Christmas is looming and I've been asked what I want... I have a Canon EOS 350d with the kit lens, which I started a topic about a while ago, because, frankly, it's dire. I think I grabbed the short straw in the quality department. So, I'm hoping Santa might bring an improvement to my camera in the shape of a replacement lens. Any recommendations? I'm not entirely sure whether to go for the same zoom range as the kit or to go for a telephoto, which, since my kit lens is still usable, could add some fun to my camera. So, no specifics, what performs? And I know you get what you pay for, but cheap as possible please, it ain't my money. It's Santa's.