I'm a newb. Got into photography a couple of months ago. My gear is Canon Rebel T3i w/18-55 kit lens, 55-250mm, and the 50mm 1.8. "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson was amazing and I can now take better pictures not only with the Rebel but with my P&S and even my cell phone. I'm taking an evening photography class but honestly so far I've learned more from Bryan's book than from the class.
I'm traveling to Florida in a few weeks and have the "itch" to get a new lens. I plan to take as many types of pictures as possible when I go down there (landscape, portrait, evening, indoor, beach , etc). I understand my consumer-level lenses take good shots (the 50mm takes excellent shots as we all know), but part of me wants to step things up a bit, if you can relate.
I've been scouring reviews, blogs, etc for weeks, trying to make up my mind. Deep inside I know I want to eventually get 24-105 f/4L, but I'm also very interested in the Tamron 17-50 2.8 (non-VC) which I hear it's great. Another part of me is considering a wider prime lens because I really enjoy taking pictures with my 50mm prime.
What would you guys do if you were me?
a) Get the 24-105
b) Get the 17-50 Tamron and box up the 18-55 kit lens
c) Get a wider prime (30mm or wider)
d) Stick to what I have for now
e) None of the above (insert suggestion)
Thanks in advance, everyone.