said by acadiel:
PM send, pcdebb... thanks!
I'm going to need to find a few more things piecemeal for this... I have a RadioShack tripod (16-2017) that's missing the camera mount (it has a level and everything), and I'd like to see if I find a new mount for it. I also need to hit the camera store for a lens cleaner, etc.
My wife also had a good observation about the lenscap ... where do you keep it while you're taking pictures? I'm so used to my camcorders and P&Ss either closing the lens or having an attached lenscap.
While you are at the camera store if you are gonna get a tripod, seriously get a nice one, one that will last you years. I got a Manfrotto. Pretty basic, but if the need arises I can change out the head. For the lens cap, get a NC lens filter and leave off cover. That's what I do.