Well ive decided to take the 5D thats been offered to me so i can finally use a full frame camera and hopefully start shooting more again.
But now im thinking i might need to sort out my lens setup, Right now i have:
Canon 70-200L F4
Tamron 17-50 F2.8 (love this lens and considering keeping the 50D just for this)
Canon 50 F1.8
The main type of photography i want to move towards is portrait, so i think the 70-200 is good to stay, i never really like it so much on the crop body because 70mm always seemed too tight for indoors, so i went with the 17-50, then just got more comfortable with using the 17-50 most of the time. Maybe ill swap to the 70-200 2.8 (canon or sigma) if i start using it more.
Then Obviously the 17-50 will have to go if i get rid of my 50D so thatll need replacing, but i cant find any decent replacement, the Tamron 28-75 is nowhere near as sharp and everything else is 3 times the price, and im still working to a budget so want to avoid the expensive ones for now. This was by far the most used lens, and lived on the camera.
and finally the 50, it only ever really got used for macro with the close up filters i have, i just found that the 17-50 was sharper and more versatile so there was never really any need to have it on the camera for general shooting, but at the same time i would like a prime in my setup
So what 3 lens setup would you recommend for full frame on a budget, ideally with £200-300 on top of what i can sell the other stuff for