Finally i am in the market to buy my own Dslr. I have gained interest in photography and have been reading about the different systems inside and out, which leaves me clueless honestly. At first i figured a Nikond5100 kit would be more then enough but the more i read i feel like its almost pointless to spend 500-600 on an entry level camera (no offense to anyone) So, money is an issue and i would like to keep this on the low end as possible But! i dont like doing two things twice so i would rather buy good to high level equipment from the start that will last me some time. I am clueless as to what i should buy, originally the D7000 seemed like my best bet but then reading more into the DX / FX sensors maybe i should just spend a little more and go FX. Photography interests; Mountain bike nightlife (party scene) performance (my girlfriend is a professional choreographer/dancer) I would like to purchase the body only and pick up lenses as i go. Depending on fx/dx will determine my first lens. Two bodies i am interested in; BNIB D7000 Pro's- Cheaper, gf has multiple good lenses, warranty con's-Not an FX slr Used Eos 5d markII Pro's- solid great performing camera, FX35mm Cons-expensive, tech is getting dated, used I have found a number of 5dmarkii's in my area for around 1200 that look like they are in great condition. D7000 would run me 900+ tax Just need a little direction as what i should Do. Price limit, really depends on the deal.. if i found a smoking deal on a high end FX (i mean cant pass up deal) i would go for it. Rather spend less as its just a hobby.