salluks wrote in post #9409993
I work during the day and only shoot in evening and weekends, so low light is important,i can get the flash first howevergetting a flash is not a problem in India, lenses tough are quite expensive to buy.
i was waiting for the lenses cos, ones my relative comes back from US, then i'll have to wait for another year for her to go back and come back again.
I can't order online cos the Indian customs will not allow lens so easily.
I see your dilemma.
Well, ask yourself this: what am I primarily shooting low-light? If you answer people or moving subjects then get a flash first. If you answer primarily a single person (as in portraits) consider a flash and/or a fast prime. If you shoot primarily static subjects like architecture, museum, etc, then a flash or a lens with IS or a tripod/monopod would make more sense.
If you shoot *everything* then save up, get the 17-55 f/2.8IS and a good flash. But personally, and knowing someone else with the 17-55 f/2.8IS, a good flash makes more of a difference in low light.