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Lens I am looking for a new lens for my digital rebel. I am looking for an all-purpose lens, with a far zoom and a decent wide angle as well. Can someone suggest the best all-purpose, reasonably priced lens for my camera? Thanks.

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Canon and Sigma both make 18-200mm lenses which are very practical and decent quality. The Sigma is cheaper. There is not a lot of difference in Image quality.

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Have you ever heard the expression "Good, Fast, Cheap ...pick any two" ? Well, it's that situation. The kit lens is cheap, and it has a good zoom range (including wide-angle) but it's not very high quality. The best lens for you is probably the 17-55 EF-S -but it is $1000. It is a great lens, and it's efficient and light sensitive, along with image stabilization. Without knowing your budget, I would also recommend the 28-135 EF IS, but it doesn't cover the wide angle range. That one is $400. There's also the 17-85mm, which also has Image Stabization. That one is about $500.

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