Unboxing my new Nikon D3200 digital SLR

So, here I am unboxing my new digital SLR. FIrst, I grab a nice sharp letter-opener to get the Best Buy box open.
Inside is packing material, the invoice, some promo literature, and my “kit,” a box that includes the camera body and a lens.
There it is, brand new. Hot dog!
Lift that baby out of the shipping box…
And open it right up. Brand new factory warranty.
Putting the warranty and documentation aside, but keeping them handy. I’ll need to refer to them later.
Open up the camera first.
Here it is, candy-apple red! No lens attached yet, and the battery is still in the box.
The flash on my phone shows off the color a little better.
Here’s the 18-55mm zoom lens, nestled in its protective packing.
Not too big.
It comes with a white translucent cap to protect the back when not in use.
It attaches quickly and easily once you know how.
Uh-oh, that’s going to need a 52mm NC filter to protect it from dust and scratches. Filters can be easily and cheaply replaced, the lens, not so much.
Now here’s the little white box with the included accessories.
One cable is for data transfer to a computer, the other lets me play my videos and photos on a TV or projector.
There’s the battery and the strap.
There’s a second shipping box. Could this be my telephoto zoom lens?
Careful… careful…
It is! It is my telephoto zoom lens!
55-300, that ought to bring faraway subjects much closer, and allow me to isolate subjects from their backgrounds using the shallow depth-of-field available at wider aperture settings.
And it includes a soft drawstring pouch and snap-on lens hood! Hot dog!
Now here’s the lens itself, still swaddled in its packing.
A close-up of the markings on the lens. Once again, I’m going to need a filter, this time a 58mm one, as denoted by the last number on the right.
And probably my favorite part of unboxing anything with an electronic viewing screen, peeling off the protective film!
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