2. I can totally get the not-sure-where-to-go-with-my-photography part. Same here. It's not a "real" job but still something I like on the side. And the little income here and there is really more for the satisfaction of it if that makes sense. Weddings? Yeah, they can pay really well comparatively speaking - I hear. Still doesn't interest me. Dealing with crazy mother of brides? Thanks. Been there done that back in the days as a DJ during college.LOL - no weddings for me, either, and I still don't know what kind of photographer I am, either. I own a kit that's ideal for event/wedding photography but have little interest in it. I love nature photography. I sell landscape & wildlife prints, but make most of my photo money shooting architecture & lifestyle stuff. I love shooting portraits, but never seem to find the time. I have lights but no studio, and the list goes on... Someday I'll figure it out. Until then, I'll just have fun trying to decide what I want to shoot
But if you decide to do so may I ask if you have proper liability insurance etc? If not spend your money maybe on that first before buying another lens...
Me too, I dabbled in weddings but I don't see that as something I want to actively pursue. They are good practice though! The planning and execution is one thing but the thinking on your feet part and adapting to the changes part is fun too! Only prob is if you get it wrong it's your ass!
To OP - You need something in the general 24-something range, not only just for weddings but almost every other thing. I would say the Tamron is the best solution for you. Fast and has IS.
Like 7enderbender pointed out having Image Stabilization and a high ISO will take care of low light situations. The fast aperture is not that necessary anymore in my opinion too. My zooms are all f/4 and I prefer them to the 135L for "low light" because of IS. I can't shoot the 135 handheld at 1/60s without IS or tripod. Thus it limits it's usage to shallow dof effect only. And that is where it excels!
I think it's good to build up a zoom trinity first then buy your primes.