I've been on the fence for the D7000 for a few months, and this seems to be the cheapest I've found it.
As someone who hasn't ever been into photography, but wants to get into astrophotography and landscape timelapse, would this be a good camera to start out with?
Also, considering I'll need to get a lens of some sort, is getting this deal then buying a lens separately better than this deal? : http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-DX-Fo...ikon+d7000
I'd definitely consider buying refurbished - I purchased a d5100 from Cameta last year and it was like new. Not sure if the d7000 is great specifically for astrophotography, but I use a D7000 at work and it is definitely a very, very good camera, especially in low light conditions.