I got my first L lens last week, a 70-200 F4 and I have now caught the L bug. Previously I have just had 2 Sigma kit type lenses (35-70 and 70-300 non APO). They weren't getting it done for me anymore so I had to get something new. I'm in highschool so I had to work through my whole spring break to be able to afford the 70-200. Now that I have discovered what I have been missing, I need more.
Like I said, I am in highschool, so cost is a big issue. When I say big issue, I'm saying much over $1,000 is too expensive. I have some stuff that I can sell, and I'm willing to save for a month or two, I just need to have a goal to shoot for which is why I've come for help. As far as what I currently have, I have an XT with the 70-200 and the Sigma 35-70, which will be sold if I get something to cover that range. The 70-300 is already sold.
What I shoot: Pretty much anything. I like shooting sports the most, which is why I got the 70-200. Landscapes are fun, but I don't want to be stuck with an extremely wide lens like a 10-22, although I want that lens pretty badly. Really though, I want something that's a well rounded lens.
I am looking for something that will cover up the low range, but will also either get close, or overlap the 70-200 some. Constant aperture is a must and lower is better, but I know that I have already said cost is important.
Oh, and I know that this is asking for advice about a lens, but quite honestly I might want to violate my own rule. I know that it is well established that it is glass before bodies, but a xxD series camera is EXTREMELY appealing. I'm sick of the tiny fairly useless LCD, the low max ISO capabilities (along with the abilitiy to really use the high ISO), the lack of spot metering, the focus points, and the small viewfinder (I wear glasses). So I'm curious if maybe this would be the better path while I just stick with my current glass.
Thanks in advance for any help and guidance.