Because of my accommodations available by working for Circuit City, I have a tough decision deciding what I want to buy. The disadvantages to my accommodations are that I have to wait 4-6 weeks for arrival and I also have to pay tax. The following are the prices I can get a dSLR for: Nikon D40 w/ 18-55mm kit lens - $439 + tax Nikon D80 body only - $799 + tax (I would have to wait a few paychecks for this as I only have $1000 available for the body, lenses, and accessories) Sony A100 w/ 18-70mm kit lens - $549 + tax I also get 40-50% discounts on Konica, Pentax, and Nikkor lenses. We also have accommodations through Pentax but they haven't updated it to include the K100D yet. I assume that when we do get our updated accommodation list it will discount the camera by about 30-40% off of the retail price because that's what the *iST is discounted. The problem is that the K100D interests me the most because of the sensor cleaning, styling, and IS. Just shopping around on the net I see: Pentax K100D w/ P-FA 50mm f/1.4 - $660 (no tax) Pentax K100D w/ 18-55mm kit lens - $500 (no tax) Pentax K100D w/ P-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED - $540 (no tax) I shoot mostly landscapes and do not care too much about low light performance although it is a plus. For the given prices, since they're sure to change your perspective on price to performance ratio, what do you think is the best pathway for a rookie DSLR user with no glass or accessories?