Like the title says I'm just starting off and on a pretty small budget (L lenses are a ways away and I'd liked to become more experienced before making such a upgrade). I know that photography is not cheap and you definitely get what you pay for. I also understand that in photography there's always a need/want for newer, better, different, or specialized equipment. I'm making a shopping list for lenses and have decided to skip the kit lens (which everyone just seems to sells off anyway) and go for some lenses that I'll be able to hold onto and grow with. Here's the order of purchase I'm thinking so far:
(Canon 60D body)
1st - Tamron 28-75 2.8 (for around $430) - I'm thinking this would be good for street/travel/general purpose
2nd - Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 SP ($500) or Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 ($470) - I could use some help deciding. Does the lens speed difference between the two make much difference in use for landscapes and interior real estate shots?
3rd - Sigma 30mm 1.4 ($460) - Everyone needs a prime, low light performance, and I'd eventually like to learn shooting video on a DSLR. I decided on the 30mm in place of the 50mm due to the 60D being a cropped sensor... So I'm thinking the 30mm would actually be closer to a 50mmm on a full frame SLR.
4th - Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro ($500 used/refurbished) - I'd like a lens that I can use for both macro and portraits.
Considering budget and use what do you all think? I'm truly open to other lens suggestions, advice, opinions, and thoughts. I'm no where close to being a pro but I strive to continuously improve towards that goal and would like to have quality equipment that will continue to meet needs as I grow.