I am thinking about taking the plunge in getting a new DSLR. Previously i was using the Canon G12, which was a great portable camera. However it is now full of dust now (due to the places i visit, like deserts), and I am thinking of upgrading to a new camera, perhaps a DSLR. Else I would just buy another G12 probably, since in good light and for postcard prints the difference is not that great (but sometimes i wish I had more dynamic range or the option to dump more bokeh in - else I guess maybe Ps can simulate bokeh, but that's a lot of work!!!)
I was considering which camera to get, but would like to look at the package in its entirety (camera + lenses)
Mainly I do travel photography - landscape shots and people-walking-on the street/expression shots.
I have been recommended the setup:
- Canon 600D body
- Canon 24-105 F4L
- Canon 50mm F1.8
I was thinking of throwing in the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens or Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM Lens for landscape.
To me that sounds like a lot of money. Not to mention i also have to buy (and this recommended to me) a Sirui T1204X tripod.
How would you guys optimize the setup to cost (a lot?) less? Or would you recommend the Nikons/Pentax with cheaper lenses? One thing I like about the Pentax K5 and the D60 is that it is weather sealed, and I will be travelling for the next few years, so that feature would be great. Also I take quite a bit of HDRs, and Pentax's K5 (according to dpreview's comparison) allows me to bracket more than 3 pictures, though these results may not be that different. i think someone in the forum also mentioned a Sigma lens which is also good for landscape and costs less.
Please help with some suggestions so that i can get some insight! Thanks!!!