here’s what i have:
the kit lens, 18-55mm
70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
i have a couple batteries
a couple of memory cards
i have all the filters and hoods i need, with what i own
a great tripod
so, what i’m really looking for is a new lens and flash.
the Canon 580EX II has been highly recommended to me. though i don’t have the exact need for that ‘big’ of a flash right now, i have been told by photographer friends that i will not regret just buying this one right off the bat. what do you guys think?
lenses though…i need something between what i currently have. i have been looking at the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6. what do you think? i don’t need to go with canon for this by any means, it’s just what i have sitting in a wish list right now over on b&h and canon is what i know best.
i have weddings coming up this summer, though i don’t want to do them professionally–i am more or less helping out friends. i have also done different kinds of photo shoots for families but am not planning specialize there either. i love freelance work the most…i have a friend who races his bike and i will be there. i photographed protests at the r.n.c. i have a film maker friend who uses my stuff as props. i am always up for the random job–whether my hair stylist friend needs business cards, the museum i work at needs help, or a writer friend needs help building a portfolio…
bottom line, i am all over the place photographically speaking, so finding equipment for a specific niche isn’t really going to work for me. if that makes any sense at all. i just am going in to a large purchase and would really appreciate any advice you have!
thanks in advance 🙂