I got a Canon T2i as a gift and I have no idea how to pick a lens. My primary engagement in photography is when i travel and go on vacations and parties, family functions, events etc... Therefore I would like to buy a lens that allows me to take both of scenic natural landscapes like national parks, beaches, and cities i visit for vacations -- and also of people and indoor shots of family events and such. I also want to get more into photography generally. I have Canon S95 that does a great job in my opinion of getting clear and vivid shots-- but it is unable to get that professional look where backgrounds are blurred out and artsy effect where some things are in focus and others are not. S95 is able to do that but only when subject is like 5 inches away from the camera which is not interesting for me. So this is important that this lens can blur our backgrounds and give nice crisp professional results. After going on Canons site, I searched on Flickr for photos from this lens: EF 85mm 1.8/f USM. Canon U.S.A. : Consumer & Home Office : EF 85mm f/1.8 USM The photos I saw in the Flickr group for this lens that pictures are decent enough for both landscape and portrait photography and quality is okay. Is this a good choice or am I horribly wrong? Please any assistance would be greatly appreciated!! Also I called BH Photo and they said my T2i will not work will with many lenses as they would not utilize full potential of the lens. Something about the 85mm would essentially function as a 130mm or something like that -- and that T2i is not a full frame camera whatever that means... Please help!! Thanks in advance.