10-21-2019 09:35 AM
10-21-2019 10:15 AM
Limited budget? You need to decide what types of photos you see yourself taking most.
If you see yourself taking more close up shots of family the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM is hard to beat. Will allow a wider field of view and give beautiful background blur.
If you want more reach, then the 55-250mm is another great kit lens.
10-21-2019 10:31 AM
Usually I would agree with Rick about the fantastic ef-s 17-55mm f2.8 but it won't really do anything that you ef 50mm f1.8 isn't already doing. So, in your case I would suggest the ef-s 55-250mm zoom. It is a decent lens although not a great lens.
However, this is without knowing what other lenses you already have. For instance did you get the standard 'kit' lens with your Rebel (ef-s 18-55mm)? If you didn't than I am all in for the ef-s 17-55mm f2.8 and I would sell the 50mm. It and the 55-250mm would make a pretty nice bag!
The ef-s 17-55mm f2.8 is not cheap but it is a one time purchase as it will out last several Rebel camera upgrades when the time comes.
10-21-2019 12:18 PM
10-21-2019 12:31 PM
If you do decide to buy the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens youll never use the 50mil so you can sell it. Or, you can keep it as no zoom lens as sharp as most primes. The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens is very sharp though and probably sharp enough for most situations and it includes 50mm.
Sell, or give it away, the kit lens, too