Ok, I am almost sure I got the Gear Acquisition Syndrome...
After a few years with my 40d, last April I upgraded to a 5DMkii. I now use it with 24-105, 70-200 f4 IS and sigma 50 1.4 and love it.
I shoot for fun, when walk around my city or when I travel. During my last trip, I took with me the 24-105 and the 50 only (wanted to be light) and used the former 90% of the time. How did I shoot? like a tourist... (see the Cuba set on my flickr page).
That said, I am looking around for something new. You know, Christmas is coming and it is always a good excuse to give yourself something new (or, better, ask a generous relative to....to be generous).
In any case, I look around, I read review, I shoot and try to understand what I'd NEED...and I am confused. Do I want to go wider and get a 16-35? Do I want an 85 1.2? Who knows...maybe the 85 1.8, or the 135 2.0.....?
Believe me I am doing my homework. I look on Flickr to see what I like and well...I like a lot (from street photography to portraits, from landscape to architecture). I am checking my stats on lightroom: when i use the 24-105, most of the shots are either 24 or 105. When I use the 70-200, same thing, mostly 70 or 200. Both are usually wide open. I love the shallow DoF of the 50, so I know my next lens HAS TO BE FAST.
Anyway, suggestions on how to get cured?
1. Do not tell me - please - that I need to keep on shooting with what I have until my ideas are clearer. I already know that and it's not helping...
2. Do not tell me to buy everything.
3. Do not tell me that I am the only one that can know what I want. Because I do not know
Actually, this topic can be therapeutic by itself. Maybe I don't need an answer...