I'm new to this so be gentle..
Just got a Canon EOS-1DS Mk 1 from dad an upgrade from my 300D... So my issue is most of my lens are EF-S.. So my journey starts again
I'm a social/hobby photographer, my main subjects are(well blurry usually :cry scenery, landscapes, old farm buildings (which I want to get onto when I can find some) not a big on portraits, as trees and buildings dont argue with you when you ask them to stand in a certain way, or look at something to get the right shot. I also have a soft spot for insects and wildlife. Spiders fascinate me.
My 17-70 Sigma was a good lens which I liked a lot as a walk around/general worker, but wont work Full Frame. I've put my name down on a Canon 24-70mm, which I'll pickup if its at the old price. If not, I'll probably go the Sigma at $1600+ cheaper, which is 2 more lens'.. So need something wider than that.
I'm looking for wide angle, primes or not, doesn't bother me. Most of the searching I've done here comes up with EF-S lens.. I would like 20mm or wider, but unsure what is out there thats good for full frame..
I see Fisheyes, but unsure if thats for me. The effect you get is great, but they are sort of a 1 use lens, or am I just being too much of a noob here???
Budget Im not sure on, but would be happy with Sigma price ranges over Canon . I've got 2 Sigma long zooms, which I have no issues with what so ever.
So, whats good and whats not within this range for Full Frame camera? I dont have any preference on brands, but would rather buy once and buy right. Lens' in Aussie arent cheap, and just got worse by a lot with our Dollar being worth cornflakes.
Anyone know anywhere in Melb you can 'hire' lens' to try before you buy, I hear a lot about it in USA, not sure if it happens here.
Sorry if this has been asked a billionty times. If theres a similar thread, pls point me to it.
Sorry to ramble, trying to give as much info as possible up front to get the right answer.