Need some ideas for a lens (Christmas gift for my daughter):
She currently uses a T1i with an 18-135mm that is essentially on the blink and not working well. Her photography skills have improved (she's 18) and I had been mulling ove getting her a new lens. Looking for an all purpose easy to carry around type lens. Her favorite subject to shoot is horses...running...jumping...up close....etc. as well as other animal type pics. Trying to keep budget within the $400 - $600 range. I'm looking at one option being the Sigma 18-250mm and on the Canon side the 70-300mm. Any ideas or comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.