Going insane choosing lens(es) - LI issue

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Going insane choosing lens(es) - LI issue
Dec 19, 2009

Am i the only one that can't decide what my next lens will be? And when i think i know what it is, I think of another one that i want.

I own an XSi and 18-55mm IS & 55-250mm IS lenses. I'm gonna sell these lenses and I should probably get the 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens.

But the 70-200mm f/4 IS is very intriguing! So is the 24mm f/1.4 L II USM.. and the 15-85mm got some great reviews.

I can just imagine the possibilities with the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM lens

There are many others that i want.. including the 50mm f/1.8 II, which is just $100!!

IQ is very important to me and right now i just do 'general photography' not specializing in anything....yet. I'm attaching a few pics that i've taken and it would be great to hear some advice and perhaps if anyone else also feels like pulling out their hair with this 'LI' (lens indecisiveness) issue. My budget is kinda tight but if i sell my rsp's (which my boss strongly advises against) i can get a couple of these, otherwise probably just 1 of them. The final option is to keep what i have for another year or so.

There are 62 Canon lenses to buy..and i think i want them all lol

18-55mm IS - 18mm, f/8.0, 30s, 100ISO

18-55mm IS - 18mm, f/7.1, 1/50, 200ISO (tilt-shift effect done in CS4)

55-250mm IS - 135mm, f5/0, 1/80, 800ISO

55-250mm IS - 55mm, f/5.6, 1/800, 400ISO

18-55mm IS - 18mm, f/5.6, 1/400, 200ISO

55-250mm IS - 96mm, f/8.0, 1/320, 100ISO (HDR converted afterwards in Photomatix)

18-55mm IS - 23mm, f/22.0, 1s, 200ISO

18-55mm IS - 30mm, f/5.6, 1/60, 200ISO

18-55mm IS - 18mm, f/8.0, 1/8, 400ISO (handheld - and tilt-shift effect applied in CS4)

18-55mm IS - 18mm, f/5.6, 1/60, 200ISO (just after a rainfall in Algonquin Park, Ontario)

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