Oh okay, I really don't want to get a new body only because the fact my husband bought it for me as a gift and I really hate to make him feel bad. So I am going o use it for awhile then Ill move up . Thank you!!
I was on a crop for about 4.5 years... there isn't anything wrong with crop. And for what you shoot, you really don't need a big upgrade. Maybe a 5D mkii or 6D provided your photographing interests don't change too much. And by then, they may be 1 or 2 generations behind... so you can get a good condition used one at a reasonable price.
I don't disagree with the advice to get a lens that is suitable for what you have right now... but I went the other way and I can at least explain why. First, I don't like variable aperture. If you are shooting in manual, zooming from 15mm to 50mm will make a big difference in your settings provided you are shooting wide open. So if you lose 1/2 your light (3.5 to 4.
, then you have to kick up your iso, or slow your shutter speed.
But that isn't an issue if you get the 17-55 which has a constant aperture. I'm not sure if you plan on buying new... Amazon and others are selling them for around 880 right now and that is a heck of a deal, but if you plan on reselling that lens in a few years, it isn't as easy as you might hope. I sold one on Amazon for $740... and that is when the new price was $1060. With the dust issue, with it being out of warranty, with it simply being used, the lens is a challenge to sell. I fully presume the price will go up and 880 isn't a long term price, but it is something to factor in because most lenses don't lose much value... but the 17-55 is a bit of an exception... though in full disclosure, the 24-105 was selling at 1100 for a while new in a retail box, and now you can get new lenses without a warranty for $660. And the resale of the same is maybe $550, so that is about 1/2 of it's value provided you paid full retail 2 years ago.
So just be aware of resale values... because what you have is a living breathing commodity that holds its value. The lenses and body. Point and shoot cameras... they are practically disposable. But I bought my XS, the 18-55, and a 75-300 and after 1 year I sold the lens and after 2 years I sold the body. I sold them for practically exactly what I paid (I actually made $15 bucks). I did lose some money on a 60D and on a 24-105, but that shouldn't have been a big surprise. Though if I did buy a 24-70 f/2.8L, I wouldn't have lost nearly as much, if anything at all (because I buy like new refurbs or like new used). So I did err and it hit me in the pocketbook.