Quote Originally Posted by aparmley
The telephoto lenses that were recommended are a little pricey... ... I was thinking it may be an important element to the article to add a telephoto lens for the tight budgeted amateur photographer, like....ME

I have had others suggest the Sigma 70-300mm APO Super Macro II [priced approx. $219.00] ... lots of good quality images over at pbase.com and a lot of people using it? What do you think??
If you read carefully, I recommended getting a far reaching convenience lens instead of opting for a cheaper telephoto zoom. That's my rationale behind dropping any recommendations for those lenses.

I'm up to debate about this. I'm in the bandwagon of "less is more." Buy less but do it well and grow your collection slowly.