I'm often asked what type of camera to get. This section is for you.
The suggestions are a great starting point and include what I use myself.
Personally, I prefer to get the body-only and select the best options for my needs. The separate lenses noted are what I bought myself and couldn't be more pleased. Your mileage may vary, but these are my recommendations.
This lens is your ultimate if-I-could-only-have-one-lens lens. Not very inexpensive, but sometimes the least expensive option is doing it right the first time. GREAT image quality, not too big and comes with a lens hood.
The f/4 version of the RF 70-200 is about as good as it gets and you lose (almost) nothing vs. the 2.8 version; especially with today's high-ISO performance. The image quality is spectacular and LOVE the size.
This is an amazing bag. Fits everything, is super-durable and is a great size for most things. The zippered pockets really top it off. I've found that smaller is slightly too small and larger is just too big. This one is just right.
Boost saturation and contrast (and reduce haze and reflections) for rich landscape and sky colors in bright sunlight. Rotate clockwise (to not unscrew) for desired effect. Select the correct size for your lens.
This is a stunning option. Possibly all that you'll ever need and a tremendous value. Just be sure to turn the image stabilization off on your lens when on a tripod. Superior lever-lock design and extends to 59.45". 15.75" closed.
This 2 light kit is probably the best value of all time for video lighting. Two 24"x24" softboxes each with an 85W 5500K (which is perfect) CFL bulb and stand. Comes with carrying case and is everything that most will ever need.
This is worth it (if you don't mind the high cost). Use your camera's White Balance settings or do a Custom WB to calibrate your camera to mixed lighting for spectacular results. It's easy and periodically important.
An external hard drive is not a bad idea for backup and this is a great option. They all say to get at least 2 TBs. More seems like a little overkill. Compatible with Windows. Requires a simple reformatting for Mac.
The SpyderX Pro calibrates your computer's monitor to the room's lighting for accurate colors. An extremely cool device and is very simple and precise. Essential if you get into shooting in RAW one day.
Mounts on tripod to hold your phone horizontally or vertically. Versatile mounting options and has a cold shoe.
For seamless mounting onto a traditional ball head. Perfect size that makes for a very clean and tidy fit.
Not the most portable, but GREAT for the home and travel; to include in a backpack. Just awesome, powerful and I'm going to say a must-have.