Best workhorse lens for Canon 60D for ~500?

Started May 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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GeekyMama Forum Member • Posts: 52
Best workhorse lens for Canon 60D for ~500?

I want to thank you in advance for your help.

I'm just a mom with a newly diagnosed "special needs" kid and so I don't have the brainpower or mental energy to do the thorough research required to answer this question myself.  I was on track to really learn digital photography, got books, got this great camera and WHAM life took a different turn and now my focus needs to be elsewhere for awhile.

In the meantime, I have this great Canon 60D and a EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens which is wonderful for portraits.  I need a workhorse lens for capturing my kids running through sprinklers, showing me their lego creations, and waving from the hay ride, etc.

Budget is $500.

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