I am in the process of teaching my daughter in the ways of the force, and as she progresses I am introducing her to new equipment. I started her with a Canon EA-1P at christmas and I have been building her up all year, I feel she is ready for some more glass, and she is intrigued by having a variable focal length lense, or "ZOOM" as she calls it. My problem is that she likes carrying her camera with the 50 on it and the idea of putting something like my 75-150 on it would make it akward for her to carry (having the build of your average 12 year old girl), I think she should just deal with it, but honestly I only carry a 50 on my A-1 90% of the time too, so I cant tell her to suck it up. Does anyone have any experience with a super short variable lense, it doesnt need to be big, 18-50ish, 35-80... I know I have some pretty short stuff for my minolta and my olympus, but i havent seen anything for the canon. I am also not looking to spend big bucks, we dont need big fast glass, she hasnt come that far yet. Thanks for the help guys.