Hi! This is actually officially my first post. I'm not much of correspondent but I enjoy reading and checking out everyone's pictures, in hopes of improving my own photography! Anyways, some background, my name is Bree and I recently became interested in photography last year, as a senior, when I was able to borrow a very nice camera [I didn't even know what brand it was at that time!] from the photography department at my highschool. Two months later I had my own Nikon, D60, taking home for myself. That summer I actually took some senior pictures for a friend who couldn't afford them, and did some casual paid wedding shots for an old teacher. nothing fancy. The senior pictures turned out to be a hit, so I found myself this summer with a few kids from the local highschool interested in some cheap and unique senior shots. Needless to say, I decided that it is definitely time to upgrade, and I definitely need to learn some new things. I am a now a poor college student and my parents are agreeing to buy me a new lens for my birthday. Right now I have the standard 18-55mm lens. I have been looking at various 55-200mm lenses but definitely need some input. Plus I'm hoping to stay with in the 100$-200$ range. So, what would be your suggestion for a semi-cheap awesome-working lens? Thank you so much!