so this summer i'm doing this little photography internship with Vermont State Parks and i'll be shooting a lot of stuff for their websites so i think it's time to start working with some other equipment. I've been saving for a while and i'm willing to spend like $500 bucks.
so right now this is what i'm looking at... (also have a lens hood, and a UV filter on the list but those aren't what i need help with.)
24mm f/2.8 wide-angle. this lens seems pretty perfect because i really enjoy shooting landscapes and macro during the summer (please don't suggest a macro lens, i dont want one yet) and wide-angles can get great close-up action shot.
and here is the second:
fixed 50mm f/1.8. another great lens (from what ive heard) and it seems like its almost a necessary lens for a photographer. another great lens for shooting landscapes and pretty much everything else, and it's cheap. one of the reasons i like this lens is because i would really like to start shooting some portraits, just for friends and stuff to start out and go from there, and this is a great lens for portraits.
so yeah those seem like the 2 best options that make the most sense. throughout the next year i will most likely buy a flash (next on my list), a 70-300mm, and then possibly upgrade my body but we'll see how things play out.
so if you have any other suggestions i would really like to hear them. these lenses make the most sense to me and a flash/longer lens can wait a bit. but lemme know if you have any other suggestions.