About to order D3000, anything I forgot?

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  1. AG74683

    AG74683 TPF Noob!

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    About a day away from placing my order.

    In my cart is

    D3000 kit with 2 lenses (18-55, 55-200, both VR)
    Kit includes
    Extra battery, SD Card, Gadget bag, card reader, lens cleaning kit, a few random DVDs, and a memory card storage wallet thing.

    also getting

    Hoya HMC 52mm Circular Polarizer filter
    Nikon ML-L3 Wireless remote
    Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson

    I am going to wait a bit for a tripod. I think my best bet there is to head to a photo shop and pick one which fits me rather than taking a shot in the dark.

    Anything I may have forgotten?
     
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    Save $15 or more and get the $4 (shipped) remote off eBay, it'll be like getting your book for free.

    Otherwise looks like a pretty good start. Gadget bag, is that a camera bag? If not, you might want one of those.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    A speedlight would be nice.
     
  4. DerekSalem

    DerekSalem TPF Noob!

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    Definitely agree. I got my Canon IR remote for like $5 on eBay brand new. Definitely the way to go.
     
  5. You're good to go, have fun, post pictures.
     
  6. TJ K

    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you're not getting a speedlight then pick up a tripod or a tripod and no speedlight. You will be wanting one or the other pretty bad. Tripod is easy to pick online it's not like a camera body or something.

    In this "kit" is it a kit you made up or some package deal. Often times the stuff in those "kits" is really cheap like the sd card and battery. They might not be the quality that you want. If you made the kit then disregard that little bit.

    Is that gadget bag like a camera bag? If not a camera bag is pretty important. Safe and secure way to carry around your expensive investment.
    TJ
     
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    bhphotography TPF Noob!

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    Looks like you have a good basic set up.
     
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    yeah gadget bag = camera bag.

    The kit components are good, looked up each and every one individually and they all checked out.

    As for the Tripod, I think I want to go mess with them at a camera shop, mostly because I do not know if I want a ball or pan and tilt.
     
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    Just placed the order :mrgreen:

    Should arrive thursday!
     

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