Currently im still working with my canon kit lens which is 18 - 135mm and i also have a 50mm f1.8 prime lens, but i'll be going on a holiday in mid june and i always want to try some nature shots etc- so im looking for a zoom lens. Obviously i'd like to get something fast to blow away my kit lens etc, but i've never experienced the zoom lenses and am unsure as to what to get. My friend told me the 70-200mm f2.8 (spendy!) is a great walkaround lens, but i think i want something bigger a 300-400 lens would be great.
Can anyone recommend a good zoom lens for my canon 550D? Dont really want to spend any more than $1500.