As you see I am the new boy here and I believe I'm asking a very old and debated question. So here it goes:
I am just replacing my D40 for a D7000 taking chance over the price crash, body only.
I work in the entertainment industry and my job takes me to do designs in fashion, clubs, concerts, festivals and all sorts of indoor stages.
At the same time, I get to travel a lot. And these are the main things about my pictures, I photograph mainly portraits and "scenarios" (things I see in the street, Im not a fan of plain landscapes) and also I would like to be able to take good pictures of my work (very low light and flashes and video screens and projection and crazy artists jumping around)
more things about me: I am learning (although after 4 years of D40 i think i can handle a little bit more) and I am way too lazy to change lenses all the time.
so what am I looking for: I was considering to buy a 16 - 85 as a walkaround lens, and later on some other zoom lens with a fast aperture for work (and yes, i do need the zoom)
I am not extremely wealthy and I wonder though if it would be wiser to skip the 16 85 and buy a 2.8 like the Tamron 28 - 75 (that I would use as walkaround and concert camera, reviews seem to be acceptable and i cannot afford the nikon equivalent). That way I could save some money and buy some other toys (fish eye) or maybe just a present for the girl.
I've been looking at reviews and forums the last month and all I do is getting more puzzled. Maybe I should just make a decision and start having some fun instead...
I appreciate your help,
I also plan on using the camera (and the lens) for video on a few (not many) occasions