Originally Posted by JimC
If you go with an f2/8 zoom later, I'd probably look at the Sigma 50-150mm f2/.8 EX DC HSM II. I'd probably use f/2.8, ISO 3200 and 1/400 for starters (or go ISO 4000, 1/500 and f/2.8 if desired).
That is a great general all purpose low light zoom lens. However I have yet to turn off the DRO setting..... I should try that myself. You will be very happy with the money spent on the above lens. Its not too too heavy and it gives you a good range.