Now that I have settled on my camera store, DSLR, starter lenses, and editing software, I have some time to kill until Thanksgiving/Christmas (that's when Lori is letting em make my purchases) - I figured I should get myself settled on other essential goodies. I don't know what is essential, but, I figure a decent camera bag and a tripod are good places to start. I'm on the usual strict budget, so with that in mind, I've been looking at basic options. Tripod I was thinking about looking for an ultra compact tripod (something that collapses nice and small...maybe under a foot), but am a bit wary of of what kind of build quality I will be getting for something like that on the cheap. I figure it will be getting used with the camera or our camcorder, both of which will be under 5-6 pounds. Camera Bag I have no idea what to look at/for. If it is any help in comparing, I normally carry my PB in a neoprene sleeve and tuck that into my cheap Jansport backback. But, I really don't know.