I'm finally ready to purchase a lens or two. Here are the facts: I own a Rebel xTI (since 2006) - I will probably upgrade the body in the not-to-distant future but don't think I'll go full frame for a very long time. My current lenses: 18-55 (non-IS) and 50 1.8 The 50 1.8 is on my camera 98% of the time, don't like the 18-55. I'm a mom who likes to take too many pictures of her kids so I need a lens that performs well indoors, I don't love using the flash. I'm scared of zooms, I like how the prime makes me think about the composition, whenever I've used the 18-55, I feel a little overwhelmed about zooming in and out and don't move around too much for different angles, although I do love the wide angle. I love the sharp pics the nifty fifty gives me, I hate that it only happens 50% of the time because of the bad AF. My limit is $1200, if I spend less than that, I'll put the extra aside to save for the next lens or camera upgrade. I am really close to biting the bullet on the Canon 28 1.8 (maybe the Sigma 30 1.4?) and a Canon 85 1.8. I feel like I would use the 28 most of the time (indoors) and then the 85 outside at parties and at my son's T-ball games (indoors). I would use the 50 1.8 here and there if needed. I would have a 28 (or 30), 50 and 85 prime. I was originally considering the Canon 17-55 but the size of it on my Rebel really makes me nervous. I think I would not grab it as much because of the size and also, as I mentioned above, I'm not really used to zooms. I want great photos, when the 50 1.8 performs well, I'm happy with the quality. I would just like consistency. Thanks for reading my novel and for any thoughts!