I have been interested in having a camera that affords me a lot more flexibility to experiment and "play" (long exposures, different lenses, raw shooting, image processing and so on). Also want to further an interest in wildlife photography that has been curtailed since the split with GF and her camera!
I have spoken to a friends and am looking at the current setup:
Second hand Canon EOS 50D (with or without the kit lens 17-85mm one)
A nifty fifty F1.8
A 70-400 USM F4.0
Also considering something super-wideangle like a Sigma 10-20mm or the Tamron equivalent.
Are there any glaring inadequacies here and does anyone have any advice as to where money might be better spent? All advice appreciated.
Please note that HD video in an SLR doesn't interest me and an alloy body to the camera is a must.