I am new to the DSLR world and recently acquired a Canon 60D.
I have a Tamron 17-50 2.8 and a Canon 50 1.8
Low light performance is decent as well as "zoom" capability
I'd like to get a lens, or two, for a modest price that will allow me to capture better low light images and video as well as more zoom capability...
I am not sure if a Tamron or Sigma 17-200mm 2.8 is going to be feasible for video or low light although it will have the zoom and I know that a Rokinon 85mm 1.4 will be much better in low light but may not have the closeness from a distance that the 70-200 would give...are these both lenses that would solve me video issues?
Main shooting types:
3. B-Roll (city shots, scenes, etc.)
Unfortunately there is no 1 simple answer to this problem.
You could source up a decent 2nd hand (or even new if thou have the $$) 24-105 from a 5D2 kit. That would give you pretty much enough range to shoot most things. Especially since you have to factor in the 1.6 crop.
Your 50mm is essentially an 80mm lens atm (and pretty nasty for video).
If you are serious about video but don't want to spend a fortune then spend your money wisely. You don't have to buy L glass now. But at the same time cheap glass returns cheap results. Its all about the trial and error.
Personally i would buy the following...
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 (great video lens and wiiiiiiiiiiide)
Canon 50mm f1.4 (Much better than the 1.8 and the focus ring is actually usable)
Samyang 35mm f1.4 (very under rated lenses)
Samyang 85mm f 1.4 (as above)
Canon 70-200 f2.8 (Everyone needs at least 1 zoom)
Start off slow and add them one at a time to your kit and you will find that its not as expensive as L glass but generally decent results.
The other thing i can't stress enough is go and buy a decent fluid head tripod if you haven't already done so.
Even a cheaper Manfrotto 701HDV is better than nothing.
Just don't get too caught up in the gear aspects of it.
You could shoot decent video with kit EF-s glass if you know what you are doing.