EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
I am looking into different gift ideas for my girlfriend and she has always been involved in the arts. Last year she purchased a Canon Rebel T3i with whichever standard lens it came with. I was brainstorming and started looking at different camera lenses to purchase and didn't realize how insanely expensive they are. Some cost 3 times the price of the camera bundle itself which I just find mind boggling. I tried to find the one that I think she would get the best use out of which would be macro or portrait. She definitely loves taking photos of people but at the same time she has a fascination with miniatures and the smaller things so I thought a macro would be nice (currently where I'm sitting).
For the camera people:
-How much difference does a better lens make opposed to the 8-50mm one it came with?
-Would I be better investing in light equipment?
-What's the cheapest you have seen the "EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens", currently it's at $389 at bhphotovideo and I could probably get BestBuy to price match.
Any information for the uninformed is most welcome because out of all electronics I think cameras are where I know nothing.
Thanks in advance guys! You have always been an amazing community (I'm a lurker that is slowly coming out)