Folks,

My current short lens is a very basic Canon 28-90mm unit, which is proving somewhat frustrating given the 1.6x multiplier effect of the D30 making it effectively a 44.8-144mm lens!

I've done a bit of research and I think what I'm after is an 18-50mm type lens like the new Sigma 18-50mmDC or even the new Canon 18-55 EF-S lens... or maybe even a wide angle convertor? I know you can get these for the point and shoot brigade, and one can get 1.4x and 2x convertors for SLRs, but a 0.45x convertor for an SLR? Never seen one myself!

So, coming back to the Sigma and Canon lenses then.... The Sigma lens looks very appealing because of the low cost. Can one buy the EF-S lens separately or is it only available bundled with the EOS 300D? Are there any suitable alternatives I should be considering?

Cheers!

Rez