I have been really saving up to buy another lens since I am not using my kit lens anymore. I wanted a gift for my b-day this Nov. so I have been eyeing the 28-135mm lens. But when I saw this new lens from Canon, my heart jumped for joy bec. the zoom range is what I wanted, it;s like combining a kit lens with a telephoto one. Canon says:
It is compact, lightweight and a wide magnification range - this standard zoom lens features a wide focal length range from normal to telephoto equivalent to 29-320mm in the 35mm format. It features an Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 4-stops of effective correction even at full zoom. Since Canon's optical image stabilization system is in the lens, not in the camera, you can see the stabilized, steadier images through the viewfinder. And the circular aperture can give beautiful background blur effects. This new wide zoom ratio EF-S lens delivers excellent high-speed performance at an affordable price.
Arggghhhh... i know it is still pricey since it is still hot off from Canon factory. I am still going to canvass prices. If I can't buy this EF-S 18-200 mm f/3.5 -5.6 IS, i will just settle for the 28-135mm lens. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can buy this, it's on my wish list now eventhough it is much expensive than the Guess, Fossil and Nautica watches that I am eyeing online.