I know Matty just posted something like this, but a) that was his thread, and b) I'm not getting the Rebel. So, I thought I would start my own thread (although Matty is welcome to join). Anyway, after much discussion, internal debate, and trips to Ritz and Best Buy, I have finally decided that I want to get the Nikon D70s. If you really want to know all my reasonings, I'm happy to elucidate, but I think I'm comfortable with my decision. I have run the numbers, and I think that with my 3rd paycheck this month (WHOO-HOO I LOVES me some 3 paycheck months), I should be able to afford the D70s. Anyway, as I look at Best Buy, Ritz, Circuit City, and B&H, I see so many options. Here's what's available. I would like your opinions on which is best for the money. Like Matty-Bass, I know very little about photography in general and nothing about lenses. Thanks. 18-70mm DX Zoom Nikkor Lens ($1,199) 18-70mm DX Zoom Nikkor Lens and 55-200 DX Zoom Nikkor Lens ($1,449) 18-70mm DX Zoom Nikkor Lens and Lexar 1GB 80x CompactFlash Card ($1,199) 18-70 DX Nikkor Lens, a relatively small camera bag, 512 MB card, extra battery, some kind of extended service plan, a slot cleaner, epson printer, and a $50 gift card--this one is from Ritz ($1,319) I'm actually leaning towards #2 as I get 2 lenses. I know that #4 looks like a lot, but the bag is really too small if you have more than 1 lens, I would prefer a gig card, I'm sure the printer is a cheap one (and I have a printer already), and the gift card is for use at Ritz only. I think I could swing the extra $100 for the gig even if I went with #2, but I just don't know if the second lends is wortht he extra $250. If it's not, then it IS better to get #4 and still buy the gig card, but then I would have two cards. Of course, #3 isn't bad if the the second lens in #2 isn't all that great. You see what I mean? Too much for a novice. Thanks.