I was recently given a Canon 50d as a gift (lucky me), and it came with a 18-135 lens f/3.5, which I think is okay, but being a kit lens...maybe I should buy something different?? I have previously only operated a Canon Powershot P&S, so my understanding of slr lenses and their capabilities is limited.
I am mainly wanting to photograph family...candid, and pets. I also have a pet minding service and would love to offer photos of their pets, 1 or 2...not a sitting, as part of my package, so I would like to them to be of pretty good quality.
I read on the getting started section that the 24-70 f/2.8 can be a good starting lens and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on whether first to stay with the 18-135 lens for awhile, or if changing, whether the Tamron f/2.8 28-75mm or Sigma f/2.8 24-70 is a better choice....the Canon 24-70 may be a little out of my price range. Or considering the types of pictures I mentioned I will be taking, does anyone have any other suggestions for me to consider....Also, I just noticed on another thread the 24-105 f/4 was getting some great reviews...thoughts?
PS. Im new to blogging and this site, I posted this under introductions earlier, and wasnt sure if I needed to do a separate one under this forum, to have some feedback on my lens choices. I have some photos uploaded on the the first thread to show you the type of photos I normally like to take. I apologise if I've double dipped