Marcus Christian , Dec 03, 2002; 02:06 p.m.
You can pick up a Canon 22-55 for around $100 if you want to stick to Canon. And yes, the price of either should raise alarm bells.
Or at least raise the idea of somewhat soft images with dim corners and large amounts of distortion.
I've got a Canon 24 now and its a much better lens, but when it was all I could afford I was more than happy with my 22-55 just for how wide it could go.