I'm also looking into getting a nice digital camera for my birthday, if anyone has any recommendations on what I should consider, since I'm really into portraits.
Lastly, I have a camera bag right now that, while I love dearly, is getting pretty shredded from all of the use. Any ideas where I could get one big enough to hold a considerable amount of stuff (ie a digital and film camera, a few lenses, several rolls of film, and perhaps my portrait makeup collection) within a reasonable price point?
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I can't help with a camera or lens but I'll say IMHO stay with Nikon because they make there own glass. It's why I use their riflescopes and they're very clear. As far as bags go look at Lowe Pro. I'm a backpacker and they have another line called Lowe Alpine that has made kick ass backpacking and expedition packs for carrying heavy loads for decades. Their Pro line is for photographers carrying heavy loads with the same type harness and suspensions as the backpack line