Hi folks...first post. A little about myself. I am an avid photographer, have loved taking pictures all my life, who recently went from a point and shoot (a super zoom which I loved) to a DSLR. I went with the Canon T2i (based on it's excellent reviews) with the 18-55mm kit lens. I also bought the Nifty Fifty and 55-250mm to go along with it. I have loved getting to know my camera although I shoot everything in auto or scene mode. I have registered in a photography class and ordered 2 yrs worth of the magazine Popular Photography to learn more about how I can get the most out of my camera. I have decided to upgrade to a Canon 60D (I know, they have the same sensors) with an 18-200 lens because the camera fits in my hand better (no, like a dummy, I did not handle the T2i before buying, I just went off of reviews, but held the 60D at Best Buy), has a bit better AF, and is a little "newer" camera. I know for certain that I would like to do this semi-professionally eventually taking senior portraits, maybe a wedding here and there, and shooting some sports (inside and out). I have read and read the reviews and I am more confused now more than ever. I am spent and don't know what to get! I know there is no one perfect lens and am willing to get several for each situation. That is where I need help. Can you please offer your suggestions concerning lens for my requirements. I am looking for a good walkaround lens, for outside pictures, landscapes, etc. (which is why I got the 18-200) as well as a good portrait lens for inside and out (I would prefer a zoom and have read the 17-55 or 24-105Lwould be great for all of these things) but also know I will need a prime lens, while also reading the 70-200 would be good. There are several versions however. I would think I would want one with IS. A lens for shooting my kids and taking pictures around the house (again, I am thinking 17-55), a macro lens (as I know I will get into it and heard the 100mm F2.8 would be great), and a good sports lens. I recently shot my daughter's volleyball games with the 55-250 and was pleasantly surprised with how good the pics came out but know there must be better lenses out there. The lighting was not the best in the gyms I shot. I do want to shoot football and baseball too. I am not looking to spend 2K on a lens, but, I am willing to spend half of that or a bit more. I think for right now, a good walkaround lens, that is good for landscape and inside pictures, as well as portraits, would be a good first start. But, I would like to hear your thoughts on a good prime for portraits, a good wedding lens, a good macro lens, and a good sports lens. Any lens that can do double duty for all of these, obviously, would be aces. Thank you so much! I look forward to contributing to the forum and asking lots of questions!