Bought my first SLR about 5 months ago which is a 600D and I really love it and it's a great starting camera but I am finding my photography is so limited without a few extras! Anyway Just sold one of my cars today and can direct about $700-$800 towards some new goodies.
This is what I am thinking.
Flash - Canon Speedlight EX430 II $208.97
Tripod - Manfrotto MF290 (MT294A3 + 804RC2) $199.95
Lens - Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM $312.18
Around $710 and I am even thinking about getting a Youngou 468 instead of the 430EX II after reading some really positive reviews on it as I can get one of those at around $78 so I could get 2 + a transmitter?
A few questions mainly about the lens is are people that have them happy with them? I wouldn't even mind going something wider like 10mm but I do want a quality piece of glass in the 18-50 region where I spend most of my time. Is there anything else I could consider?