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trpnmonkey41

 
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I don't think the extra 50mm is really worth purchasing a new lense for if you have the 18-55. A 70-200, 28-300 or 100-300 would be much more beneficial for you in the long run.

The IS is very helpful in sports shooting; without it you are basically adding an f stop to the lense from the constant moving so the IS really will save pictures. For the abstract landscape stuff the IS isn't as important because you can get the camera steady.

Take look into some other brands of lenses besides Canon to see if you can save yourself some money for the first lense. I got a Sigma 28-300 as my first lense because it was cheaper than a Canon...it did the job and I still use it occasionally.

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