Apologies if this is a well-worn thread, but I have trawled through the archives at length on this subject, and am still un-decided.
I am a Sony DSC-F707 user of many years, now ready to take the next step to a DSLR. I am a traditional Canon user - have a EOS5 for slide shooting - so the choice of body has been easy for me ... the EOS30D. I am however a little uncertain which Canon lenses to go for, and would like to ask for all you guys' expert help.
I expect to eventually make the 100-400L investment - still a good choice ? - but am very undecided which short zoom to go for, to buy along with the body. The choices I see are the EF
-S 18-55 'standard' that comes with the basic body package, the slightly more expensive EF
-S 17-85 IS
24-85, or go the whole hog with the EF
? Anything else I should be looking at ?
I already have the EF
75-300 III for my EOS5 which I hardly ever use for slide work, but suspect I may need better glass for digital zoom work.
I shoot on the ramp and airfield where I work, and on regular trips at home and abroad. There may be a link to some of my work on my web-site in my profile.
Many Thanks In Advance