XSi kit lens focal length already too short

Started Apr 12, 2008 | Discussions thread
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XSi kit lens focal length already too short

I've owned the XSi for just over 24 hours and I'm already feeling the need for a long telephoto lens for the type of photography I enjoy.

Most of the images in my very sparse XSi gallery were taken with the kit lens (which I like!) and are cropped significantly to try to get the effect of a telephoto lens. There is minimal post processing.

I know with the right lens I can do better.

http://www.pbase.com/gailb/xsi

Any lens suggestions for decent mid-priced lenses that would be up to the task? I'd like Image Stabilization and autofocus AND lightweight. Am I asking too much? I've done a little reading on all this but my head is in a tizzy right now with information overload.

btw, the XSi is my very first DSLR (I've owned SLRs). Despite it's weight and size compared to compact digital cameras I've used, I think I'm going to like it though it will take some time to get used to.

Thank you.
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My digital camera BLOGs: Canon XSi, S2, SD700; Pany FZ18, TZ3; Fuji F20; Nikon 5400 http://www.digicamhelp.com/camera-logs/index.php

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