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    Thank you everyone. Exactly the type of feedback I was looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Setters View Post
    You might consider selling the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and EF 85mm f/1.8 USM and investing in the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DS HSM Art. That would give you a very nice range of focal lengths with a prime-like aperture. You could use the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM for the normal range work and then switch to the Sigma to cover your longer needs.
    Sell the 85 1.8 and get the 50-100 and the 20 1.4. That would expand the available light/ focal length "envelope" quite significantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Setters View Post
    You might consider selling the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and EF 85mm f/1.8 USM and investing in the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DS HSM Art. That would give you a very nice range of focal lengths with a prime-like aperture. You could use the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM for the normal range work and then switch to the Sigma to cover your longer needs.
    I think that sums it up.

    I covered 14 weddings in the last 3 months as second shooter.
    I use the 7Dii with the 17-55 and the 85 1.2 on my 5Diii for the majority of sessions. I have a 70-300 which was great outside... but indoors...um not so much.
    I alternated renting the 70-200 2.8 and the 50-100 Sigma, for the last four weddings held indoors.
    I prefer the 70-200 2.8 on a full frame, but I did enjoy using the 50-100 on the 7Dii.

    Since you are sticking with crop sensor-- I think the 24-70 would be a waste -- the equivalent rage is 40-112 a bit further, but huge overlap to your existing lens (27-88), and you lose IS.

    As primary shooter-- Most I work for have a 24-70 and 70-200 on full frame
    many have above plus select primes.
    another basically used her 50 mm the whole day and I captured all the long shots.

    So-- It will depend on the style you wish to deliver.
    spend the money on the Sigma 50-100 1.8, or canon 70-200 2.8 .

    try before you buy- rent for a weekend and give them a try.

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    So I went with the Sigma 50-100 1.8. I have an event this Friday. Indoor wine tasting at a very upscale hotel. Event sponsored by Cadillac. Seems like a great opportunity to break in the Sigma...I will post some shots.
    Thanks again guys.

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    Awesome! Looking forward to the images.

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