I just made the switch from a Digital Sony Super Steady Shot 5.1 MP to the Canon EOS 30D. I am completely new to DSLR's and would like some input on my choices. I also picked up a Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC AF-MF Zoom Lens. I have no idea if this was a wise choice for my first lens or how it will limit or contribute to my photo taking experience. To top it all off I picked up a Vitacon DSLR HD PRO-SERIES MC AF DIGITAL 0.5X Wide Angle Lens and a UV and Polerizer filter.
As you can tell I am just getting my feet wet with my new decided hobby in photography. I feel it is a healthy hobby and would like some insight on my purchases and some sugestions on future lenses as well as literature that will help me learn to use my new found gear and use it wisely. If you can fill me in on the best and intended uses for my gear or what my limitation might be with each I would really apreciate it.
Thank you very much for your time!