My first post here after lurking quietly for quite some time. I'm going to buy a DLSR pretty soon, most likely will go with the Canon EOS 600D. I'm not going to take the kit lenses, but will choose from other available lenses out there.
I don't really take wildlife shots, instead I enjoy taking portrait, candid (especially people's expression - just love 'em), a bit of landscape and architectures. I also enjoy night photography.
So, I need lenses which can cover these needs, and from my research, I found these 3 lenses:
- Tamron 11-16 mm f2.8 for wide angles
- Sigma 30 mm f1.4 as a primary lens & night lens. (Have tried Canon's 28 mm 1.8 before, it's a good social lens)
- Sigma 50-150 mm f2.8 or 70-200 for tele.
The questions are:
1. Is this combination good enough? I'm afraid about that "blank spot" in the middle - as in I don't have that reliable single lens such as 17-55 for general use or light travels. Can anyone of you share your experience in traveling using only a prime lens? Is it OK or do you find any difficulties?
2. This might sound funny, but.. comparing the 30 mm prime with the 17-55 mm, how far should I walk to compensate the zoom? For example, standing from the same starting point, using 30 mm lens - how far should I walk to get the same image magnification with a 50 mm /55 mm lens?
3. Let's say that budget is a problem (after the drybox etc), and that I can only buy 2 lenses at first. Which 2 do you people suggest?
4. I'm also open to other range of lenses, be it new or second-hand, would love to hear your suggestions on this.
Sorry if these questions sound silly.. Thanks in advance, all!