Good Day folks,
Long time lurker, first time poster.
A little background. I've always been interested in photography and luckily my dad has been a prosumer. I have been able to borrow his gear whenever I wanted. He has a range of cameras from a 1d III to a 50d. But the parents are moving to FL so its time for me to spend some money on some gear. I asked him to help with a build last night and its just gets overpriced with him, hence I'm asking here.
What I find myself shooting the most of are landscapes, some cityscapes, my 8 month old daughter and my dogs. What I would like to move into is some wildlife (birds) around our wonderful metro parks. I know with a limited budget this might not be possible on one piece of glass but I'm a poor student
Here is what I'm thinking. 90% sure I'm going to go refurbished through CLP. I also think that I am going to go with the 7d, although it might be overkill for me. Maybe move down to the 50d?
7d or 50d - I've held them both and like them.
Lens: This is where I'm torn, do I blow the rest of my budget on the 24-105L or go with the 28-135 IS USM.
I also need to get a bag, UV and polarizing filter, and a flash I think(maybe 430 or a 580).
So any help would be appreciated. And thanks for making these forums a wonderful place for people like me to learn.