I have an Canon T3i with the 18-55 kit lens and I am looking to get another lens for some zoom shots. I'm looking at these two lenses but not sure which would be best suited for my skill (I'm a n00b) level as well as the type of shots I'm looking to take. Canon - 55-250mm f/4-5.6 Canon - 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III I usually take landscape/architecture shots however I do like taking action/sports shots as well. I've chatted with a few folks already as well as read some reviews and it's pretty evenly divided between the two. I like the 55-250 since it has image stabilization. The 75-300 has a little longer range but, without IS, quite a few reviews noted that long range shots would be blurry as a result. It's only a $50 between the two so price isn't an issue. I'd just like to get a nice beginner zoom lens that will help me take some nicer shots. Any thoughts/input would be appreciated. Thanks.