I'm new here and also quite the amateur, so please be gentle :P
I am wanting to purchase a Canon Rebel XTi in the near future and do not want to purchase the kit lens. So now I am debating on what lens to buy instead. Money IS a factor, so I need a good lens for general use that isn't horribly expensive until I can afford to add to my arsenal of equpment. I have seen a few lenses that have been reviewed as "the ONE lens to have if you can only have ONE lens!" A couple that I have been looking at are the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 and the Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. So which would you recommend, or is there any other lens that you think would be better for me? Thanks in advance!!