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What's a good walk around lens for my XSi? For price... keeping under $500 if possible.
What kind of focal range are you looking for? I have the 28-135mm USM IS and it's a decent lens, then there's the 70-300mm USM IS (might be just out of your price range), the 28-105mm USM is popular but doesn't have IS (a must have for a zoom lens IMO).

Definitely avoid Canon's 18-200mm and 75-300mm. And of course there are third party offerings as well.
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What kind of focal range are you looking for? I have the 28-135mm USM IS and it's a decent lens, then there's the 70-300mm USM IS (might be just out of your price range), the 28-105mm USM is popular but doesn't have IS (a must have for a zoom lens IMO).

Definitely avoid Canon's 18-200mm and 75-300mm. And of course there are third party offerings as well.
Guess I'm leaning more towards the lens you have: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-28-135mm...3084411&sr=8-1

At first, when I started taking photo's I thought I would need a longer focal length like the 70-300mm but really none of the photo's I take need that. I don't take nature photos where keeping a distance is ideal and I have a macro lens for macro's.

I'm really just looking for a good upgrade from my kit lens as I find it will get more use instead of, for example, a wide angle lens (which, thinking about it, has only been needed in a few situations.).

I was looking at the other lens you mentioned: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-28-105mm...3084767&sr=1-1

But IS is really a feature I want to have. I at first thought it wasn't important but after trying to take some handheld shots with my macro I came to realize that IS is an extremely good feature and worth paying the extra for in any lens.

I'm open to other brands like Sigma and Tamron, just I want to have some type of Image Stabilization incorperated into the lens.
Edited by Marin - 1/27/09 at 11:34am
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Some of you Canon users might like this

http://www.davidbergman.net/blog/200...gural-address/
Edited by Mootsfox - 1/27/09 at 12:18pm
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Guess I'm leaning more towards the lens you have: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-28-135mm...3084411&sr=8-1

At first, when I started taking photo's I thought I would need a longer focal length like the 70-300mm but really none of the photo's I take need that. I don't take nature photos where keeping a distance is ideal and I have a macro lens for macro's.

I'm really just looking for a good upgrade from my kit lens as I find it will get more use instead of, for example, a wide angle lens (which, thinking about it, has only been needed in a few situations.).

I was looking at the other lens you mentioned: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-28-105mm...3084767&sr=1-1

But IS is really a feature I want to have. I at first thought it wasn't important but after trying to take some handheld shots with my macro I came to realize that IS is an extremely good feature and worth paying the extra for in any lens.

I'm open to other brands like Sigma and Tamron, just I want to have some type of Image Stabilization incorperated into the lens.
That's a good price for the 28-135mm. It's the lens I use the most. I find it to be a perfect "walkabout" lens. It has IS and USM, and isn't large, but still has that quality feel to the weight. Its image quality is great with lots of light, but when I use apertures wider than about f/5.6 I find it to be a bit soft, esp at f/3.5. But still highly recommended. And I'm the same about zoom - I've never needed more than what this lens does.

Yes, IS is no gimmick, is really is a must when you're shooting at focal lengths over about 50mm or so. And I really wish they made an IS version of the 60mm macro too, but I suppose that would probably make the lens really expensive.
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We're in the midst of a major ice storm here in KY, so everything is encased in ice!











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sooooo purty.
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Yeah, that ice storm is coming my way, we just got an good 2 inches of snow (thats a lot for VA)
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That ice is beautiful but definitely can wreak havoc. I've got ice dams in my gutters because of it.

Those 4x4's holding up the (porch) in that 1st pic don't look too healthy.
    
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That ice is beautiful but definitely can wreak havoc. I've got ice dams in my gutters because of it.

Those 4x4's holding up the (porch) in that 1st pic don't look too healthy.
Hey, that's my house you're talking about
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Could i be added to the list
I shoot with a Pentax K20D, a DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II and a Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro.
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