With this, you can start thinking along the lines suggested by Grumpy and EOSFILM. Go look for a 2nd hand D70/D70s/D50 in the Buy-&-Sell section in this forum. My apprentice and a couple of friends got theirs from there. At $800/- going price for a used body, it can be a very good deal. Some kindly sellers have a reasonably low shutter count and may even throw in an extra battery.Originally Posted by cpuer
Assuming you do get one, pair it up with your 24-85, go shooting with an open mind. Explore what you can do with a single lens (which happens to be a lot!), look at the photos shared by various people, learn from them. And slowly( don't rush), slowly discover the genre you prefer.
There are outings that you can join --> http://forums.clubsnap.org/forumdisplay.php?f=49.
And there will be good folks you can learn from. Just ignore the buy-to-upgrade nonsense and you will be fine. After all, some competition winners started on a single lens too, and they are still on a single lens. Better that you learn to use what you have and care for it first. Equipment chase is a pointless waste of time and money.
Hope this helps.