I have my lenses picked out so I'm set there for now.
My P&S didn't take SD cards. Is there a certain brand, style, size of SD that's recommended? I hooked the P&S up to the computer to download photos so I never bothered with a card reader. Nikon battery or after market?
I'll be shooting the kids and landscaping around homes.
A Lowepro Nova 3 makes a great little bag for a D50, couple lenses, and flash. Inexpensive, well built, good protection. Bags are gonna drive ya nuts.... they're like shoes, watches, purses.... the collection never ends!
I like the 'da Protector' for LCD protection. Not only scratch resistant, but offers excellent impact resistance, also.
Admit you're going to visit lens lust often, and buy the lowepro 200 bag
Op something strap
Don't get talked into anything faster then an Ultra II card. D50 write speed is slightly faster the I, and slower the II. I won't start the debate on many smaller cards v 1 large card. I have (2) 1G, and (1) 2G. Also, the camera mis states how many photos fit on the card, by quite a bit.
Copperhill sensor cleaning kit. Sensor will get dust, just when and how much.
Shoot raw or raw + jpg from the beginning. Figure out how you're going to find one picture in 10,000, because you'll be there sooner then you expect.
www.daproducts.com for the LCD cover. It's a must for me. A bit of a pain to cut the adhesive strips and lay them on (why it can't come with the strips in place I have no idea) but once it's on, you're set.