Hello, I'm new to these boards but I've been reading through them the last few days and it seems there is an educated crowd here that could maybe help me with my "dilemma".
Anyways, I've been shooting with an XTi for the last 2 years. Photography is just a hobby for me, but I'm still willing to spend some money for upgrades, lenses, ect. I have a 50/1.8, 100macro/2.8 and the (crappy) 18-55 kit lens. There are a few things I'm not happy with right now:
Image Quality (even after pp, images seem much to soft, no pop, dull, ect)
Ergonomics of the XTi (just feels too small and a bit cheap)
Bad ISO performance above 400
I was thinking about selling my Xti with the kit lens and buying a 50d new and a Sigma 18-50 2.8. I'm just really not sure where to go with this. My budget, assuming I sell my XTi, is around $1400 while my budget if I don't sell my XTi is about $800. The ergonomics are the least of my worries though. If there was a way to greatly increase my image quality with my XTi, I could live with its ergonomics.
Instead of explaining the kind of photography I enjoy shooting, I'll just link you to my flickr so you can get an idea of what I like to shoot.
Thanks in advance,