I guess I'm technically new to this forum since I don't really post, I mostly browse, but I finally have questions to ask.
I just upgraded from an XSi to a 40D, in the process of selling my XSi + kit lens but I'm trying to figure out what lens to get in place of the XSi.
If I successfully sell my XSi + kit, I'll just have a 50mm f/1.8, and a couple of FD manual focus lenses from my AE-1 Program (Sigma FD 35-70 f/2.8, Canon FD 28 f/2.8). I've tried the FD lenses on my XSi with a Zykkor FD to EOS adapter I got off eBay last year, but they're pretty soft, and I want something that can auto focus.
With around 400 bucks, what would you guys recommend? Gear wise, I have all that current stuff, and a 550EX (not really gonna go into lighting yet, whole near world to me, 550 is good enough for now) which isn't much.
I shoot most when I go hiking, and usually portraits of my friends. If there was a zoom from 18-200 with at least f/2.8... I would consider it if it were in the price range (of course it doesn't exist).
I was thinking about a super wide Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 (I know it would be hard to find for the price), Sigma 30 f/1.4, Sigma or Tamron 17-? f/2.8 walk around zoom, or Canon EF 28mm f/1.8.
It's really inconvenient when I'm in a tight spot and my 50 being technically 80 can't do what I need. I also want something to shoot landscapes pretty sharply. Even with the 50 as technically 80, I don't think I would often shoot further than that, that would be my secondary goal/investment, just trying to find a good wide to medium lens with a large aperture for under $400. (I can't go back after experience f/1.8 -_-)
I'm not sure if I can buy here since I'm new, but I could also check Fred Miranda since I've bought from there before.
Please let me know of your lens experiences! I would greatly appreciate it!