so, i tagged along with my dad to his work yesterday, and next door there is a massive electronics logistics company. well they were having a clearance on the canon products and i managed to finally pick up a canon eos 400d with the 18-50mm lens + a battery grip. well i reckon the lens on it is not very good, maybe the aperture and letting the light in. i am looking at getting some more lenses for the camera. could anybody lead me in the right direction?