I finally have the time and money to fall back in love with photography, a passion I enjoyed during my mid-teens - borrowing equipment off friends, purchasing old Pentax bodies from car boot sales, even developing in cold dark rooms - those were the days!
Having just bought my first DSLR (a Canon EOS 450D), I'm now putting together a modest collection of essential lenses. So far I have the following:
Standard Kit - EF-S 18-55mm IS lens
Tamron 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 lens (this came in the camera bundle - and I plan to sell)
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM (came yesterday, and I already adore it!)
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM (for motorsport)
I'm off to NYC in the coming months and plan to dedicate several days solely to photography - I know I can probably cope adequately with the lenses above, but if it were you, would you be missing something?