After doing three months of research, I finally placed my order. I am a beginner, coming from the point-and-shoot world. My subjects include my daughter, some bicycle races (where I am standing now more than 10 ft. away from the bicycles), and when I hike I would like to shoot some of the scenery. I was contemplating the D90 and D80 but really don't think I would need all the features they had to offer. I tend to get intimidated by too many "options" and features. I ended up going with the D40, with the 18-55 kit lens. In addition, I also picked up a Sigma 30 mm f/1.4 fixed lens and a Tarmon 17-50mm f/2.8 zoom lens. Do you think these are okay lenses to supplement with? I figured that even if I upgrade camera bodies I can still use the lenses (and I have read mixed reviews on kit lenses that's why I went with the Tamron). Is there anything you would suggest I would get? A tripod? A flash? Or should I just shoot and see? My biggest concern is that nothing is VR so I am scared this will have an impact on my picture quality. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. ps. I will only be printing either 4x6 or 5x7 prints, nothing huge.