I have been taking digital pictures since i bought a 1.3 MP Olympus in 1999. In 2006 I started thinking about getting a new camera. After over 1 year of reading I finally got the dream machine - a Nikon D300 on day 1 when it was released to the public (Nov 21 2007).
As of April 2014 I switched to a FujiFilm X-T1 and carry the 23mm f/1.4 and the 56mm f/1.2. Colors are amazing, moving back to ASP-C (from m43) is really nice and after fiddling with a FF Canon I think that the 1.5 crop suits my needs well.
I can't get used to the difference between a 35 and 50 mm equivalent but I guess if you were to choose one then the 35mm is the way to go.
Dec 2014 - OK so the Fuji experience didnt last long - Now rockin a Nikon D810 ;) and I chose a Tamron 24-70 f2.8 since its a bit sharper than the nikon and has VR.
Nikon D300 with MB-D10 Grip (running 8x Eneloop) and a 8GB 300x Lexar inside.
18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR IF-ED Nikon
50mm f/1.8 D later G AF Nikon
35mm f/1.8G AF Nikon
24mm f/2.8D AF Nikon (sold)
SB-800 AF Speedlight (running 5x PowerEx 2700 mAH NiMH)
Gitzo 1228 Mountaineer Carbon Fiber Tripod with a Markins M10 Ballhead and RRS QR clamp.
Lightsphere II, rocket blower ;), 4gb Sandisk II CF - all in a KATA R-101 Backpack.
I use Lightroom 2.0 for photo managment and Photoshop CS4 for post-processing on a decent dektop with a calibrated monitor.
Mirrorless Olympus OM-D EM5
I got a M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8 and the Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 ED M.Zuiko EZ kit Lens (x2 crop factor for micro four thirds).
Just added the amazing Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 and it almost always stays on the camera.
Occasionally i pull out the Olympus FL-50R to add some flash light.