Originally Posted by Art Volmer
Sunday we finally decided on the camera and we bought a factory reconditioned Nikon D5000 body and then bought an AF-S DX 18-105 lens f/3.5-5.6. We bought the 3 year extended warranty for both just in case. Now comes the fun of learning how to use it.
I picked up a D5000 off CL a month or so ago and love it. I've found it pretty straight forward to figure out some of the basic stuff. I have the basic 18-55 and a 55-200 lenses and would sure like to have the 18-105 that you got to reduce lens swapping. My next buy will be a 70-300 lens as the 200 doesn't reach out quite as far as I'd like.
Here's a link to some instructions for basic operation that I found helpful.