I was able to get a great deal on the Canon EOS 60D body and now I have to buy myself a suitable quality lens.
Unfortunately my order was later revoked so no great deal for me. Will have to continue searching. but lens selection is still valid even though I didn't get the camera.
I don't want to buy the cheap low quality 18-55 that can be purchased for low money because that wouldn't make too much sense. Before I get enough money to also buy a decent lens like Canon 17-55 IS, Canon 15-85 IS or at least Canon 17-85 IS I'd like to buy a good lens for less...
I'm flirting with either of these two lenses for the meantime:
- Canon 50mm 1.4
- Tamron 17-50 2.8 XR Di II LD ASL - the non-VC version because internet reviewers say it's better quality than the newer VC version
50% of photos will be done photographing people indoors, 25% will be still life objects like food indoors and the rest outdoor photography...
Should I be considering other alternatives as well? I've had a chance of using Sigma 17-50 2.8 on a Nikon some time ago, but was dissatisfied with the image quality.
I suppose if I'm about to buy a zoom lens my 50mm could still be easily used while Tamron (although much more versatile than the fixed length 50mm lens) will become obsolete afterwards... Most likely. I'm probably going to buy one of the previously mentioned zooms in a year or two.
Which lens would you recommend would be a better fit for the meantime and why? Which one would you buy if you were in my shoes?
As suggested by one of you guys I should also add another lens I could buy beside the couple I'm deciding between. And that would be the Canon 60mm 2.8 Macro. It's high quality, a bit narrower to 50mm but a great portrait lens as well... And well worth keeping for closeup macro work I also intend to do (minority though). But it could be used as my only lens until I buy a zoom in a yer or two.