This is the camera equipment that I use.
I first bought the Sony Alpha DSLRA350K 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera with Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens which is a great camera and takes terrific photos.
Then I bought this Sony SAL70300G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SSM ED G-Series Compact Super Telephoto Zoom Lens because I wanted to take wild life photos with greater detail. Althought this lens is rather expensive, it is well worth it for the great photos I can get with it.
A tripod is a must have and this Davis & Sanford VOYAGER3H Voyager Tripod with 3 Way Pan and Tilt Head is is the one I use. It is very strong and sturdy and easy to set up.