Canon 50mm 1.8 and 24-105 L vs. Sigma 50mm 1.4 & Tamron 28-75mm

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Canon 50mm 1.8 and 24-105 L vs. Sigma 50mm 1.4 & Tamron 28-75mm
Dec 13, 2010

Alright, need to make a decision. Right now I have the Canon 50mm f1.8 and the 24-105mm f4 L. I use my Canon 50mm quite a bit and just am not too thrilled with the bokeh & colors, and have also had a significant amount of autofocus issues. It's great for the money of course. The 24-105mm is awesome, however, I'm trying to decide if I value the extra blur and speed that f2.8 would bring me, rather than the f4 and IS combo that the 24-105 has.

I have heard amazing things about the Sigma 50mm f1.4, and really would like to get it. So, budget being an issue, and keeping in mind that I use the 50 and the zoom about 50/50, what are your thoughts on swapping out the 50mm 1.8 and the L lens for the Sigma 50mm f1.4 and the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8? I realize I would be losing reach with the Tamron, and it is not quite as wide. I have telephotos available to me if needed, and I am currently saving for one as well.

I do the occassional wedding, and also portrait shoots (all on the side - not my full time job). The lenses are used with crop bodies (40d, XTi, and hopefully soon either a 50d or 7d).

Thanks!

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