The story never gets old:
I was given a Canon 500D camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6. Later I was also given a Tamron AF 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro with Canon mount. As they say "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth" be happy you got it. This is a good starting kit and I have fun and enjoy using this gear.
However, I'm starting to see some limitations as my skill increases:
- not wide enough
- soft on the end
- slow on focus
I'm looking for long term investment in lenses that will be "beneficial" to my landscape photography. I came up with two sets of "combos" of lenses that I think would complement each other for given set:
- First option:
- Second option:
Personally, I'm inclined towards second set that has wider aperture, they more closely mirror my current set despite the higher price tag. I'm covered at long end (100-300mm) as I got myself Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM that I use for wildlife.
EDIT: Since I wrote this question things had changed. I can confirm for these that maybe in similar situation that I was back in time I use now following equipment. Moved from Canon 500D to Canon 7D, bought 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM (expensive piece, but love it) and 70-200mm f/4L IS USM (as it is lighter then f/2.8)