Originally Posted by BTCS_JTR
I'm going to be purchasing a Canon EOS 70D fairly soon. Do you suggest I get the 18-135mm bundle, or buy body only and a different lens separately? I'd like the 18-135, but I hear the lens' that come with cameras aren't the greatest.
If you know what focal lengths you're going to favor from past experience then I would get a body without a kit lens. Just buy the lenses you know you prefer. If this is a first experience, the 18-135 is fine to get your feet wet. After a few thousand shots, go back and see where you shot the most (as in focal length) and then you can consider buying better/faster lenses in those ranges.
The canon 50 1.8 and or 40 2.8 are such a good bargains for their price to performance that I'd consider picking one of those up as well and if choosing, I'd recommend the 40 over the 50. There's nearly zero impact in carrying it as a faster lens than the kit 18-135 you're already considering for lower light stuff.