I am confronted with the dreaded L lust.
However, I have a tiny budget.
I was ready to pull the trigger on the Canon 70-200 f4L (non-IS) when I spied a Craigslist ad for a 17-40L for 500 bucks.
Then I saw that Tamron has a 70-200 f2.8 that is around the same range.
I've currently got the kit lens (blargh), the Nifty Fifty....the 85mm f1.8, and an older 28-105 f3.5/4.5 USM (5 bladed aperture). THAT is currently the walkaround lens and the one that is on the camera most of the time unless I'm shooting indoors (no flash).
Sadly...after shooting with the primes and the 28-105...the kit lens hasnt left my camera bag in MONTHS.
What do I shoot: my kid....my dog...my cat....street photography is endlessly facinating in a city like NYC. Sports? Not yet currently. Family gatherings? yes.
Weddings? Not if you wanted good pictures.
My budget is under 1000. Ideally around the 500-700 range. Of the above choices, and given the current kit....what would you go for?
I know the Tamron isnt going to available for a month, but then again...so will my funds!
How does the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 stack up?
I love this site and the things I've learned here, so be gentle, and THANKS in advance.