Canon 28-135mm IS USM EF Lens
This Canon lens is lightweight, yet has a versatile focal range and an excellent price. Optical image stabilization is included, allowing you to shoot up to two stops faster. The speed is about average, starting at f3.5. The ultrasonic motor is quiet and manual focus is available as well. With an internal focusing system, the length of the lens does not change as the focus changes. The minimum focusing distance of just under 20 inches means it's possible to shoot close too. The lens weighs in at just over a pound.