50D - to kit or not to kit?

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lauty4
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50D - to kit or not to kit?
Jan 8, 2010

After reading a lot of great reviews in this forum and elsewhere, I'm pretty set on getting a 50D. I will be new to owning a dSLR, and am hoping to begin a long-lasting hobby. At least for the next couple of years, I'll mostly be taking landscapes and some action shots. The price of the 50D seems pretty good now, and a kit with a 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is about $1130. At kit that includes that lens and a 70-300mm IS is about $1500. I guess my questions are these: does it make any sense to just get the body alone and an L lens (not sure which - suggestions pls)? Or, is the 28-135mm kit + another L lens better? Or, is the kit with both lenses a great deal and I should be happy with that? I just wonder if I should leave the L lenses for later in life when I actually get better at photography. My budget is about $2,000. Thanks very much.

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