Hey all, my girlfriend is getting a Canon T3 or T3i for Christmas and it's the kit with the 18-55mm lens. That being said, I'm giving her a camera bag that I have laying around, but would like to get here a lens in the 70-300mm zoom range for Christmas/Graduation gift along with some lens pens and a memory card and such.
I have the Tamron 70-300mm which is a great lens and I'm considering it for her. What I want to know is if there's another lens that you guys think would be a good option.
Immediately I think 55-250 IS, but I think she'd want something more of the 70-300mm for the extra reach.
Does Sigma really have anything in a similar price range? Looking for something with IS, VC or OS. Also, any other ideas for accessories to get her? She's pretty new to photography and has been mainly point and shoot, so I was leaning away from flashes, let her get the basics down first.
Thanks in advance.