I'm seriously thinking about purchasing a D90. B&H is currently selling D90 bodies for $769.95, so I figured it might be a good time to go for it. That said, I have a few questions:
1) Assuming that a successor for the D90 is announced this fall -- not a guarantee I know -- approximately how big of a price drop should I expect? (i.e. Is it worth waiting to save some money? No point in waiting for 6 months in order to save $50).
2) I've been told that the kit lenses are mediocre at best. Any suggestions for good lenses? I'm looking for something in the 18-105mm range, but I'm flexible. That said, I'd prefer not to spend more than about $200-$275 on it.
3) Any suggestions on good camera bags? Looking for something that is sturdy, has good padding/protection (foam?), and is reasonably water resistant. I'd prefer a smaller bag, just enough to hold the camera body, and decent size lens, and the battery charger.
I'm looking to purchase a D90 body, one decent lens, a camera bag, a UV/Protection filter, and an 8GB SDHC card. All in all I'd like to spend around $1150. Is this feasible, or am I being unreasonable? How can I make my money go the farthest.
Thanks in advance for your help!