Eric Larsen (no login) Posted Jul 22, 2012 6:05 PM
Well I'm no expert photographer by any means, but I do often carry a DSLR with me. The best investment I've made is a "super zoom" lens with a wide focal length range, in my case a Tamron 18-270mm. It allows me to use a single lens for a wide range of applications. I also use a Nikon D40 body which is one of the lightest DSLRs out there.
If JB still lurks this group, he's an excellent photographer and could help you much more than I could. I'm pretty much a point and shooter who gets lucky every so often.
As for professionals, there are plenty. Here's a good one: