Hey guys and gals, I'm looking to buy the Canon Rebel t1i - my very first dSLR! - with the standard kit lens. However, I have a little more money in my piggy bank saved up for another lens. The choice is between the 55-250mm IS and the 50mm f/1.4 USM. Of course, once I buy one of these I'll probably get the other as well, just not in the near future (as a holiday gift or something . Which is the better lens for a, you can say, new-dSLR-user like me? I like taking portrait photos and macro intrigues me as well. Post your experiences with these lenses - which one do you use more, what exactly do you use each one for, and any extra advice that should help me in making my decision. Thank you in advance!