I have been using my 550D and my kit lens 18-55 for about 1 year already and have been thinking of upgrading to the Sigma 17-70.
From what i understand, the 18-55 IS is a sharp lens and is comparable to the Sigma 17-70.
But actually the main reason for my upgrade is due to the colours produced by the Kit Lens (also the build quality).
I am not sure if it is because of the kit lens or is it just me but the colours produced by the 18-55 just doesn't have that punch in colours. Because of this, i tend to use -1 EV hoping for a little more contrast.
I prefer warmer colours so i always have to photoshop my photos to add a little saturation and contrast to them.
My question is, will getting a Sigma 17-70 improve the colours of my photo? I understand i can always add them in Post but it is quite troublesome to edit everyone of them and sometimes they don't look that true.
Another question i have is that i have been thinking of framing up some of my photos on my wall. Any recommendations on the most cost effective (not forgetting quality) way to print and frame them up?
I have entered into some competitions where they print out my photos on a photo paper and they really look way better than what i have digitally.
I am thinking of printing them from some neighbourhood photo shop and then buying frames from Ikea. Is there a better way?
Thanks in advance guys!