Thanks to all of you for all of your help. I just placed my order with B&H a few minutes ago, and can't wait for all of my stuff to arrive!! I ordered the following: Nikon D50 dSLR w/ 18-55mm Kit Lens Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens Sandisk 2gb Extreme III sd card Hoya 52mm Circular Polarizing Glass Filter Nikon HR-2 Lens Hood (for the 50mm lens) Nikon HB-33 Lens Hood (for the kit lens) Giottos 2" lcd screen protector 3-pack Bogen/Manfrotto 725B Ballhead Tripod w/ Quick Release Total Price w/ Shipping: $979.05 What do you guys think? I hope you like my choices, they're basically a giant combination of the advice given to me in the other thread. Thank you so much for all of the help!!!!