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Research is good, but don't over do it. I did. It was a waste of my time and my money. Now I know I should have spent my time learning about lighting, rather than learning about lenses.
My personal experience is, that the limit thats keeping me become better is not the camera or the lens. It is me. I would be very happy, if one day I could say: I REALLY need better photo equipment to accomplish what I want to do. The hard part is to decide what I really want to do.
Dont think that the built in flash of your camera is good for nothing. Try "finnbounce" from Petteri Sulonen's website. Its basically a home made reflector for slr's built in flash. It can be made under 5 minutes out of cardboard and tinfoil. Some of my photos were helped by this thingy, where I use it to fill the shadows on the model face with the finnbounce bouncing the camera's flash off the wall. The main light is usually natural light coming from a window. I can only recommended it.
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