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My [Beginners] DSLR Setup

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Nikon D40 with AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
Nikon D40 with AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
"Straightforward entry-level dSLR that struggles to leave even complete beginners bewildered; it has an "auto" mode to get you started!"
Nikon 55-200MM F/4-5.6 AF-S VR DX Black Lens
Nikon 55-200MM F/4-5.6 AF-S VR DX Black Lens
"Fantastic telephoto lens great for bringing in those harder to reach picture subjects."
Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens
Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens
"Fast portrait lens ideal for using in low light without flash...it doesn't autofocus with the D40, but using manual can't be a bad thing for your creativity!"
SanDisk Extreme III SD 2GB Card
SanDisk Extreme III SD 2GB Card
"Ideal first memory card, with a reasonable capacity and a lightning-quick read-write speed which won't hinder you if taking bursts of photos in quick succession."
Lowepro Rezo 160 AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR Camera
Lowepro Rezo 160 AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR Camera
"Enough storage for a D40 with the kit lens and an additional telephoto lens, and oodles of pockets to store filters, memory cards, etc. Also comes with a waterproof cape for adverse field conditions!"
Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Tripod for SLR Cameras
Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Tripod for SLR Cameras
"A fantastically versatile tripod which you can wrap around fences/tree branches/bannisters/etc. etc. - will be cheaper on eBay though!"
Camlink Ultra Violet Camera Lense Filter 52 mm
Camlink Ultra Violet Camera Lense Filter 52 mm
"Cheap but effective UV filter to reduce lens flare from bright sunlight. You can leave it permanently attached to your lens to protect it from dust and scratches."
Nikon D40/D40x Digital Field Guide
Nikon D40/D40x Digital Field Guide
"Some very handy tips to help you grasp the links between aperture, shutter speed and exposure; use this as a supplement to just experimenting!"
iLife '09 Retail
iLife '09 Retail
"The included iPhoto is great for quick review and photo sorting, and also includes an easy-to-use set of the most commonly used editing and adjustment tools. An ideal starting point before Photoshop!"
Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Mac)
Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Mac)
"The definitive image-editing application which will help you give your photos more impact, or a more abstract look. The interface may seem daunting at first but it's by far worth the effort!"
iMac 24inch Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz/4GB/640GB/GeForce GT 120/SD
iMac 24inch Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz/4GB/640GB/GeForce GT 120/SD
"Mine is the 2008 spec version (2.8GHz,2GB) but it still has that incredibly bright 24" screen, great for editing (and viewing!). You won't want to use a PC again!"
Pop-up Flash Diffuser (white) for Nikon D2x,D3,D90,D300,D700,D7000,D5100,D5000,D3100,D3000,Canon 40D,50D,60D,7D,5D,1D,500D,550D,600D,1000D,1100D,SX1,SX30,Olympus E3,E5,E30,E420,E450,E520,E620,E-P1,E-P2,E-PL1,Pentax ,K-r,K-x,K7,K5,Panasoic Lumix DMC-FZ45,FZ100,G2,G10,GH1,GH2,Fuji FinePix S4000,S3200,S2950,HS20.HS10,Sony Alpha A580,A390,A290,A350,A230,A33,A35,A55 Sigma Cameras DSLR
Pop-up Flash Diffuser (white) for Nikon D2x,D3,D90,D300,D700,D7000,D5100,D5000,D3100,D3000,Canon 40D,50D,60D,7D,5D,1D,500D,550D,600D,1000D,1100D,SX1,SX30,Olympus E3,E5,E30,E420,E450,E520,E620,E-P1,E-P2,E-PL1,Pentax ,K-r,K-x,K7,K5,Panasoic Lumix DMC-FZ45,FZ100,G2,G10,GH1,GH2,Fuji FinePix S4000,S3200,S2950,HS20.HS10,Sony Alpha A580,A390,A290,A350,A230,A33,A35,A55 Sigma Cameras DSLR
"A great present I recently received, which is great for softening highlights in portraits and close-ups."
Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic and Image-manipulation Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures
Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Photographic and Image-manipulation Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures
"Currently my first go-to for getting tips on a particular scenario; this book covers just about every condition you might come across."