whoa! i'm speechless to have so much replies. gosh. i don't know where to start man. well, personally i prefer canon (no offenses to all other users (: ) but i'm looking at other brands as well.
it seems that the dry cabinet/box & UV fliter is DIE DIE MUST HAVE items according to the replies (:
well, i went to canon showroom a few days ago and the salesperson was explaining to me that if i'm thinking this as something i would continue doing, i should consider 40D with Kit II because eventually you will wanna upgrade the body as well and Kit II's lens have Image Stabilizer Unit i think... something like that.
but as you all know, 40D w/ Kit II ain't really cheap so i'm just asking you guys for more opinions on what model/brand to get (:
really appreciate all the help i'm getting (:
according to sytan81, he mentioned that his kit set wasn't ideal enough. so i'm thinking, should i aim a body and a different lens set instead of going for the usual "package" kind?