Here's my question in a nutshell: Should I get a Nikon D50 kit or buy the lens and stuff separately? If I should get a kit, which one and why? My maximum price is $900, and I'll be taking some indoor shots and outdoor depending on my mood. I won't have anything but incident lighting indoors. As far as how far I see myself getting into photography, I've taken a class using 35mm and I really liked it. I definately see it being a serious hobby for a long time. If I don't go through the kit route, I'll probably get a Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8. That's faster than the kit lenses and better built, also sharper. The downside is if I do that it'll be my limit and I won't be able to get filters or anything like that.