Just wanted to stop by and announce that I launched my website and facebook page today! Thank you for all the feedback you all have given me. I'm still very driven to improve always. I remember when I had 6 lenses at one point...! Right now I only have a 50mm 1.8 and 85mm 1.8 and am happy with these. I had to take a few pictures already on paid assignments that required a much wider lens-- a condo and dental office. I've gotten by with stitching a bunch of images (50mm stitched looks a little fisheye unfortunately), but they turned out satisfactory for now.
Although I am using a full frame, I have found i can use the cheap aps-c 18-55 VR lens on DX mode of my camera and get good quality. I am limited to 3 lenses total by the wife, so I'm still deciding what to do.
The 50mm 1.8G lens is a superb versatile lens and I used it more than 90% of the time during my first engagement shoot. It would have been nice to have a little more wider perspective in some shots, however. The 85mm 1.8 is great, but I can great very nice portraits with the 50/1.8 close-up with no distortion as well... so maybe I should get a longer lens to replace the 85? I would enjoy the extra compression and longer reach of either 105mm 2.8, 70-200mm 2.8, or 135mm 2.0, but all of these are significantly more expensive. For my wide end, I imagine the 28mm 1.8G lens or older 35mm 2.0 / 24mm 2.8 lenses would be okay--with 35mm being just not wide enough in certain circumstances. Ideally, I'll get the Sigma 35 1.4 when it drops in price and I won't miss the cheap but superb 50mm 1.8.
3 lenses is all I can have -_- Perhaps I should just rent a 70-200 2.8 for weddings for now.
My site: www.hyofoto.com - any suggestions welcome. The mobile site is very different and I may get rid of it.
My main portfolio can be seen here: http://hyofoto.smugmug.com
Edited by hyogen - 4/18/13 at 5:21pm