Getting Prime lens

Started Feb 13, 2009 | Discussions thread
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gilee New Member • Posts: 21
Getting Prime lens

Hey guys, I have a question regarding purchasing a prime lens.
Lets start off some background info.
I just shoot photos as my habbit so I am no professional, but I love doing it.
I start shooting pictures (digital) since 2000 with P&S.
I start using DSLR 4 yrs ago and upgraded to 40D and now 5DII.

I taken over 100,000 pictures (keeper) already and so far I have the follow lens.
16-35mm with BW MRC UV filter, 24-105mm & 70-300mm lens.

I believed I had all the lens I ever needed, but recently I am tempting to buy my first prime lens. and I really do not want to spend too much money. So I am considering the following:
Canon 50mm f1.8 USM
Canon 35mm f2.0 (no USM)
Sigma 28mm f1.8 (close alot more and huge!)

I am a person who like wide angle shooting. And so I really think 50mm might be too narrow, but it is the cheapest with USM. while really lean toward Canon 35mm, but I worry it has no USM.

Any recommendation?
Anyone used any of the prime lens before and have thoughts about them?
Thanks!

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