Which kit, if money is not a factor, is ideal for a newborn?

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Which kit, if money is not a factor, is ideal for a newborn?
May 9, 2013

I am, very soon, going to be a proud father. I find myself in the fortunate position of being able to purchase the equipment necessary to make the most of my child's early years. While I certainly don't intend to waste money just to have the biggest and best, if it will not necessarily improve the shots of my child, I do not mind paying more for those improvements that will.

I am not a neophyte to photography -- I have shot film (and later digital) on both Canon and Nikon systems for decades. However, I have not been involved in following recent developments in the past 5 years or more in photography equipment. I am a big man and do not mind the weight and bulk of a DSLR and lenses of any size.

There are no doubt similar threads on DPReview, and I have tried to read many of them. I do currently own some older bodies and lenses, but I do not mind reinvesting and so am purposefully not listing my current equipment so I do not sway opinions.

But I suppose my ultimate question to you is this -- if money was not a limiting factor, what would be the kit (body, lenses and other accessories) you would choose? Whether it is a point & shoot or a $15,000 Nikon/Canon kit, I am anxious to hear your opinions

I would like it to be something currently available. I would like to work with the new body some before my child arrives -- I am very familiar with photography and its tenets, but every new body and system has its own quirks to become familiar with.

Thank you in advance for your consideration,

NewDad

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