I'm in the market for a zoom/every day lens. I currently have the XTI, kit lens and the 50mm 1.8. I want something that has some zoom but also has a nice aperture. I realize what i probally want cost a $hit load of money that i 'm not ready to invest. So i'm curious if a mid range alternative exisit. Does anyone have any recomendations? I'm considering the Canon EF-S 17-85/4-5.6IS USM Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM any comments on it? Is there a cheaper off brand that is comparable in quality. Thanks for all your help :thumbup:, sorry if this is a repeat post.