I'm looking into buying a dSLR, did some research and scoped into this configuration. Its based on Canon but I didn't want to post in the Canon forum because I thought it would be more of a newbie issue and even other brand users would understand and be able to help. So heres what I have and the budget I set on it.
Canon EOS 400D ($500) 2nd hand
EF 50mm F1.8 II ($120) Probably will get brand new.
EF-S 55-250mm F/4-5.6 IS ($200+) 2nd hand
24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Marco (Sigma) ($400-500?) 2nd hand
I will probably set apart say 200 dollars for a high speed CF card and Dry Cabinet.
I have a few doubts about the last lens, I was wondering if I should get 17-50mm F2.8 instead, I think they are about the same price. What do you guys think? How significant is the wide end of it? My thoughts are probably that I can crop the tele end if I needed, but I can't get a wide end by editing. However... I'm not sure if I'll even use the wide end that much (I could get a cheapo kit lens maybe?), and also distortion issues perhaps?
Indeed, if you have noticed, I'm going after high lens speeds with a tight budget. I feel that lens speed is an important spec' for me.
Also, are there any bad choices up there that you could warn me before I step into them? I understand that certain lenses aren't up to standard like a 75-300mm. Did I overlook anything else?
Thanks for the help guys!