Hi all - I have my zooms and current bodies sorted for the immediate future. I would like to add a FF body down the road but my crop 30D's are still delivering and aren't ready to be replaced just yet.
I'm currently working with the 30D's, 17-40L, Tamron 28-75 F/2.8, 70-200 F/2.8 ISL, and 100mm F/2.8 Macro.
I am considering letting the macro go due to lack of use, and I want to add a high quality fast prime to my bag. I have the opportunity to pickup some top end primes used locally at good prices, and I need some advice. I want to choose to best option for my crops today that will also work for me down the road on FF. My initial gut reaction was the classic 35L / 85L combo, (this is because I seem to favor around 20-24mm and 50mm on my walkaround zooms) however I'm also keen on the 135L. Here's the deals I have available locally (from reputable photogs in the area).
24L MKI - approximately $750 USD. Signs of wear on the lens itself, but optics are perfect. No box or accessories other than caps/hood.
85L MKII - approximately $1650-1750 USD, mint condition with all boxes/accessories.
My thoughts are that I can sell the macro, and use some savings to do one of the following:
1. Buy a brand new 35L and wait on the rest.
2. Buy the used 24L and search for a good deal on a used or new 135L.
3. Splurge on the 85L and wait on the rest.
My shooting is a bit all over the place (as is this post, sorry!), you can visit my site (portfolio) or flickr below for a sense of what I'll be using the lens(es) for. I must say that I am not a portrait photographer which makes me hesitant about the 85/135, however they do seem to be versatile. I have shot a number of weddings in the past which I see these being useful for, but I'm really buying for personal shooting/wants.