Hello Moose! I explored this forum quite alot as well as the Facebook pages and really loved them!
I am looking to buy a Canon T2i or a Canon 60D (depends on the budget left after deciding on the lenses as suggested by you). Looking at an overall budget of around $1000 and want to invest well in the lenses.
I am an amateur and into travel photography (landscape, portrait, macro photography and some zoom). I am looking for as few lenses as possible to avoid changing the lenses frequently. I did go through the forums, and found the below suggestions :
1. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 USM for portrait
2. Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM for portrait and landscape
3. Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for a general all purpose lens
4. Tamron 18-270 for a general all purpose lenses.
However, I am unable to pick the best choices and would like your recommendation. As I told earlier, I would like to keep as few lenses as possible.