Tamron 18-270mm AF Di II VC LD IF Lens For Canon
When looking for a budget zoom, looking outside the Canon brand isn't a bad idea. Tamron's 18-270mm lens goes from a wide angle perspective to a 15x zoom, all in one lightweight lens. The versatility is excellent for scenarios when changing lenses isn't ideal. A vibration reduction system is included, a must for those longer zooms. The speed is okay, starting at a f3.5. The motor is designed to operate quietly too. All of these features come in a lens that's under a pound and priced at about $450.