I'll try to make this as short as possible. Current equipment looks like this:
XTi, 18-55 kit lens, 50mm 1.8, Promaster (think tamron made it) 70-300
I'm very much an amateur, but would like to slowly start upgrading my lenses. Basically what I want to do is set a plan for future purchases so I end up with a few good lenses that cover most of what I'll use them for without ending up with overlap/more lenses than I need.
The bulk of my shooting these days revolves around my 2 year old daughter, but I also enjoy cars, aviation, landscape, etc...when I get the time.
My most immediate upgrade (which inspired this post) will be the kit lens. We're taking a trip to Disney at the end of the month, so I'd like to get a good lens for that trip pretty quick here. I'd like to get a good "walk around" lens with IS and was leaning heavily towards the Sigma 17-50 2.8. I'm planning on taking all of the lenses with us, but guessing the majority of the time I'll be using the 17-50 and maybe the 50mm for some night time stuff. Thoughts/suggestions?
Next on the agenda down the road sometime is supplementing the 50mm with something wider. The 50mm is a nice little lens, especially for the price, but I find that I don't use it as much as I thought I was going to inside due to 50mm being a bit too long. So the goal here is a good lens for indoors which obviously doesn't have a ton of light.
The 70-300 will eventually be upgraded to something better, but that will probably be the last to get an upgrade.
So to sum up what I'm looking for advice wise is
1: Am I on target in regards to the upgrade to my walk around lens for our disney trip (and everything after of course)
2: Am I missing something in regards to the collection of lenses. It's going to take a long time to upgrade everything, so my main concern is in regards to the focal lengths of my intended future purchases as opposed to any specific lens that's out at the moment
Thanks for any help