Last year I purchased a xsi with a 18-55 & 70-300. It took great pictures and I enjoyed it at first. But I didn't like having 2 lenses and didn't like how much stuff I was lugging around all the time. I travel internationally every month to somewhere and it just seemed to get heavier and bulkier as I went. So, I traded it for a P & S in Costa Rica in a weak moment back in January. Since then, I have regretted it.... The panazonic fz35 I traded for is supposed to be about as good as you can get with a p & S but it just can not compare to the shots I got with the xsi even though I didn't have a clue what I was doing!!
So, I have decided that I am going to get another DSLR, only this time I want to get ONE lens. yea, I know, I know.... but I think that is what I hated most about the other one was having to change lenses so I want a decent quality lens that can go from close to far. I know It is impossible to get from 18-300 on one lens and have any kind of quality at all but I am willing to trade off something to just have one lens on all the time.
I was looking at BHphoto and it looks like they have lots of Used cameras from 30D's to XSI's to T1i and T2'is and some have lenses and some don't and quite frankly I am just lost as to what to get.
90% of my photos will be travel photos. Landscapes, cityscapes and people, mostly outdoor stuff so low light is not that important. video I could take or leave. OK, I know it seems insane to get a DSLR and have just one lens but I really am serious about wanting one lens. so shoot me
OK, bottom line, lets say I have a budget of $500-$1000 for the camera and lens. What would you recommend that is available from BH currently? (I have purchased a lot from them over the years receiving great customer service and would prefer to stay with them)
Lastly, is there anything I need to ask or consider when buying used??