I am sure you have heard this story many times, but I have been wanting to get into photography forever and finally have some extra money to do so. I am starting it as a hobby, but if I ever get good enough I hope it turns into a sidejob. I see myself shooting nature & wildlife, newborns, family portraits, and baseball (my husband is a coach). I plan on purchasing the Canon 50D (unless you can convince me why I shouldn't). I would like a good all purpose starter lens for learning the basics. Here are a few suggestions I have received: EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Image Stabilizer USM Autofocus Lens (regular $400, but if bought with the 50D it would cost me only $200) Normal EF 50mm f/1.8 II Autofocus Lens ($115) Normal EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Autofocus Lens ($400) also, other kit options: EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Autofocus lens (regular $600, but if bought w/50D $300) Zoom super wide angle EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus (regular $515, but if bought with 50D $250) Please tell me what you would recommend, also I am open to other suggestions besides the above. I am clueless, thank you in advance for your help!!