Okay, Piggy backing off Julie a little bit. I'm thinking I want a new lens for Christmas. I like my kit lens (I know all the arguments against it, but it works for me). But, I'm ready to add another one. I like the idea of a longer zoom, but I don't think I'd use it much. I don't think I want a true macro unless it also zooms out a little bit. I mostly shoot the kid, family stuff, and nature. I shoot Canon (crop not full-frame), but I know lens specs are similar between Nikon and Canon. So, tell me your favorite and why! There is a rental place here, but I want to have an idea of what I'd like to try first!