neens87 wrote in post #14411130
Thank you all so much! I'm going to look into everything you all suggested.
I don't have a lens yet. I was looking at 28-135mm & 70-200mm lenses.
& I wanted to try a bit of everything. Nature, my pets, my niece.. I really like macro lenses.
If you don't have a lens yet, I suggest that you start with something wider than 28mm, as that is more like 45mm (equivalent field of view) with your crop sensor. If you are okay with used (which you must be, given the body purchase), the kit 18-55 is readily available, dirt cheap and will complement a 70-200.
Bags, bags, bags . . . the choice (and advice) is endless! For mine, the most useful day to day bag to have is a small holster bag with a shoulder/sling strap that fits your body and one lens - great for grabbing quick shots and protecting your camera, and at the cheaper end of the range. Combine that with a larger bag that can carry multiple lenses (don't buy this until you have multiple lenses) for those times when you want to take more gear. By the time that you buy this larger bag, you will probably have a much better idea of the type of bag (i.e. shoulder, backpack, sling etc.) that you want.