Still joyful after my birthday last Monday, November 14th. My lovely wife will buy a new lens for me. I just have to decide which, and this is harder to do when you know there is no unlimited budget. I just have the kit lens for my Rebel T3i, so any lens will be a huge improvement for my lens catalog.
I though of the Canon 50mm 1.8 II. The reviews I read say it is a very good lens, but plastic made and it will probably will break. Is it so bad?
On the other end, a telephoto lens would be nice, since I usually shoot outdoors.
The options I'm considering are
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
Sigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM
Tamron AF 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di II
I've always had a steady hand. Is the lack of image stabilizer a huge problem?
Any comment about your experience with the lenses listed above will be greatly appreciated.