Hi All. new to the forum so hope I do this right! I am looking at upgrading from my little point and shoot to something more advanced. I originally set my sights on a canon 450D on the advice of a friend, but I can't help feeling this may be above my station. I am thinking perhaps a Nikon D3000 - am I right in thinking this is more entry level? I have seen an offer for this camera, together with a 4g memory card, an extra battery and a Tamron 70-300mm lens. The camera comes with a 18-55 Nikkor lens. This is for R7599 - about $985. My question is: is this a good bundle? The Tamron lens seems to have received mixed reviews. I can get the basic camera with the kit lens for R4999, (no other extras)and I'm wondering if the lens is worth it or if I should rather wait until I know the camera and go for a better quality lens. Would this be a good camera for someone upgrading? I essentially just like taking nice photos, and don't plan to go into business at all, hence me feeling it would be a good place to start. many thanks in advance for the advice!