We really want to get a new camera, but I've been on the fence for a while now - unable to determine what I want. Tonight, I figured out the problem...
In a perfect world, I’d get the D90, unfortunately we’d still need to eventually get other stuff for it.
I am sure I’ll be happy with the D80 – If not there’s always ebay J
So if I were to make a wish list for everything I think we’d need (Stuff that I had before Shaun took our last set up) – These are the things that I’d get – In order of importance.
1 – 699.98 – The camera: The Nikon D80 & a lens: 18-55mm basic lens with vibration reduction for sharp focus - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00128SQDC/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A3LJ5WMKNRFKQS&v=glance
2 – 184.88 – Not the highest end flash, but not the lowest end either - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002EMY9Y/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A3LJ5WMKNRFKQS&v=glance
3 - 89.99 – High Speed Memory card – necessary for fast focusing – large capacity – cause well - we will take a lot of pictures - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0013TVAB0/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A3LJ5WMKNRFKQS&v=glance
4 - 63.50 – Nikon backpack case – This is the only type of case I would buy – I was worried Nikon wouldn’t have one. – Whew! - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000WZV5FW/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A1A5WKXZLE8CDR&v=glance
5 - 109.99 - 50mm lens – necessary for great indoor shots of people (esp kids) this is the lens that Rusty uses indoors - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005LEN4/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A3LJ5WMKNRFKQS&v=glance
6 - 219.88 -55-200 Vibration Reduction Lens – Nice zoom – includes vibration reduction for the all important sharp focus. - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000O161X0/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A3LJ5WMKNRFKQS&v=glance
7 - 13.59 – Digital Field Guide - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0470120517/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance
8 - 33.34 – 52mm 3 pc filter kit – protects and enhances remaining three lenses - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004ZCKX/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance
9 - 99.95 – Macro lens – for taking food photos – also Long zoom – think the red barn picture – amazing lens for the price - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000A0UHXU/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A17MC6HOH9AVE6&v=glance
10 - 22.54 – 58mm circular polarizer – must have for above lens (Protection and polarization)- http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00007LA0T/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A17MC6HOH9AVE6&v=glance
11 - 134.88 – Battery back up system – uses camera batteries or AA batteries in a pinch, gives camera ability to show us battery life - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000HJ5N2Y/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A3LJ5WMKNRFKQS&v=glance
12 - 36.14 – Extra battery – Use in battery back up system instead of AA batteries – Lasts longer - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000BYCKU8/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance
See why I’ve been on the fence so long.