RACHPAR wrote in post #14481683
I am sorry i guess i miss understood what this site is all about, i was under the impression it was about helping each other out. i didn't think by asking strangers to help me, would end up being so personal. i am not asking what i am lacking in my photos i am asking if there is a lens that is lacking in my bag
*shrug* Hardly an expert here, but IMO, the best way to figure what lenses you need is to figure what shooting capabilities you feel you're lacking. Do you need the ability to shoot in low(er) light, do you need more zoom range, do you need more close ups, etc?
I know this has been posted before, which is why I agree and think it needs to be reiterated. In my research for new lenses, the one constant I've seen is that there is no 'One Lens to Rule Them All' solution for every photographer. For instance, if you're doing a lot of low-light in-studio portrait work, a 70-200mm f/4L, while a very capable lens, might not find a lot of use. But if you're doing a lot of outdoor work, it could rarely leave your camera body.
The reason why people are asking you to post your photos is to see what kind of photos you're taking, and try and suggest which lenses might give you a better performance based on what they see of your work, not "what is lacking" in your photos. (at least, that's how I've interpreted things)
One thing I might also suggest is to look at the Lens Sample Archive. You can see samples of photos shot with virtually any lens you might be considering. You can compare what kind of performance others have achieved to what you're shooting/hoping to shoot. I've personally found it very helpful in determining what lenses I'm hoping to aquire in the future.