Hi everyone, I'm just getting started in the SFX/Foley world and want to assemble my first kit to record in the field and on location. I know I'll need a mic and a portable recorder, but there are just way to many choices for a starter. So, I need some advice which kind of microphone I should get (directional, stereo, condenser, …) and from which brand since I have absolutely no work experience and have no idea which are the better brands. Also I would need a recording device and I have no idea (again :P) what kind I should get (with built-in mic, multitrack, …) and from which company. Also, is there anything else I would need? My budget is about $1400 and it'd be great to get the best out of that. The more specific you will be, the more you will help me.
I'd appreciate any help since I'm a complete newbie. :)
(If this has been asked already, just point me a link to the question since I can't seem to find it.)