Current kit consists of 450D, Nifty 50, 2 Old Sigma lenses pre digital, kit 18-55 and Yunguno 565ex.
I do family portraits and christmas cards for friends etc, as well as an wedding as 2nd shooter. I've done 6 this year.
Looking at the 6D as my next body as with event photography I totally see the limits of the 450 and need better High Iso performance.
So would it be alright to do Body and then down the road Tamron 24-70 since its half the cost of Canon 24-70L2 I know glass is a big limiting factor in image quality but if I could only afford 1 big purchase a year what would you choose? Camera then glass or Glass and then camera.
Glass, then camera. Lens prices creep up, body prices creep down...
If you really value money and intend to do photography for a very long time, I suggest investing on a "system" lens which for our part is Canon unless you're fine with a fully manual lens. Canon bodies does not and will not support third party lenses.
What do you mean that Canon bodies do not support 3rd party lenses? I know they will work, so is it a mater of preinstalled CA adjustments?
the support for the 3rd party lens is not given by canon but from the manufacturer of the lens; i use just sigma lenses at both of them works flawlessy with 450d,50d and 7d.
but in a future camera the lens would not work anymore; in that case the manufacturer of the lens will supply a rechip