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Interesting that people on the forum don't place my importance on quality video.
I'd go with used gear, as I so often do.
60D* (or T4i for latest tech)
EF-S 15-85 IS*
EF-S 60/2.8 macro**
EF 70-200/4 L
EF 40/2.8 STM*
Probably have money left over for all the incidentals!
* currently own
** have owned, and loved
I shoot mostly full frame, but for personal stuff and general photography, I often take the 60D with the 15-85 mounted, and that's it. I've used this successfully for some event assignments with a 580EX flash. So, that would be the ultimate serious hobbyist kit for maybe $1200, without flash. Buy a 580 flash, after market battery grip, nice bag, 16GB Class 10 memory card, tripod and cable release -- you're good to go for around $1800.