I just wanted to get some oversight on my current lens choices. I just want to know if I'm overdoing it and maybe can dial some of these down. This what I think I want to be at by the end of the year:
1. 17-40mm - I think this is a useful lens but I honestly can't tell you that I'd use it in the business, maybe for some group shots. I just like the pictures I've seen in the gallery a lot and like the idea of getting some of those shots with my own gear.
2. 70-200mm 2.8 - I already own this.
3. 100mm 2.8 Macro - I already own this. i know its not a traditional portrait lens but I've got some great shots out of this. I mostly use it for cigar photography however.
4. 24-105mm - I already own this. Good walking around lens and I use it to do walking around caught in the moment shots at events.
5. 85mm - I already own it but I never shoot it. I mean literally my policy is that when I buy a new lens for the next week I make myself shoot it exclusively so I can get used to it and figure out what its good for and not good for. I took that lens on a trip to Australia and following my idiotic mantra it was the only lens I took for the 10 days. While I got some shots I love I've never pulled that lens out of the bag since.
6. 50mm 1.2 - I'm on the fence here. I own a 1.4 and a 1.8 and I don't know if a 1.2 is a massive improvement over the 1.4 that I already love so much. And really except for the junky feel of it even the 1.8 gets a solid picture out of a situation. i think this one is probably a waste of money.
8. 24-70mm 2.8 - I have to say this is the lens I'm second most skeptical of. I've seen the pictures that come out of the lens and I love them but I don't know if I'd shoot it. Buying it may be more of an indulgence of my love of shinies than anything else.