Finaling Purchase. DSLR and Lenses

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  1. Dm3k1

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    OK So i'm ordering from nikon with my dealer discount . I am ordering the D80 Body only, the SB-400 Speedlight and a UV, ND and Circular Polarizer. The lens I think I am going with the 18-200mm VR (not a huge price concern) for ~660 with my store discount and a 50mm f/1.8 for $108.

    My question however is... I can get the 70-300mm VR for 380 with my dealer discount and It is just hard to pass that up. Could I be doing better getting that and finding something else to buy with my 300 dollars? (i WAS looking at the 18-70 because it got great reviews with the 70-300 but for the price difference of only 50 dollars the versitility and smaller carrying size pushed me away (along with peer pressure :) )

    Just before I finalize my purchase I want to make sure that it is the right choice. (i'm not in need of the lens for a few weeks because the body wont be here for a few.) but If i go with the 70-300VR I want to order it with the camera so they arrive at the same time.

    Lastly, I've heard mixed things about Nikons Capture NX - that there are better for the money, but how about for 75 bucks (about half off)?

    Thanks guys, and keep me in that price range please!
     
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    Pass on the SB-400 and get an SB-600. You can use the SB-600 off camera, and that's more important than just being able to bounce a flash. The SB-600 can also rotate more ways than just up.
     
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    Thanks, I've heard that. someone else suggested the 800. the size is the only thing that is bugging me. Dont know how much I would use off camera to start off with- this would be my first DSLR. But the rotating is pretty important even for the bounce correct?

    Thanks, I think i will try out the 600
     

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