Ok so I convinced myself to take the hit and purchase a Canon 85mm f/1.8. It is a wonderful lens and I love it. The problem is, on my 450D and 20D, it's too long. The quality of the lens it amazing and I love the bokeh. I bought it for portraiture use but I find myself in the 35mm-50mm range a lot more often on my Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5. The 85mm may be more useful on a Full Frame body but right now it's just a $400 paperweight.
So I was looking at the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and it seemed to be pretty good. If I sell my 85mm I want to get a lens with very similar quality. I heard that the Canon 50mm f/1.4 is dreamy and soft at f/1.4 and f/1.8 while the Sigma is not. I would have to shell out about $50 more for the Sigma but I'm okay with that.
The question is; should I hold out and just use my 17-70mm for now until I get a Full Frame? Or should I get the Sigma 50mm for now and consider repurchasing the Canon 85mm when I upgrade bodies?
Has anyone heard anything about this lens or even another that I'm missing? I've thought about renting one for a week to see how I like it, but it would come out to be an extra $50.
Thanks in advance.