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I currently shoot with a Nikon D300 purchased in October of 2008. Bought second hand, but it was in mint condition with very few photos taken. My primary glass is a pro lens, the Nikon AF-S ED Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G VR. This thing is super sharp and extremely fast. It focuses in about 1/5th of the time of my secondary lens and does very well in low light. My secondary glass is a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 VR-II DX G ED lens which has proven to be one of the best general purpose lenses on the market at the moment. There are faster lenses out there, but not many with the versatility this lens offers. Most conditions allow for this to be more than sufficient for photos. One other lens I keep close by because it is tack sharp and excellent in low light is my Nikon 50mm f1.8 AF-D Prime. I do have an SB-800 flash for those occasions where more light is needed and a couple of SB-600's for side lights and highlights as remote units. My most recent addition is a TC-20E which is a 2X tele-converter that works with my primary glass to bring the focal range to 210-600mm range on the D300 with the 1.5x crop factor the DX sensor has to offer.
Anyway, some of the cameras I have previously had were decent, others I hated:
Nikon D60 - Another Excellent DSLR and it came with an AF-S Nikkor 18-55 f3.5-5.6 DX G VR II ED lens. This is currently my wife's new toy, but doubles as my backup body when needed.
Nikon D200 - Wonderful camera! If you can't afford the new D300 or D700, get THIS camera!
Nikon D40 - Excellent entry level DSLR and usually comes with an AF-S Nikkor 18-55 f3.5-5.6 DX G II ED lens.
Nikon L1 - Good pictures but very slow. This is the reason I jumped to the DSLR!
Nikon CoolPix 4300 - Great camera, at least until you drop it in salt water. Had two of these!
Kodak DC260 - Awesome Camera for a point and shoot. I hated to see this one go, but after three years of rough use, it finally gave up.
Kodak 1500 - Great every day use camera, but lacked a good optical zoom.
Kodak 210 - Thought it was great but only lasted 2 months before the zoom gear failed.
Casio DC-10 - My first digital.... It was only a 320X280 resolution, no flash, fixed focus, but I loved it just the same. Of course by today's standards it would be a terrible choice but back then it was great!
I've had several film cameras, but never did anything much with them.... Couldn't afford to develop a lot of film so I had to choose my shots very carefully. Not to mention I always had low end cameras, so I couldn't expect much out of them anyway.
If you have pointers on using the SLR digitals, other than flaming my entry setup (I am very partial to my Nikon equipment), let me know. I'm learning and always welcome good advice.
Have a great day!