Hello fellow photographers,
This is my first post on the forum but I have been coming here for quite some time now. Anyway... I got my first slr last year, a used 400d, since then, I have greatly improved my skills and am itching for some new gear. Christmas is quickly approaching (a lot of money will be going out) but I have ~$800 to spend on myself. I have found myself longing for a non-rebel shooter, but I also want to invest in some good glass. I currently only own the kit lens and a nifty-fifty (I love that little guy). Back on topic...I shoot mostly outdoor soccer games (doesn't work well with the short focal lengths) and portraits.
My question for all you kind people is where I should put my money. My preferences so far are as follows:
A 70-200mm f4l non is
A 17-40mm f4l
A used EOS 1D (the 4.15 MP scares me but I've heard great things) ~$485 on KEH
A used EOS 1D Mark II (not as good used condition on KEH) ~$750
A used xxD (Suggestions?)
Thanks in advance for all of your help!