Need recommendations on new 6D photo kit

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Need recommendations on new 6D photo kit
Jan 22, 2013

Hello again DPREVIEW,

I am looking for advice on putting together a brand new "prosumer" photography kit centered around everyday shooting and travel photography. I am a former 20D user who is getting back into the hobby after a 5 year sabbatical or sorts. I've put off upgrading my SLR for a while but I think the time has come with the 6D as it addresses most of my gripes about the 20D's shortcomings vs modern cameras. I'm selling most of my old gear to my brother who just got into photography with his Rebel T3i so I'll be starting from scratch for most things. Here's what's in my shopping cart at the moment:

  • Canon 6D w/ 24-105 F4 L lens
  • Canon 70-200 F4 L (from my old kit)
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX II
  • Gary Fong Collapsible LightSphere (diffuser)
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB SDHC card (2x)
  • Lowepro SlingShot 202AW bag
  • Sanyo Eneloop XX batteries for the Speedlite
  • Extra LP-E6 battery for the 6D
  • LensPen DSLR Pro Kit for lens cleaning
  • Giottos Rocket Air Blower (small)
  • Really Right Stuff TQC-14 tripod w/ BH-30 ballhead
  • Adobe Lightroom 4

This seems to cover all the bases for a starter kit, and I plan on renting a 17-40 and a variable ND filter for my honeymoon trip to Hawaii in August (can't afford it just yet, and I hear there's a new ultra wide zoom in the works). If anybody has any suggestions for things I might have missed, big or small, let me know! I'm very excited to be getting back into the swing of things.

Canon EOS 20D Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5) Canon EOS 6D
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