There is a possibility we may finally be getting a decent camera at work. I've been purchasing P&S bodies (mostly Olympus) as that is all that they seem to want. We also have a Canon S70 as the decent P&S. Well now I may get the chance to add a DSLR.
The budget will be no more than $1500, and that really means no more.
There will be no "and then later...." part, it needs to be complete now.
That needs to include tax so now we are at roughly $1400
There is no starter stuff so you need to knock $100 off for case and memory card. - $1300
The kit needs a body and walkaround lens (obviously).
Plus a fast prime.
Plus a long lens.
Each lens will need to include a hood and filter.
All stuff needs to be new. Prices either from BH or Amazon only.
So, Xti ($665) or Xt ($500)
Canon 18-55 ($100), Sigma 17-70 ($350) or something else?
Canon 28 2.8 ($170), Sigma 30 1.4 ($380), Canon 50 1.8 ($80), or something else?
Sigma 55-200 ($140), Canon 75-300 ($195), or something else?
(Lens costs only, need to add filter for all and hood where not included)
What about other lenses like the Tamron 18-50 to cover walkaround and fast?
Got an opinion? My personal kit has been unchanged for years and I don't own any small sensor lenses. I realize a lot of this stuff (the long lenses particularly) are far from top quality but I need to stay within the rules. Suggestions please.