My tax refund arrived so quickly! Woo hoo! I’m finally able to purchase some necessities…. like a back-up battery and sd card, for starters. 🙂 I’m also wanting to buy a new lens. I’m looking for some immediate feedback…. I want a good portrait/all purpose type lens. Was thinking about the 50mm/1.8 It’s more affordable (for a newbie) than some of the other lenses. Anyone have any strong opinion about this? I shoot with a Sony a55 (which I LOVE, btw).