Hello, I'm new to this forum and I just bought a new D3000 at Costco on Friday, 18 Dec 2009 ($629) just before the big NE snowstorm. This was a Costco kit that included the normal 18-55mm kit, items also included were: 55-200mm VR lens, a 4GB SDcard, 100 free prints from Costco 2 instruction DVDs and a Nikon camera bag. So far the wife and I are learning the new DSLR system. I'm a pass user going back 31 years working with Minolta SLR cameras (SRT-202 and XGM. I took most of my photos overseas while in the Army. With the move from 35mm film to digital I've been using a 7 year old Sony DCS-P30 (1mp) and last year a Kodak M1033 10mp camera. I'm planning on working the camera out when traveling to Germany next spring. Looking forward to learning the DSLR system and taking great pictures. Thanks, Jim
#3. "RE: Just bought a new D3000" | In response to Reply # 0bombo1998 Registered since 30th Dec 2009Wed 30-Dec-09 06:58 PM
Remember to keep that stinkin bag clipped closed when you're carrying the camera inside it. It's kind of a rolly-polly bag and it flipped upside down on me two days ago. Camera tumbled out onto cobblestones and now the lens won't move back and forth (lost telephoto capability). So ticked!!