I used to own a Canon EOS 450D DSLR (12 Megapixel, LiveView) Kit with EF-S 18-55mm IS and I got a telephoto zoom lens later for my birthday. I loved that camera and the equipment was perfect for me as a rookie photographer.
I still consider myself a rookie photographer because I do this only as a hobby and even though I regularly upgrade my gear, I don’t invest thousands of $$$$ for one lens like the professionals do (although my entire gear is probably worth already $$$$) and I don’t spend hours and days editing my pictures in Photoshop.
I sold the 450D kit after a few years and I upgraded the body to the Canon EOS 600D DSLR with 18 Megapixel, 7,6 cm (3 Zoll) flexible Display, Full HD keeping also the telephoto lens.
I bought later a Canon 50 mm lens for portrait photos and I had it on my camera most of the times, switching to the telephoto zoom lens when necessary, but I felt like I was still missing an all-rounder lens for traveling and for those moments when changing lenses was not possible. After a long research I finally ordered the new lens and some additional accessories too.
My equipment now includes:
– Canon EOS 600D Body
– Canon EF-S 18-135mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM Lens
– Canon EF-S 55-250mm 4,0-5,6 IS II Lens
– Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 II Lens
– 58mm and 67mm Lens Hoods
– Canon RS-60 E3 Remote Release
– Canon Custom Gadget 100EG SLR Camera Bag
I am looking forward to experimenting with the new lens and taking lots of beautiful pictures on the upcoming trip in two weeks! 🙂