OK, so this Sydneysider is heading to the USA in 2 weeks time and am planning on taking advantage of the current fantastic exchange rate, combined with paying off my personal loan last month and bonus leave loading for the month off work
For the information of you nice American folk, you'll be pleased to know that the Aussie dollar now buys around US 99c (and rising) and this is kind of a big deal to us in Australia who are used to paying AUD$2100 for a lens that would normally cost around US$1500 in the States such as the 50L.
I'm keen to get a couple of decently fast primes and need some advice in terms of which is a better option.
My options are: I could get one L - either a 35, 50 or 135. Focal length wise, the 50 would be perfect for my purposes - being portraits and live music. Or, I could get several non-L lenses, being: 50 f1.4, 85 f1.8, and 100 f2.8 Macro for roughly the same price. Or the 15 Fisheye instead of the 100 Macro.
I guess the big question is whether one L is worth 3 lesser lenses of varying versatility and purpose?
Or are there other non-L lenses that would be better for the money?
(Ideally I want to spend less than US$1500 and I use a 1D3 body 99% of the time.)
Thanks for your assistance!