my dad bought an EOS650 in 1987 i think. it came with an EF 35-70mm 3.5-4.5 lens. and what a surprise i had when i saw it was a metal mount! i mean, 18 years ago, they had metal mounts on kit lenses. now it's plastic.
anyway, my dad left the cam and the lens uncared for for 2-3 years. no dry box, nothing. just in some dank cupboard. i too completely forgot it even existed. until a few weeks ago when i was clearing out the cupboard, i found the cam! the cam works fine. just that the lens couldnt focus. so i suspected it was a fungus problem.
i sent it to canon, and they told me the camera was in great shape. no problems whatsoever. they cleaned it and serviced it for me. but the lens....was beyond repair. fungus can't be removed. oh well. i was hoping that i could still use this great film slr body.
so now that my lens is dead, i need a new lens. i can't use my digital lens cos its a 18-200sigma DC. and i only have one more 50mm f/1.8.
what would be your recommendations for a cheap and good lens that would be suitable for the EOS650 body? doesn't have to be too long a zoom range. just something usable, decent shots, general workhorse lens.