Hi there, another newbie looking for advice please.
I'm about to buy my first DSLR and have pretty much decided on the 550D, subject to giving it a good try out in a shop. I've looked at the 60D and Nikon D5000 as well as I like the flip out screens, but with a budget of £1000 (including memory and spare battery) I've plumped for the 550D body and 17-85 f4/5.6 IS USM lens. Easy.
But - is there anything else I should consider, like the Sony A33 or A55 say? I wanted to stick with one of the big two brands just for the sake of it being easier to get bits but I'm open to suggestions.
I mostly take macro wildlife and landscape stuff (if I go Canon the 100mm Macro would be my next purchase) and the link in my sig goes to my Flickr page so you can see the sort of thing I like. Currently I'm using a Fuji S9600 and although I like it I feel I'm getting towards its limits now.
So, do you have any other cameras I should consider before I go ahead? I'll give all of them a feel in the shop first, but that aside what else should I look at?
Thanks for your advice, and for reading this far.