Hello Everyone! Thanks for reading! Bit long but thought some background is needed.
I'm new to digital photography, recently bought a used CANON 30D (8000 shots taken so pretty 'new' to me). Went out on the weekend and took some 200 snaps =D with the 50mm 1.8 prime that came with it and love the sharpness and speed of the lens but something is lacking, I'm STUMPED on what I should get for my primary walk around lens.
I'm going to Thialand in June and this is basically the instigator of my buying a DSLR, I like landscape/scenery shots and also want to be able to snap good pictures up and down the streets of Bangkok and Koh Samui.
I loathe bad quality (50mm 1.8 prime is the exception because it takes such great pictures) and originally thought the 18-55mm IS lens from Canon would be what i wanted for my wider needs... BUT I don't think I'll be happy. I am thinking about the 17-85mm but with all the 'haters' bagging out the lens because of its softness make me think otherwise!
Can someone please give me a hand! Thanks a lot in Advance.
Cail from Australia