I've been corresponding with someone who is graduating from high school this spring. She's a very good student who's been infected with the photo virus. [Not a bad combination, that.] Her family is getting together to gift her with a DSLR for her graduation. At this point in her romance with photography, she's yet to settle on one specific area of subject interest. She delights in photographing her friends, but landscapes, flowers and the usual range of amateur subjects also catch her eye. Her sense of composition is progressing nicely. Her work shows steady improvement. The rig which has really stolen her heart is the Canon Rebel t2i. The 'kit' lens is an 18-55mm. It appears that there will be enough money available not only for the camera, but also for a lens up-grade. She asked me which ones to consider. I plead 'guilty' to not being even vaguely competent to answer her. Could any of you Canon folks be so kind as to suggest a lens for her? I'd appreciate it if you could consider lenses in various price ranges as I do not know just how much money will be available. 'Good, better, best' comes to mind here. The lens should not be too specialized. She can get to those later as her skills and interests sharpen further. Thank you.