So it looks like I'm going to be selling off my D200, D70, lenses, and my HV30 setup (for sale thread coming soon), and making the 7D plunge.
The problem is, I'm not very familiar with Canon lenses, or where to get the best prices (if I buy new), so I was hoping the Canonites here could help. Right now I'm shooting with these Nikon lenses:
80-200 2.8 AF (two-touch version, love it but would like to have IS/VR)
10.5mm 2.8 fish (love this lens)
18-70 3.5-4.5 DX AF (rarely use this)
20mm 2.8 AF (not nearly sharp enough for my taste, don't use it all that much)
50mm 1.8 AF (my favorite and it's the cheapest one, haha)
Ideally I'd like to replicate this setup but with a faster mid-zoom and possibly a wide zoom as well. I would prefer to stick with all Canon glass, but it seems that on a crop sensor that's not entirely possible or realistic at the wide end of things.
Budget-wise, I'm hoping to have at least $3500-4000 from selling off the old gear. So that'll leave me with about $1900-2400 to spend on glass, after the 7D body, grip, and extra battery. Possibly more if I sell off more old stuff and my tax return is decent.
So far I know I definitely want a Canon 50mm f1.4 and a Canon 70-200 2.8 of some type- ideally the IS II but we'll see if that's feasible- that'd pretty much blow my budget by itself. Unless the third-party (Sigma?) versions of these are serious options? They never seemed like it to me but I'm kinda clueless here.
For a fisheye I was debating between the Sigma 10mm 2.8 and the Tokina 10-17. I don't really like the Tokina to be honest, it's slower, doesn't seem as sharp, and I've never liked how its distortion looks. The Sigma seems like it's pretty close to the Nikon 10.5.
The Nikon 20mm hasn't seen all that much use, so I was thinking of just forgoing getting a wide prime and using that money to get a fast mid-zoom... looks like the 17-55 2.8 and the 24-70 2.8 are my options from Canon, anything decent elsewhere?
Thanks for any help.