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speedyswapper34If i were you i would buy a cheaper camera body like the t3i and then invest in a good lens for whatever you want, if you buy an expensive camera with just the "kit" lens you may feel somewhat limited
CabbyArrantBut that is the beauty of Nikon. All of their SLR's throughout the decades all used the F-mount except the nikon one series. You can take the same lenses your grandpa used on his nikon 35mm film camera and stick it on whatever new Nikon DSLR. With that being said you can find top notch used lenses, albeit manual focus, on Ebay for really cheap prices.
HarkStudiosYou are correct that they use the same mount, BUT, there is a reason every other camera company for the most part has changed their mounting system. Because Nikon has a smaller mount, it is more expensive to cram autofocus and what not into a lens with a wide aperture (this is my understanding, correct me if I am wrong, I am just relaying what i was told),
With Nikon you can toss any old lens on that you want, but I do know that Autofocus is not a standard feature on Nikon glass like it is with Canon. You can buy an autofocus 50 1.8 from canon for $100 and nikon equivalent is like $200.
Canon has it's issues, but so does every brand. Canon is a monster because it is not just a photography company, they are far bigger than Nikon.
(not to mention you can go on B&H and buy a converter for 10-40$ and use whatever the fuck glass you want, have fun tryna do that with a nikon...)