All first post here, looking for some feedback on the kit I have ordered to get me started now that I am a Canonite .
Formally a an Olympus guy, had a E500 and E1 that I loved, but the newer E3/510/410 cameras use a Panasonic sensor that produces a cooler tone that is not as appealing to me as the warmer tones from the previous Kodak sensors, btw I also considered Nikon but to me their colors look over saturated and un-natural, but I'm not a Pro so it's just my personal opinion...
With the recent price drop on the 40D I decided this would be the best time to make the switch to a new system and after much back and forth and seriously considering my image needs (Portraits, School Sports, Some Landscapes) and how much I wanted to spend to achieve this, I decided on the following Kit:
40D + Canon BG-E2N Battery Grip
Tokina 12mm - 24mm f/4 PRO DX
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS EF USM
On the 1.6 cropped sensor I have an effective range of approx 19-480mm, with no gaps in between, with the fast F1.8/2.8 in the 24-70mm range for portraits were I think I will need it the most. I can live with the F4 on the wide end and F4-5.6 w/ IS for the long end.
The L's were tempting, but frankly that is more optical quality than I need at this point.
So based on the kit listed, are there any known flaws with this configuration that you can point out or perhaps warn me about before the gear gets here?