I guess it would be too far off for me to call it an early Birthday present, being my Birthday isn't until November 20th. But aside from that.
Yesterday I treated myself by ordering the new Nikon D80 Digital SLR camera with Nikon Nikkor 18-135mm ED-IF AS-F lens and a 4GB RiTek SDHC card. I'm really excited but I'm still in the dark as when I'm going to get it, Being how it just came out last week, it's flying off the shelfs and the warehouses of online stores. I ordered it from Ritz Camera which they say that they have the body in stock and will ship it today but the lens is unknown right now. I might have a camera body with no way to use it for a week I dunno.
I suppose I could just order the Nikon 50mm F1.8 lens I had planned on getting later just a little earlier if there seems to be some problems getting the zoom lens.
Anyway I'm really happy about the purchase I hope it lives up to my expectations, I'm a Canon guy turned Nikon, as I'm not impressed with any of the entry level DSLR's that Canon offers. Canon also has a new entry level DSLR that replaced the XT, called the XTi (400D) but personally I think it feels cheap very plasticy, plus it has a lot less features like no spot meter, but it isn't bad for $200 less for the body only.