My new camera lens came yesterday. Here's what it looks like:
The idea here is that this lens (17-85mm) should replace the kit lens (18-55mm) that came with my camera. The new lens adds Image Stabilization and a faster, quieter focusing motor. It's also built a little bit better -- the cheap kit lens is made completely of plastic, and looks like a little toy. I bought this one used, and the seller threw in the lens hood -- so I've got one of those, too. The Circular polarizer and the UV filter should come within the next week.
As of today, my lenses consist of:
10-22mm EF-S USM
17-85mm EF-S IS USM
28-135mm EF IS USM
As you can see, the 18-55 has been made completely redundant, as has a large portion of the range of the 28-135. I'm thinking about trading out those two lenses for a 70-300 IS and a 50mm prime lens for night photography. I spend too much money on this stuff.
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