as a gearhead, I was just wondering what I should buy if I would start again with sort of the same money. With the info you know now by reading this forum, would you do it comletely different?
Off course the bodies have been reduced in price and the lenses went up, indexes have been done and blablabla. You get the point
I Started out with 400D + Grip, EF-S 18-55, EF-S 75-300.
If I would start over I would get a 40D with a 28mm F1.8 and later I would add a 70-200 F4 IS.
Reason: I started out with some zooms, sold them both and bought some others, both primes, ... In the past 2 years I havn't had a lens I kept longer then 8 months. As I am an occasional shooter I really don't know my gear as well as I should. I have already limited my gear to 1 zoom and 3 primes (maybe getting a 4th primeops but when I go out I seem never to know which lens I want and always switch.
That's why I would start out with just one prime. A "standard " FOV and after a while I would know if I should get something wider or longer (in my case longer)