So, I started my Photography business last July and did a bunch of free shoots in the beginning to build my portfolio (like 15!) so I haven't made a lot of money yet. But with the money I do make, I've been using it to invest in better/more equipment.
As of Friday I will have enough to get a 70-200mm f/2.8 which I feel should be my next purchase since the only zoom I have is my kit lens. I have a wedding this summer and feel this will be a necessity while shooting the wedding.
Here is what I have:
2 kit lenses (I only use my kit zoom when needed, but once I get my new lens I probably won't use either)
Lots of memory cards and spare batteries
Remote shutter release
On my wishlist:
Nikon D700 (body only)
60mm f/2.8 Micro
Some sort of lighting set-up....I don't have a studio at this time, but I can do some shoots in my home (I only offer my home to friends that I'm shooting) and I have done a maternity shoot in a client's home with great natural light.
I'm thinking I should save up for the better camera body--that way I will have a spare (if I don't have enough by the wedding I'm shooting, I will be renting a backup body for that). The 70-200mm lens is a Macro lens so I'm thinking maybe I won't need the 60mm? I really want a macro/micro lens of some sort to do close ups for Newborn shoots and some nature photography I do at times. I know the 85mm is wonderful for portraits, which is what I do primarily, but since I love my 35mm, I'm thinking that could wait. I would love lighting, but since I don't have a studio and shoot mostly on-location, I'm thinking I should invest in something else?