Hey everybody! I just ordered my 60D through the loyalty program yesterday with the 18-135mm IS. In terms of shooting, I'll be doing portraits, sports (horse riding), and some but not alot of nature. Plenty of indoor work too, so I need a faster lens. I went to a camera shop today to look at lenses and tripods, and was shown the 55-250. It was at a great price of $125 used, but I wanted to check on the quality of it before I bought it. I was also shown the Tamron 70-300mm VC that I liked, but I can't afford to pay $450. Around $250 is my limit for a telephoto lens, I know it is low. Do you recommend the 55-250mm, or do you have another suggestion?