Iain Gayley 4 years ago I'm looking to buy my first real "expensive" lens and I want to make sure I get the right one. My budget is around $1000 and I'm cool with refurbished. I was looking at the Canon 24-105mm but the f/4 is a little iffy for me. I'm looking to film concerts, cars, snowboarding, skateboarding, and just all around progress. So I want a good all around zoom lens that still has some wide angle so that I can use it with a Glidecam. Any thoughts or other suggestions?