Pentax 10D is a good choice. Plus, you dont have to pay a premium like Nikon and canon for the VR/IS. 3rd party lens+ inbody image stabiliser gives you more leeway shooting in low shutter or night scene.
I always feel that if someone knows for sure that he/she isn't gonna invest in anymore lenses (and I'm talking about the extreme ones, on the super wide and/or super tele end, or any lenses with large apertures) in the future, it is far more economical for them to stick to prosumer cameras instead :thumbsup:
Cause remember, you can still add on tele/wide/fisheye/close-up/macro adaptors to some prosumer cames, which are far cheaper than buying lenses themselves, just that you'll lose out on quality and speed compared to a DSLR.
Thus the advice for you to consider first. If you're willing to take the plunge, then do remember to consider all the other equipment and running costs. It's always like this, when I bought the camera, then I considered on more lenses, then a flash, 5 batteries for it, then thought why not more as back-up? and the list goes on.... :bsmilie: :bsmilie:
The hobbyist photographer's pockets are constantly being emptied towards buying more gear...
the very very very very very basic, is to make sure that u have enuff money to buy the dslr + lens + a drybox. drybox is the most important for our singapore weather... and a 30litre one can set u back abt $99.
thus if u get D80 kit, be prepared abt 1900. Other lenses, tripod, can come later. for bags and cleaning kit, try and bargain it for free from the person selling u.