Hi all,

Our daughter is a keen photographer and would eventually like to go an and study photography at college when she leaves school. At the moment, she uses our Canon compact digital which doesn't exactly do the job.

We are looking at buying her a DSLR and after much research, have decided to go for the Canon EOS 550D. My question is on which general 'walkabout' lens to go for. She is a keen hillwalker and loves taking photos of landscapes, wildlife and people.

Our initial budget for kit is 500 - 600 but may stretch to a little more