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well that blows my mind a little, so the kit i linked you what you think?
Well, it's just Nikon's regular kit offering (body + 18-55 lens) plus some generic accessories. They don't specify what kind of SD card it is or how fast it is (kind of important for SLR burst mode shooting, it could be some ancient slow SD card). The don't really specify the brands of the accessories either. These "accessory kit" deals usually get you a new camera and lens, but the rest of the accessories are generic crap.

I would look past the "accessory package" deals. I would get the body only plus a decent VR lens (which could be done for $600), or go for the ordinary Nikon D40 kit (body plus 18 -55mm lens), which you can get in $450 range. If you're on a tight budget, then you should do that so at least you can have the camera and start shooting and learning its ins and outs, and then save for a nice VR zoom lens and a prime lens.

That same site has a D40 + 18-55 lens for just $419:
http://www.fotoconnection.com/p56941...55mm-lens.html

But I have honestly never used that site before, so I can't comment on their service. But man that is a hell of a good price, and it's brand new - not refurbished or reconditioned.

I do trust this site though:
http://www.abesofmaine.com/item.do?item=NKD401855K

Although it's $479 (after you add it to your cart you get the sale price), you get a free two-year extended warranty.
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I forgot about Newegg, they have the same kit, and we all know we can trust them

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830113037
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Ok, caveat emptor for fotoconnection, sheesh:

http://www.google.com/products/revie...3bb3962&sort=1

They're one of these bait 'n' switch companies, sorry for not looking into this company first!
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wow, they seem reliable
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830113068
wow check that out the reviews are good and everything
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I guess I'm in the club.

I shoot with a Canon 350D w/18-55mm kit lens and a Canon 35-135mm EF.

I put all of my photography here:

http://sugarton.deviantart.com
    
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welcome nice camera by the way
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kk can you guys tll me if this is a good pic i have been woundering if i should or shouldn't upload it it looks fine to me but it could be just too plain
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kk can you guys tll me if this is a good pic i have been woundering if i should or shouldn't upload it it looks fine to me but it could be just too plain
A bit plain, I think it's the light and the angle. Maybe try it again on a sunnier day and lower angle? BTW That water would look awesome with a nice dark ND filter on it (like my waterfall I posted earlier). You should get and ND filter and shoot it again.
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am ordering it today still not sure which to go with
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