Travelling to Europe - all purpose lens upgrade suggestion for 550D

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Mannah Junior Member • Posts: 47
Travelling to Europe - all purpose lens upgrade suggestion for 550D

Hey guys,

I'm new to these forums, so first of all hi everyone.

I was lucky enough to finally snag a 550D on the weekend, just in time as my girlfriend and I are travelling to Europe in around 4 weeks. I'm hoping to capture the sights of 12 countries on our tour with the 550, which I purchased with only the 18-55mm standard lens as I've seen the quality difference in an upgraded lens that a mate bought (15-85mm IS USM).

My question is, what lens would you guys recommend for an "all-purpose" lens particularly for the buildings/architecture of Europe, as well as a few portraits?

I was thinking the 50mm prime 1.4, but I'm definitely open to, and appreciative of suggestions.

Thanks in advance guys.
James.

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