etc.)