Buying an SLR Camera: What accessories should I get?
I've had a soft spot for photography, and I was rather spoilt in having a Canon EOS 350d at my last place I worked, along with a nice secondary lens (I think was a x-300mm one, forget what the lower figure was), and a Speedlite EX580 flash.
I've never been able to take photo's like it since with any other compact camera, and that was without the nice IS option you get now.
I'm going away at the end of April, and I want a nice new camera to play with. Venue is Cyprus, and occasion is a wedding.
Outside of this, I tend to use it for scouting events (so people moving about, sports/activities outside etc.), and will probably do some photography in the school too when i've got it.
Now I've got my eye on the Canon 550d, as it seems to be a marked upgrade from the 450d and the 500d for not a great amount more.
What I'm stuck for choice on, is what accessories to get with it before I go away.
I have a budget in mind of about £800 ish in total.
Body only is about £510, and with the kit lens (18-55mm IS) is £575.
Kit lens on it's own is £100.
There's also the option of getting the body+ 18-135mm IS Lens for £725.
The next lens up seems to be the 55-250mm lens, at £160,
and I've also spotted suggestions to get the 50mm static lens at £80.
The flash, I've seen either the 430EX at about £200 or the 580EX at £370.
Frankly I'm stuck for what to buy. I don't think I'll need the flash for my upcoming trip, but it has huge advantages when working with people wearing white! And I can't decide which lenses I want as I want all of them, but cannot afford all right now.
Any suggestions from the happy snappers out there?