I would appreciate if any one can provide some advice.
Currently, I own a Canon PowerShot G11 and another compact Canon camera iXus 110.
I had my first compact camera- Canon iXus 110 when I started traveling. While I started Scuba diving, I bought another Canon G11 for underwater photography.
I bought several equipments ie. UnderWater Strobes which I gradually upgraded to a more powerful one.
Now, I would like to start on a hobby to take some land pictures using a proper DSLR camera.
As a newbie in DSLR cameras, I am in a dilemma on whether I should buy the top of the line Camera - ie. 5D Mark II.
I have a reasonable budget of around 5.5K for the Camera Body with a Prime lense and an Ultra Wide Lens.
As recommended, a 85mm 1.8 Lens match with another Ultra Wide 17-40 f4 Lens with a 430 Cannon Speedlite.
I am not sure if it is a good ideal to buy such a top line camera as I am relatively new to DSLR besides I use a semi-manual G11.
It is a sunk cost and I am not worried about the returns coz its a hobby to me.
I have experience the hassle of upgrading my camera equipments while I was using my G11 for shooting underwater pictures and would rather spend a bigger budget to buy a better set of equipment instead of upgrading it from time to time.
I have taken into consideration of the need to purchase Dry Cabinet, UV filters, etc.
The budget is not too much of an issue but it is the question if it is a wise move.
Kindly provide some advise and some thoughts.