I know there are thousands of threads regarding this subject. However, I wanted personalised suggestions from the experienced for my scenario.
I started this hobby whilst I was overseas early this year, therefore I decided something where as I would not require to change lenses, hence the 18-200mm.
Since then, I got bored of this lens quite quickly as it doesn't do much.... So I had decided to probably sell this lens to help finance a different setup.
I will keep the d7000 for now, however I would like to move to full frame in the future.
I would like to take this camera everywhere I go... So portraits, landscapes and outdoor for now
Please note I do not want to go third party lenses, however my budget is tight. I"ll look at selling the 18-200mm for $700 to help finance my new needs, so my budget will be about $2000 for now.
Some research suggests that if I go all out is to obtain the 24-70 2.8 & a flash. As this would cover a bit of landscape & portraits. Then down the track buy a 70-200 2.8.
Other research suggests to bump up the budget for the 70-200 2.8, a flash and the 35mm dx 1.8 prime lens. As the 35mm is necessary for indoor as being DX, I may find myself backing into a wall most of the time with larger focus lengths. A prime might not be so bad, better quality, cheaper and is only a few steps forward or back
Alternatively, am I better keeping the 18-200mm for now and buy x2 primes & a flash. I.e 35mm dx 1.8 & 85mm 1.8 or 50mm 1.4, as when I do go fx sell the dx lenses then. (I want bokeh, hard on the 18-200)
I do not see the worth in investing in that dx zoom 17-55 as resell maybe difficult when i go fx. However the 35mm dx 1.8 is cheap and on demand.
Or do you suggest any other combinations, as I want to keep the budget relative as I'm still exploring how serious I take up this hobby. I appreciate your responses and suggetions, thanks in advance!