The first lens I bought was the Sony 50mm f/1.4, and of all my mid range lenses it has probably seen the least action. Until the past weekend that is. I was indoors, in the evening, and I didn't have my flash unit with me. This was the only choice to get enough light for hand holding. It took me a little time to get used to using the DoF but then I started getting addicted. Even when I had more light available the next day, I found myself going for the f/1.4 even over the Zeiss zoom.
The biggest "problem" I had was simply 50mm being too long. I just didn't have the space to move around to get the shots I wanted. Second to that I wish the minimum focus distance was a little shorter, but doesn't have to be macro close.
So once again I'm looking at expanding my lens options to areas I don't have, which is the big aperture.
My personal fav of the weekend is this
pic. I'm currently at work and don't have it uploaded elsewhere.
But I'm wondering how to go ahead? One option is a 24-70 f/2.8 zoom, but the biggest concern there is the aperture might not be big enough. Other option would be a prime around 30mm to 35mm, but there isn't exactly a big choice there. I think I'd prefer Sony fit for body stabilisation, and they only have one high priced prime in that region. Sigma are the nearest to affordable with a 30mm f/1.4. Canon do a cheap f/2 but again I'm not sure that's quite bright enough.
I'd even sacrafice native fit and go manual, but on a quick scan of ebay there doesn't seem to be anything bright at the length.
Any other ideas I might have overlooked? Going full frame to effectively widen the 50mm might be going too far...