Thinking of a new lens?
There are so many options I barely knew where to start. Although I didn't like to admit it to myself, budget was definitely a factor.
In my dreams I could afford to spend 1000$ on a lens and it would be totally worth it! In reality, I could only afford to spend a few hundred at most. So, though I drooled over the wide angle Canon Ef-S 10-22mm, it just wouldn't fit into my budget.
There is a massive variety of lenses available, and though it seemed like a lot, I knew right away that a macro or telephoto lens just weren't in my top 3. At least at the moment- so I crossed those types out. I had a couple more options though, including the a lens baby. I totally covet the Composer Pro.
In the end I decided to go with simplicity and a good deal. Canon's little "nifty fifty" won out. Not only is it a price I can afford, but I like the photos I've seen taken with it, it's a good starting point for someone like me, and it's a good basic portrait lens! What more could I ask for? Besides maybe a 1000 dollars for the wide angle. Or a winning lotto ticket! (I'd take either- if you're feeling generous. Wink wink, nudge nudge.)
What lens are you saving up for?