Hello, i got a new Canon Rebel XTi or 400D as a christmas present from my gf. It hasn't arrived yet, i hope to get it in a couple of days. The camera will come with the standard kit lens, the 18-55mm which has a value of like $30. Until my camera arrives am looking for a better quality zoom lens with a better range for my everyday shooting. I visited a local Canon dealer with not much variety and looked at a really nice 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, but then i heard the price tag and turned blue. I didn't find this lens in Canon's website, but there are 3 other models in a similar focal range and was wondering if there are any owners here that can give me a quick review. Also if you know of any other brands which have a good quality lens in a similar range please let me know. The lenses am talking about are: EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 USM For now i have a budget of about $500 give or take although i may pay a bit more if it's worth it. I will later invest in a 10-20 wide-angle and probably a 70-300 tele to complete the range, at least for my needs. So it would be great if you have any lens suggestions for these ranges too, any brand. Also if you own this camera tell me your opinion about it, it's strong and weak points or any comment that could help me get to know with the camera. Thank you in advance!