Jarvis Creative Studios wrote in post #16369958
So I found a Tamron AF 28-300MM F/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD VC with a Kenko 2x converter for sale for $350.
I am not sure about this particular lens. I would say its an 'okay' deal to grab and resell if you want to get some money. I do not think this lens would be a good lens for you. You have a 7D crop camera. Any lens that starts with 24 or 28 is designed for a full frame camera, and thus, does not make a great all purpose lens. The reason you get an all purpose lens is to really be all purpose.
I would suggest a Canon 18-135mm (cheap in your price range), or a Canon 18-200 (more expensive), or a Tamron 18-270 PZD, excellent bang for the buck. These will yield a much better "superzoom", all around lens for your camera. For my friends, who do not delve head first into photography, I suggest one of these lenses as good all around family+vacation+outdoor lenses. These people probably cant tell the difference between a superzoom and a prime lens in terms of IQ. They do not pixel peep.
When you buy a superzoom, the range that you end up using 90% of the time is the wide end, for friends and family pictures, so that is why its better to go with a superzoom designed for a crop camera, rather one designed for a full frame camera.