In a few weeks I'll be getting a Canon XSi and a few lenses. I really shouldn't have gone over $1500 including the cost of the XSi but my current set up is looking to be closer to $1900. So if you have any other suggestions/recommended changes, please keep that budget in mind. I cannot add anything onto this list, but if you feel it would be best, I can swap something(s) out.
- Canon Digital Rebel XSi with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6 IS
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
I take most of my pictures on my daily walks, while traveling and just casual portraits (mostly upper body) of my cat/family. I'm thinking I'll mostly use the kit and 70-200 lenses for travel, the macro and 70-200mm while on my walks (for macro work and a bit of larger wildlife like deer/coyotes/mountain lions), and the 50mm for the portraits. I don't feel the need to get a better wide lens to replace the kit at this time. I may do so in the near future, but not right away.
I was pretty much decided on the first three a few weeks ago and only just recently decided to add in the 70-200mm 4L. Obviously that shot the total price up another $600 so I feel like I want some confirmation that this is a pretty good set for me.