I shoot mainly portraits and candids, mostly of family but some street photography also.
I have a crop sensor and you can see my lenses below. I love love LOVE my sigma 30 1.4 for indoors portrait work. In fact it lives on my camera 98% of the time.
Applications I can think of this next lens for - little kids soccer/swimming, kindergarten plays/concerts, baby and child portraits/candids outdoors, possibly adult portraits if I can get my friends/family to cooperate.
The 85 1.8 calls strongly to me because of the beautiful shallow dof possible, and the lovely bokeh, but I wonder whether practically I would find the fixed focal length difficult to work with in the above situations... And perhaps I wouldn't notice the aperture tradeoff for the 70-200 because how often would I actually use it wide open?? (a little voice says a lot! Hmmm). It's the IS version of the 70-200 I am considering.
Help, I need any advice and opinions people can give me.
(I will add - I hate my 50 1.8. It's slow focus and clunky and my copy seems to miss focus all the time. So it's not a viable alternative for me to an 85 1.8)