- My wife and I just purchased a Canon T2i body and picked up a nifty fifty (Canon 50mm f/1.8). This will be a nice lens to have, but we also need a lens that will shoot better close ups and have more range. We are expecting a baby soon and this is the main reason for the upgrade in camera. I assume most of our pictures for a while will be indoors of the baby.
From doing research, I thought I had settled on the 18-135mm, but now I'm second guessing myself. Should I just buy the kit lens 18-55mm and play with it for a while or go ahead and upgrade now? I am looking to spend under $500 (lesser the better). I have also looked at the Sigma 17-70 and the Tamron 17-50 (would like a little more zoom that that one provides). Thanks for the great site!