Well, as you can see, I posted here in this section for me to ask an advice from you all regarding purchasing a lens. Before I say what I want to buy, ill let you know first about me, well not exactly me, but my interest in photography.
First of all, I am no professional, so I only do this a hobby of mine which is i'm interested in. When I started taking some interest in photography, I was interested in doing landscape photography, in which i've learned all the basics. And now, when I browsed my pictures, I see a lot of portraits and street photography and family sets. It seems that my interests shifted from landscapes to portraiture.
As for my gear, I have a 7D with grip, 50mm 1.8 II, and a Sigma 10-20 f3.5. Now, I use them both when I walk around or do some amateur works. I love to use the nifty fifty for my portraiture work and I was thinking that I can do more with a new lens.
Secondly, I came here in PoTN to read and read and read reviews of the lenses that I want to purchase. And the thing is I want to buy my first L lens in which I'll enjoy and feel no regrets at the end. I've narrowed down the list of the lens that I want to buy and in this case I want your advice before I jump on the big guns.
1. 85mm f1.2L II, what can you say, its the best lens there is and ive seen a lot of reviews and sample pictures which are stunningly amazing. I heard that AF is not that fast and some of the people here says that they're not bothered with it. As I have a 7D, 85mm is equivalent to 135mm which is more of a telephoto lens and I know I need to move back a little more to do some full body portraits.
2. 70-200mm f2.8L IS II, I heard very little (or maybe a minuscule) complains about this lens apart from its big and heavy. Very tack sharp wide open and 85mm is within the focal range of this lens. For my crop body, its equivalent to 112-320mm. Though im not bothered on moving back when doing some outdoor stuff, indoors would be a problem.
3. 24-70mm f2.8L, well as I dont have any walk around, all purpose lens, would this be a better choice for me taking in mind on my photography interest. I know this lens doesnt compare to both what Ive mentioned above but Ive seen reviews and sample pictures and people are contented with it.
Lastly, if your going to ask me about my budget, I dont have any problems with it as of the moment. Hence, the thought of purchasing a new lens. I am really torn in this matter. I know you guys would say that I'll go for whats best for me but the thing is I dont know which one is which. Thats why im here to ask for an expert advice from you guys.