noob with Rebel TSi / 550D and kit 18-55mm IS lens- lens upgrade ?

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noob with Rebel TSi / 550D and kit 18-55mm IS lens- lens upgrade ?
Nov 29, 2010

Hi,

I have an old Minolta SLR which I haven't picked up in 15+yrs, this is my first DSLR.

The Canon 18-55mm IS f3.5 kit lens it came with seems to have mediocre reviews.

I just wondered, so what to replace it with for the same zoom range ? The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens ? - very pricey.

Actually, I am undecided whether to upgrade as I think it may suffice for my needs but I was curious , what have people gone for ? Anything with slightly greater reach ? Or is the kit lens underated ?

BTW, I also got the inexpensive Canon 50mm f1.8. I have the Canon 28mm f1.8 prime on order too. I have been playing about with a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8(fixed) lens for available light but will return this having decided on the 28mm prime.

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