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Yeah... It really depends on what you can spend. After buying the 70-200mm F/2.8L IS I personally have stopped buying lenses that aren't L series... Just because I want plenty of room to grow. The difference in quality is just stunning... But of course the difference in price is too. neye: There are a couple of good EF-S lenses that aren't L series... but they won't work with the higher end full 35mm sensor cameras if you ever plan to bump up beyond the 30D.

If you like shooting portrait type stuff than I would highly recommend the 50mm f/1.4 USM. It runs a little over $300... And although it doesn't become really sharp until you stop it down to f/2.8 or so... if you are in a low light situation having that f/1.4 aperture is awesome. Plus the short DOF is stunning: Keep in mind though this is a prime lens (no zoom)... so it will push you a little more creatively.

This site has some great reviews that I have found to be pretty accurate:

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