After many reviews read on the internet, I post this thread to get opinions on "my ideal kit" I came up with.
Short background: Amateur not super rich but not tight on budget. Only recently came to DSLR.
Usual shooting: Street candids and portraiture. Nightlife. Occasional landscape as i have opportunities to travel but no huge passion for it. No interest at all in specialized wildlife. Hates flash.
Gear: 60D, kit 17-85, EFS10-22, nifty fifty.
Ok so the whole idea, as i'm not tight on budget and will probably, in the (very) long run end up with FF is to plan the kit very rigorously for the future by going with high end that will fit the FF. That also implies little or no buy and ressell (complicated where i live). Airplane carry on kit is also a plus so I'm thinking 4-5 lens total.
70-200 2.8 IS v2 is coming next week. That's a fact.
Next is more complicated as the kit sucks balls. Should have done better homework on it before purchase.
BUT on the other hand I really appreciate doing ops at night, without flash for sure. While the 50 is great for the price, I find the focal either too long or too short. It's also too soft wide open (dim lit bar/club or streets) and way too slow to focus. Low keepers rate
So the idea is to replace the kit lens (probably 24-70L II) and to get longer and(/or?) shorter night lens. Shorter is easy, targeting for 35L, as it'll be also fine while going FF (I love shooting at 22 on the 60D so used to that focal and until then it'll "be" a 50). Longer is quite ok too as 135L get praised everywhere.
The real questions now are:
1- would you prioritize replacing the bad kit or fixing the night lens issue?
2- how useable is a 135L on a crop? How good is it for very poor light shooting? The 85L would be both quite expensive and not fit for what i do (slow AF in fast & dark environment) and, on FF, would be a focal i seem not to be confortable with (yet?)
Right now my whole plan would actually be in the hands of canon: 35LII before I can purchase the 24-70LII? at what price?
Thx for your opinions
EDIT: Renting isn't an option here.
PS: Yay, first post!