So I'm an amature photographer. I'm finally starting to have decent compositions, but even then it's hard for me to find these compositions, most of my shots go to waste and I take them just so I can later look at them and try to learn from them. Basically the environment has to be perfect for me to get good shots, I can't pull off amazing pictures out of really simple things. Anywho... I have a Canon 350D (Rebel XT) body. I started with the 50mm 1.8 II, and learned a lot from it and had a lot of fun with it. After a bit I got the Canon 28-105 3.5-4.5 USM II. Which is what I have right now, because I traded my 50mm 1.8 with a friend for an iPhone. :O So recently I got a decent paying job (I'm a college student), and I'm saving my money for a new lens. I'm not sure if I should keep saving until I have 1.3K and buy a Canon 24-70mm 2.8 L type lens or to buy the 50mm 1.4 now, and then get the 24-70mm later. I really feel like I need a new lens to play with, hence the 50mm 1.4, and I really want a good lens. but I also know the limitations of prime lens and feel like I will become bored real quick. But this is a lens that I want anyway. I plan on getting it after the 24-70mm(if I get this first that is). But if I get the 50mm now, then i feel like it will just delay the 24-70mm which I feel like is the jack pot here. I'm planning on making a little studio in my basement. I dont even know how I'm going to do this to be honest.. Tomorrow after work I'm going to some how figure out how I can make some home made lighting with standard bulb sockets and will buy flu recent and tungsten bulbs so I can experiment with both. I plan on doing some still life, and possibly some portraits, and I feel like the 50mm 1.4 would be really handy here. Even the 1.8 would be nice. But then I know one thing will lead to another and I will just buy stuff for the "studio" and who knows when I will get the L lens. I was hoping some of you fellow photographers could help me figure out a plan on what to do.