I've been wanting to get seriously into outdoor photography but other "serious" hobbies have got in the way! I've been looking at a new Canon t3i but with lenses and accessories, it looks like it might go around 1k or more. I'd rather stay under that for my initial purchase and buy components as I need/can afford them.
So I was looking around and saw some Canon 30D's with lenses and other accessories for a decent price. I'm just wondering if that particular camera would be good for a beginner moving up from point and shoots to DSLR? I've also noticed that there are several "how-to" video and books on the Canon 30D and how to use it. Anyone have a favorite?
Finally, if the 30D is not recommended for a beginner, which camera in the used market would you suggest?