I'm looking at having an all-around lens to compliment my 30D/70-200L.
Unfortunately, I put the bulk of my $'s into a 30D/70-200L combo.
I was originally shooting for a 300D/18-55/55-200 kit.
To cut the story short :
In the photog store, salesman at the counter had a 70-200L mated to a 30D just sitting there.
Salesman said I can play around with it and he walked over to another customer.
I saw the white lens and I swear it was telling me to pick it up.
So I did, snapped some shots, put them on my usb key and headed home not thinking much.
Sharpness and image quality are amazing.
Of course you all know the outcome.
So, now I'm looking for a sub-$400 all-around lens.
I've read and read and read until I could read no longer.
I'd like some advice if possible.
My shooting style is preferably outdoors. Low-bright light. Some baby pics (sister just had a 2 month baby).
To be honest, I came from a Nikon D40 + 18-55 kit lens to the 30D/200 and still can't believe the difference. It will sink in soon.
I will be shooting hand held 99% of the time.
Is IS a strong factor ?
Looking at 17-80/100 range.
Recommendations would be great. I figured I would not cheap out on the body/200 and have an average lens for now until I can upgrade later.
Much appreciated guys