So here's my story. I bought a used Canon Rebel on ebay thinking I would like to have a NICE camera for taking my kids' pictures and maybe a few for my friends. Well it turns out I love taking pictures and have been asked quite a few times to take newborn shots, family portraits and more.
I only have the kit lens 18-55, and I did purchase a 50mm 1.8 that I used ALL the time, but it dropped and broke yesterday. :( I enjoyed the "nifty fifty" so my question is if I should replace it, upgrade to the 1.4, or go for a different lens completely? Do I strictly look at CANON brand only? Or are there other compatible lenses that are better? I LOVE the bokeh and sharpness look.
My son turns 4 soon and starts tee-ball, so I also was maybe thinking about purchasing a nice zoom lens for just that. Any and all recommendations/advice would be greatly appreciated! THANKS!!