I'm an amateur photographer that's adopting a Canon Rebel G purchased about 6 years ago. The lens only works manually (original lens 35-80mm). I've been looking for a lens for the camera, but at the cost of buying some of the lenses I've seen, I can purchase a brand new camera! I use the camera for a wide variety of photos ranging from nightclubs and indoors shots of the kids... to outdoor shots of scenery and the beach. For now, I'd like to buy the lens first, then a flash. Open to suggestions... Thanks!