New Guy Needs Help with DSLR Purchase

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New Guy Needs Help with DSLR Purchase
Mar 22, 2013

Hello Everyone,

I have always enjoyed taking photos of subjects ranging from family and pets to wildlife and landscapes.  Thanks in part to a very generous offer from my Fiancee to pony up half the money for a Canon camera of my choice, I have decided to take the plunge and purchase a DSLR.

I have watched and read reviews and I am very impressed with the EOS 7D.  Now, I am planning on using this as a hobby not a business and this would be my very first DSLR camera.  I am a pretty quick learner.  A new EOS 7D would be at the high end of the spectrum for what I am willing to spend.

My questions are as follows:

1.  Is there a better offering from Canon for the money?

2.  What would be an excellent bundle (lens and body) choice for a beginner?

I tend to take photos of whatever might capture my attention at the moment, so I cannot narrow down my subject matter to only action or landscapes.  I want a camera that is sturdy and will give me years of enjoyment.  AND I REALLY NEED SOME ADVICE.

Thank you all for helping.

Bob

Canon EOS 7D
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