what should I look for when I get my camera?

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what should I look for when I get my camera?

Well, it looks like I am finally about to enter this forum properly as the college where I work is finally going to get me a 350d. They wanted large poster prints from the 3 MP point & shoot camera I was using (an HP Photosmart 435). I've managed to convince them...or nagged at them so much they caved in.....to get a dSLR to get the prints they are after.

I'm getting a Sigma 18-200mm lens with a 430EX flash and a few other things such as bag and tripod. I have seen a few people having problems with the 350 and taking it back for a new one...what should i check on the camera and lens (other than the obvious, such as does it power up!) to make sure all is OK?

Ashley

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