I’m starting to consider myself more and more a photographer, i will go as far as to say that from the scale to point-and-shoot till professional, i’ve somewhat recently moved myself from “that dude with a camera” to enthusiastic amateur. Nice.
I’ve done a lot of portraits lately and borrowing a portrait lens has showed me how much such a lens can do for a portrait compared to what I’m packing. The “never go down on gear” dude in me wants a portrait lens asap. – but I’m a volunteer, and lets face it there ain’t a lot of money in that, so it’ll have to wait.