I've been checking this lens out for a while, and can get my hands on it for $250 (CAN). All I have right now is the Canon EOS kit EF-S 18-55mm 3.5/5.6 and it's served me well, but I wanna jump forward past 55mm, especially since I'm going on a trip to Italy and Greece in about 2 weeks!
So I bought some alien bees a couple weeks ago, and the final cost came to about $950 (CAN, again, and always) so that's putting me down quite a bit, since I'm not exactly on a big budget. Additionally I've got to get a couple hundred Euros, and through parents, can manage to get all of the above and have it payed off when I get back from the trip, but my main question is if the lens is worth it.
Does anyone have this lens and would you recommend that I man up and get it, or wait until I can pay for it without going into any amount of debt? I'm shooting with a Canon EOS Rebel T1i/500D by the way.