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In2Photos
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 13:05
I have had a few PMs about the lens archive not having a thread for the kit lens and there are always a few threads around regarding this lens, mainly referring to it as crap. While we all know that it isn't the best lens out there it is like the EF 50 f/1.8 in that for the money it isn't that bad. The kit lens does require being stopped down, though, and most report around f/7.1-f/8 is where it starts to get good. I use mine for landscapes and group shots only so stopping down is mandatory anyway.

So lets see the good ones and please no comments about no matter what it is crap.

I will start us out:

XT, Canon 18-55 kit lens, 18mm, iso 100, 10sec, f/11
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=46973&d=1136053182

Mint_Sauce
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 13:12
I only really have this one pic hosted.

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~henleyb/gallery/medium/0016.jpg

pitabread
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 13:19
With the exception of the corners, I find that my copy of the kit lens is fairly sharp even wide open. It's a damned decent lens, imho.

http://www.animecritic.com/_temp/photos/landscape1b.jpg

http://www.animecritic.com/_temp/photos/landscape2b.jpg

In2Photos
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 13:27
Great shots so far. Thanks for sharing them.

I remebered a shot that I saw a while back that really showed me what the kit lens could do so I did a search and found it. It was from this thread:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=140319

Stopped off at the beach on my way home from work the other day. This is Carlsbad.

C+C welcome

http://www.chromentia.com/pixelpost_1.4.3/images/20060117211805_beach_web.jpg

MisterJP
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 13:27
This is one of my favorites. The lens was good to me, although I've recently replaced it with with 24-105L!

cdifoto
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 13:34
I've since sold mine, but I'm kinda partial to this shot. I even forgot to stop down. :oops:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a304/cdifoto/florida/2006-05-05_741b.jpg

whiskaz
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 13:52
I know the kit lens has its shortcomings but I'm guessing a lot of us upgrade to much nicer equipment and hone our photography and PP skills at the same time. If you are one of these people (me included) and were to revisit the kit lens, you'd probably be suprised at the results. For example, I didn't start shooting RAW until well after I'd started using other lenses instead of the kit. Might have to break it out :)

jasonlprice
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 13:58
XT, Kit, 46mm, ISO 400 F10, 1/160

red hot sheep
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 14:04
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/3898/img023401small3ca.jpg

Original is surprising sharp. Shame I got rid of it really, it was very convenient.

delhi
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 15:05
I didn't find MY kit lens to be a bad performer.

This one is shot hand held around evening time.

http://iciclelanding.com/aperture?hascaption=9&photo=124029&size=768&view=image&bogus=.jpg


Close up, hand held but wide open and max zoom.
http://iciclelanding.com/aperture?hascaption=9&photo=125153&size=768&view=image&bogus=.jpg

RikWriter
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 15:14
http://www.pbase.com/rikwriter/image/46648878.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/rikwriter/image/46648811.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/rikwriter/image/46648955.jpg

Chrisedge
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 15:30
http://www.chrisedge.com/photos/albums/gallery/jack002b_1024.sized.jpg

One of my pugs (Jack)

Saralonde
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 15:44
I'm enjoying this thread. It's so easy for noob photographers like me to read threads where people knock this lens or threads where people talk about all the L glass they are getting. Not that there is anything wrong with that (more power to them) but it can give us rank amateurs the wrong impression. When you see that good pics can be done with this lens, it makes you realize photography has more to do with the photographer than the equipment. I need to be reminded of that once in awhile!:)

trailstar
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 16:40
http://i.pbase.com/o4/32/661032/1/59261916.pus.jpg

bvi steve
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 18:57
I have several shots that I like using the kit lens. What do you all think about this one?

1/125
f/6.3
iso 200
18.0mm

verty
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 19:12
Great shots so far. Thanks for sharing them.

I remebered a shot that I saw a while back that really showed me what the kit lens could do so I did a search and found it. It was from this thread:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=140319

Thats one of the best kit lens pics ive ever seen..
obviously some post processing.. but that is all ok...
excellent shot!!

verty
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 19:17
here are some of my own shots from the kit lens...
see more at my www.verty.deviantart.com

verty
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 19:18
more...

thetolleyman
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 19:28
So much for the 18-55 being a piece of crap!

http://www.freewebs.com/paintballexhange/IMG%5F0176.jpg

G19
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 20:09
From my Canon 20D and 18-55mm Kit lens

http://home.comcast.net/~g19/images/Orange_Flower.jpg

Dorman
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 20:26
There are some really lovely shots in this gallery, I guess it goes to show that the kit lens IS a capable peice of glass when used with proper technique. I tend to agree with what was said earlier, we move on to better glass BUT at the same time our technique and P/P'ing gets better at the same time, thus making the new equipment seem SO much better.

Here's a couple of my fav's from my kit lens days:

Dorman
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 20:27
And one more...

NAisBEST
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 20:36
Heres a few from my kit lens. Ive only been shooting with the rebel since April, so go easy on me! :o

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b341/onefivealive/Img_1978web.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b341/onefivealive/Img_1572web.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b341/onefivealive/Img_1578web.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b341/onefivealive/Img_1344web.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b341/onefivealive/Img_1093WEB.jpg

wizard13
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 20:43
NIce shots so far everyone. Personally I like my kit lens. I will have to work on getting a pick up in this thread.

KevC
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 21:31
Just shot a whole VACATION using ONLY the kit lens. Yes, there were times I wanted to throw my camera into the lake because of the lack of speed (and lack of nice high ISO performance on my drebel) but it did pretty well in daylight.

Mostly stopped her down to f/7.1-8 but the night shots were wide open.

1
http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/3307/img14776eo.jpg

2
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/2499/img14861ge.jpg

3
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/927/img15252ld.jpg

4
http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/3270/crw16520kw.jpg

Anyone want to guess what these cities are?

Ronald S. Jr.
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 21:40
One of my favorite shots period, but I'm partial to Henry. ;-) Pretty good for the kit lens, I think. This was taken last year in June or so, but then that's the last time I used that lens.

89768

Bosman
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 21:46
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Shooting Date/Time 06/15/06 05:44:21
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/60
Av(Aperture Value) 5.6
Metering Mode Partial Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 100
Lens 18.0 - 55.0mm
Focal Length 55.0mm
Image Size 3456x2304
Image Quality Fine
Flash Off
White Balance Mode Shade
AF Mode AI Focus AF

alidarbac
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 21:46
KevC, 4 is definitely Shanghai. 1, 2, 3 look like Suzhou, Hangzhou, Yangzhou, that area of China. (My guess is that 2 is Hangzhou, but I can't tell.)

Anyhow, here's a pic of HK with my kit lens.

http://static.flickr.com/19/113171578_e5f82d8bf9_o.jpg

dkangel
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 21:51
Here are a couple:cool:

KevC
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 22:08
KevC, 4 is definitely Shanghai. 1, 2, 3 look like Suzhou, Hangzhou, Yangzhou, that area of China. (My guess is that 2 is Hangzhou, but I can't tell.)

Anyhow, here's a pic of HK with my kit lens.

<snip>


Yep, you're right. First two is Hangzhou (I think), third is Suzhou, and last is obviously Shanghai.

They're actually nothing stunning, it's just the sky was unbelievably bright, I didn't have a ND Grad, polarizer didn't help much..

R_Metzel
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 22:14
Not my best shot but I thought Id add a sharp one. 55mm, iso 200, f/5.6, 1/500
1.
http://www.pngdesignz.com/photos/full%20size.jpg
2.And for all you pixel peepers, a 100% crop of the above photo.
http://www.pngdesignz.com/photos/pixel%20peeper.jpg

Ronald S. Jr.
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 22:16
Just an OT question...what does the "zhou" mean on the end of all of those villages?

chakras
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 22:17
Here are two random shots, (resized, saved at 70%)

jbkalla
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 22:24
This pic has been processed, and I'm sure most of you have seen it before, but here's my submission:

http://kalla.net/POTN/Mira4_7x5_GothGlow_Small.jpg

KevC
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 22:25
Just an OT question...what does the "zhou" mean on the end of all of those villages?

Sorta like "State" or "Region"

RandyMays
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 22:36
Here's one of Darwin the Racoon
http://www.huntel.net/randymays/Pics/Img_0546.jpg

cjm
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 22:38
I've never understood why this lens get such a bad rep here. Most likely because of L itch but when I had mine for a few days (I returned the XT) I found it incredibly sharp. Like look at this picture of my dads eye, if that's not sharp then I don't know what is!

oni0n56
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 23:32
Wow, amazing shots. You could tell me some of them were taken with L's and I'd be fooled.

http://static.flickr.com/55/127090443_54073525d8.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/47/127084445_a4f6f47608.jpg

Nothing like some of the others, but these are mine

K_AMJ
27th of June 2006 (Tue), 23:45
One of mine:
http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/image/56791562

JRJay
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 00:38
Wow, this thread might actually prevent me from spending money.:D

I'll have to go through my kit lens photos to see if they're up to par with some of these beautiful ones.

ChopstickHero
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 00:57
http://images17.fotki.com/v312/photos/7/73230/3141062/IMG_0964_300ppi3-vi.jpg

Livinthalife
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 01:13
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b386/atgrzymala/Portfolio/IMG_0447copy.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b386/atgrzymala/Portfolio/IMG_1626_1copy.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b386/atgrzymala/Portfolio/IMG_2872copy.jpg

these would have to be my favs. Glad to see soem OUTSTANDING shots using this lense! Quite amazing!!!

YosemiteJunkie
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 02:22
Here are two of my favorites from the 18-55 lens. Both at the same place, just different times of the year.
http://www.photography.dunnnet.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4&pos=0
and
http://www.photography.dunnnet.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4&pos=30

jbkalla
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 02:38
Here are two of my favorites from the 18-55 lens. Both at the same place, just different times of the year.
http://www.photography.dunnnet.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4&pos=0
and
http://www.photography.dunnnet.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4&pos=30

Very nice! :-)

stevegreen
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 04:50
http://www.stelor.plus.com/pictures/350/IMG_0065.jpg

http://www.stelor.plus.com/pictures/350/IMG_0077.jpg

In2Photos
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 07:13
A big THANK YOU to all that have posted shots in here and taken this seriously.

mfunnell
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 07:48
Here are a couple I rather like:

http://mikefunnell.com/newcastle_sunrise-3-apic.jpg

http://mikefunnell.com/circular_quay_station-1-apic.jpg

...Mike

verty
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 08:15
Here are a couple I rather like:




...Mike

Hey dude... the pic at the top of the waterscape.. where was that taken?? nice shot.. howdy from Sydney too ;)

verty
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 08:27
more pics with ma kit lens.. this time toying with night photography :D

mfunnell
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 08:28
Hey dude... the pic at the top of the waterscape.. where was that taken?? nice shot.. howdy from Sydney too ;)The first shot is from near Newcastle Beach looking towards Nobby's Head (at the mouth of the Hunter). And, yes, g'day from Sydney.

...Mike

jonathon
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 10:21
I rather like this one, even though it's crooked...

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/5272/1119pf.jpg

PhotosGuy
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 11:00
Even hand-held in low light I think it does a pretty good job, & an excellent job for the price if you can get up to f/8 or f/11.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v218/PhotosGuy/Samples%20-%20Rides/37-Willys_RT_013.jpg

These was taken hand held & in very late light.
'40 Ford Deluxe Coupe - "TAPDOUT" (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=47414)

superdiver
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 11:36
Here are a couple of mine....

http://superdiver.smugmug.com/photos/73951349-L.jpg

http://superdiver.smugmug.com/photos/73953343-L.jpg



My first shots with my new camera back on Christmas day 2005....

stephaniebarnes
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 11:59
one of me...not the best really but it was a good one i already had uploaded
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/Stephie6906/IMG_3535.jpg

and i absolutely love this one
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/Stephie6906/IMG_0879.jpg

imhotep
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 12:04
A big THANK YOU to all that have posted shots in here and taken this seriously.

My thanks to you for doing this. I'm a soon-to-be 350D/kit lens owner, and it was good to see some photos of this lens. Other similar posts for lenses like the 50mm f/1.4 just leave me wishing...

ChopstickHero
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 12:10
http://images16.fotki.com/v302/photos/7/73230/3141062/IMG_1244_RGB_1024-vi.jpg

Mediasoldier
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 12:27
Few from mine;

http://www.mediasoldier.net/photography/images/20060622154903_sway.jpg

http://www.mediasoldier.net/photography/images/20060430180135_anole_web.jpg

jbkalla
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 12:38
one of me...not the best really but it was a good one i already had uploaded


Stephanie, hope you don't mind.. I played with your pics a little! Maybe too much? I added a slight smile to your portrait and softened the skin a little, then I straightened the horse.

http://kalla.net/POTN/IMG_3535.jpg

http://kalla.net/POTN/IMG_0879.jpg

annab_99
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 13:43
Here are my first shots with the 30D and the kit lens.

Doom1701e
28th of June 2006 (Wed), 15:13
Nice pics all. Who ever said the kit lens couldnt produce great pics? :) I have learned not to be suprised at what comes out of a camera, whether they are expensive or not. I used to run a photolab and some of the best pics I ever saw (in the photolab) came from $5 disposable cameras.

adam*
29th of June 2006 (Thu), 05:44
I agree, the kit lens is capable of some great shots when in the right hands!

Here's my effort:

t00thless
29th of June 2006 (Thu), 06:12
Sold mine now in favour of a 20D and the 17-85 kit that comes with it, but from when i had the 300D here's a couple (click for bigger)

http://www.jellyhead.net/albums/goa2/normal_124.jpg (http://www.jellyhead.net/albums/goa2/124.jpg)

http://www.jellyhead.net/albums/wheel/normal_003.jpg (http://www.jellyhead.net/albums/wheel/003.jpg)

Orogeny
29th of June 2006 (Thu), 08:45
My lens did a good job most of the time. It has been replaced by a better lens (Sigma 17-70).

http://www.pbase.com/orogeny/image/49881631.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/orogeny/image/49905336/original.jpg

Tim

JMAS
29th of June 2006 (Thu), 10:36
Excellent photos on this thread. Seems a lot of people is able to get out of this lens more than most would expect.
I use it for the wide angle shots but anything which requires close to 50mm is shot with the 50mm f/1.8, which I find to be a world apart from the kit lens in terms of sharpness contrast and colors. And for anything untill 28mm (or general walk arround) I use the Tamron 28-75mm.
Here is one shot with the 18-55mm, though I have more that I also like.

http://images.fotopic.net/?iid=y9uz6t&outx=0&quality=70&noresize=1

Edited: here's another one, using a ND and a CP filters and tone mapped in Photomatrix
http://images.fotopic.net/?iid=yi8w6u&outx=0&quality=70&noresize=1

In2Photos
29th of June 2006 (Thu), 10:43
Excellent photos on this thread. Seems a lot of people is able to get out of this lens more than most would expect.
I use it for the wide angle shots but anything which requires close to 50mm is shot with the 50mm f/1.8, which I find to be a world apart from the kit lens in terms of sharpness contrast and colors. And for anything untill 28mm (or general walk arround) I use the Tamron 28-70mm.
Here is one shot with the 18-55mm, though I have more that I also like.



Great shot!

I have the same lenses and use them for the exact same reason.

Tareq
29th of June 2006 (Thu), 10:58
Excellent photos on this thread. Seems a lot of people is able to get out of this lens more than most would expect.
I use it for the wide angle shots but anything which requires close to 50mm is shot with the 50mm f/1.8, which I find to be a world apart from the kit lens in terms of sharpness contrast and colors. And for anything untill 28mm (or general walk arround) I use the Tamron 28-70mm.
Here is one shot with the 18-55mm, though I have more that I also like.


Edited: here's another one, using a ND and a CP filters and tone mapped in Photomatrix


WOW, what a great shots!!!
I have it but i can't have even half of these shots but i think the problem is with me more than the lens.
but please help me, on another forum i found that there is 2 models or versions of 18-55 and one is the best and the other is crappy, how can i know which one is good one and if i have it?

JMAS
29th of June 2006 (Thu), 11:02
Great shot!

I have the same lenses and use them for the exact same reason.
Thanks, great minds think alike???;):D

JMAS
29th of June 2006 (Thu), 12:52
WOW, what a great shots!!!
I have it but i can't have even half of these shots but i think the problem is with me more than the lens.
but please help me, on another forum i found that there is 2 models or versions of 18-55 and one is the best and the other is crappy, how can i know which one is good one and if i have it?

Hello Tareq,
I never heard of two versions of the 18-55mm. What usually happens is that there are good and bad copies as with any lens. It can be for reasons of not being well calibrated or the finishing of the surface (polishing and coating) was not done so well.
There are several tests available on the web, but I would say that if you are not happy with it in normal shooting conditions you could have it checked by Canon (though I don't know if the price of checking is too high or not).
First of all there's this thorough test that you can use to check the focus (and also useful for sharpeness). Someone pointed it to me recently.
http://www.canon-dslr.com/Canon_Jan05/Canon_SLR_Focus_Test.htm

The moire and chromatic aberrations are other issues that can be detected (mine has evident CA issues), but unfortunately those are probably more dificult to get solved by Canon. (If they can solve at all).

I have come to the conclusion that any photo with great contrast areas taken with my 18-55mm must be corrected for CA in post processing. For that I shoot RAW and then use the ACR CA correction.

For the record: I'm still happy to have this lens, besides all these considerations and issues. There are many lenses with a red ring that still have issues, and anyone can check that by the complaints we see in the Lens Forum. ;)

*Zwitter*
29th of June 2006 (Thu), 14:07
I like the kit lens

http://antonyl.brinkster.net/paul/bus_ikos_garage_web.jpg

ChopstickHero
29th of June 2006 (Thu), 14:58
http://images16.fotki.com/v283/photos/7/73230/3141062/IMG_0715-vi.jpg

http://images16.fotki.com/v278/photos/7/73230/3141062/IMG_0818-vi.jpg

jbkalla
29th of June 2006 (Thu), 18:14
...but please help me, on another forum i found that there is 2 models or versions of 18-55 and one is the best and the other is crappy, how can i know which one is good one and if i have it?

There ARE two versions, but the only difference is the USM (Ultra Sonic Motor?). The kit lens in the US doesn't have USM, but you can buy it seperately (which is what I did). I imagine the optics are exactly the same.

davidk
29th of June 2006 (Thu), 21:59
Thanks for the photos guys, im a little more confident that the kit lense will give me good results.

ChopstickHero
29th of June 2006 (Thu), 22:14
Thanks for the photos guys, im a little more confident that the kit lense will give me good results.

in most conditions, it will do fine. indoors, i'm a little less confident. you will need a good light source or a good flash to help you get good consistent indoor shots. even though it is f3.5 at the widest, i still find it does not help you get those low light shots. you really need to bump up your ISO. if you are a pixel peeper, you will definitely know that this lens lacks in resolving power and sharpness. however, if you are a casual shooter, then this is a good lens.

jbkalla
30th of June 2006 (Fri), 00:21
...Edited: here's another one, using a ND and a CP filters and tone mapped in Photomatrix
http://images.fotopic.net/?iid=yi8w6u&outx=0&quality=70&noresize=1

What is "tone mapped?" I have Photomatrix, but haven't attempted to use it yet...

This shot is gorgeous, BTW! :-)

stephaniebarnes
30th of June 2006 (Fri), 01:08
ty jbkalla, I have a somewhat more ps'ed version of me around here somewhere but this one was already uploaded, and the one of my El Puente, lol I never realized it was crooked. I was laying on the cold concrete for that one. Must be my worsenning 18 year old eyes gettin to me lol

JMAS
30th of June 2006 (Fri), 04:51
What is "tone mapped?" I have Photomatrix, but haven't attempted to use it yet...

This shot is gorgeous, BTW! :-)

I didn't know about the difference in the USM engine. Good to know.

Regarding the Tone mapping, you can find the explanation, examples and comparisons here:
http://www.hdrsoft.com/
and the specific link for the plug-in to PS (which I also haven't tryed yet, as a plug-in)
http://www.hdrsoft.com/download/plugin.php

I hope this helps.;)

Jemram
30th of June 2006 (Fri), 05:00
I've posted this in the bokeh thread too but it was taken with the kit lens and a 2x closeup filter.

f5.6, 1/100, ISO400, 350D, 18-55mm kit lens
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v189/jerem_rsv_uk24/LuttonButterfly007.jpg

Tareq
30th of June 2006 (Fri), 07:23
this is my trial, i don't feel happy with it

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/1371/mg7800011gl.jpg

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4641/mg7800017el.jpg

rklepper
30th of June 2006 (Fri), 08:36
The kit lens is a good lens if used within its design. The problem is some people try to use it outside of its design, are not happy with the results, and post negatives.


I'm enjoying this thread. It's so easy for noob photographers like me to read threads where people knock this lens or threads where people talk about all the L glass they are getting. Not that there is anything wrong with that (more power to them) but it can give us rank amateurs the wrong impression. When you see that good pics can be done with this lens, it makes you realize photography has more to do with the photographer than the equipment. I need to be reminded of that once in awhile!:)

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30th of June 2006 (Fri), 08:48
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http://x0a.xanga.com/14ba12321363057305051/b38412998.jpg

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http://x3e.xanga.com/1f6a563b7343755198947/b36991764.jpg

http://xf2.xanga.com/04ba33052043255198720/b36991599.jpg
(http://x0a.xanga.com/14ba12321363057305051/b38412998.jpg)
http://x87.xanga.com/7f0b80f76753545394984/b30649194.jpg

http://x02.xanga.com/6d18125b7867938313122/b26254090.jpg[URL="http://x02.xanga.com/6d18125b7867938313122/b26254090.jpg"]

some of my random recent ones.
i think its an AWESOME lens for its price.
I would love to own a 16-35L or a 17-40L if I can afford one though. but i dont think I have the skills to acutally use 100% of a L lens.

These are all taken with my D30 with a modded EF-S 18-55mm.

narlus
30th of June 2006 (Fri), 08:50
i was pretty damn happy w/ how this came out; usually the kit lens is not even worth attaching for live music shots and this is the first time i've actually had enough light to use it.

http://img320.imageshack.us/img320/1211/IMG_0469.jpg

Nikolas
30th of June 2006 (Fri), 10:45
My kit lens
37mm 15 sec f8 100iso
http://home.swiftdsl.com.au/~smeegles/Stuff/surreal3.jpg

MegaHurtz
30th of June 2006 (Fri), 11:53
Taken about a week after the purchase of my 20d :)

http://www.2k4civic.com/albums/shoots/2006may20/images/may20-16.jpg

http://www.2k4civic.com/albums/shoots/2006may20/images/may20-14.jpg

http://www.2k4civic.com/albums/shoots/2006may20/images/may20-10.jpg

pault107
2nd of July 2006 (Sun), 06:07
Great thread! I'm tempted to get my kit lenses out of the cupboard where it's been gathering dust ;-)

Texas_Diver
2nd of July 2006 (Sun), 08:35
I just got my Rebel about three weeks ago. My partner jokes that it is my new mistress. :lol:

ruger
2nd of July 2006 (Sun), 10:17
here's one of my favorite.. did a bit of pp..

MrsKitty
2nd of July 2006 (Sun), 10:23
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a327/misskitty5077/Harrolds067.jpg

Dorman
2nd of July 2006 (Sun), 10:31
Hey Mike, just wanted to give you the thumbs up for starting this thread. While many of us have moved on to "better" lenses than the kit, it's inspiring to see what can be done with the right talent.

With musical instruments (guitar from my experience) a great musician can make a pawn shop guitar sound just as good as a $3000 instrument, it's all in the hands. :)

blonde
2nd of July 2006 (Sun), 10:32
i have 2-3 that i really like, and yes, when stopped down a bit the kit lens can be quite good...

http://blonde.smugmug.com/photos/51800742-L.jpg

http://blonde.smugmug.com/photos/51799716-L.jpg

Tsmith
2nd of July 2006 (Sun), 10:55
I have to agree with this lens getting a bad wrap _ build quality and CA issues was my only compliant with it.

http://www.pbase.com/smith_xt/image/45787857.jpg

saravrose
2nd of July 2006 (Sun), 12:11
I'll play along...

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b130/saravrose/landscapes/IMG_9220.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b130/saravrose/landscapes/IMG_1110.jpg

jbkalla
2nd of July 2006 (Sun), 14:31
Oooh! I like the last one! :-)

tsdde57
7th of July 2006 (Fri), 19:23
can someone post a side by side comparison picture of the (Kit lens) at 50mm and the ( 50mm 1.8 ) at 50mm?

Lord_Malone
7th of July 2006 (Fri), 19:43
Great shots everyone! Proves that you don't need to take out a second mortage to get great shots. ;)

I've never owned a kit lens. :(

JMAS
8th of July 2006 (Sat), 18:07
I've never owned a kit lens. :(

As I am very generous, I'll let you have mine in trade for your 16-35mm.

;)

Skrim17
8th of July 2006 (Sat), 22:20
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/skrim/ts.jpg


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/skrim/super.jpg


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/skrim/pool-2.jpg

saravrose
9th of July 2006 (Sun), 00:25
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b130/saravrose/potnpost.jpg

NAisBEST
9th of July 2006 (Sun), 01:37
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b341/onefivealive/Img_3162web.jpg

chainz
9th of July 2006 (Sun), 01:50
http://img434.imageshack.us/img434/8571/antflower0pw.jpg

aparmley
9th of July 2006 (Sun), 02:27
Wow - amazing. . . Makes me want to drop $140 for the USM version - just for sh_ts 'n giggles!

The Emperor
9th of July 2006 (Sun), 14:03
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1540/img21809br.jpg

RodneyCyr
9th of July 2006 (Sun), 21:34
Here are two from my first real outing with the D-Rebel and Kit lens, in October 2003, right after the camera was introduced.

Both were taken at (or inside) the retired aircraft carrier, USS Hornet, on display at the Naval Station at Alameda, California. The carrier is a worthwhile visit if you live in, or are visiting the San Francisco Bay Area. It is now a museum and open to the public.

One is an interior, taken with flash, at maximum wide-angle, wide-open. The other was taken near 55mm, stopped down to f/11. Both are camera originals, but resized and compressed to fit on this forum. The compressed versions do not do the original pictures justice. The originals are quite sharp. They are at:

http://www.pbase.com/rodneycyr/canon_18-55m_

My copy of the somewhat controversial kit lens is quite a good performer, I think.

mrk
10th of July 2006 (Mon), 18:07
2 of my newer ones with Kit lens..

http://www.fixit-4u.net/mrk/photos/pan_WaterfrontJuly2006_th.jpg (http://www.fixit-4u.net/mrk/photos/pan_WaterfrontJuly2006.jpg)

Tis a bit wide _


http://www.fixit-4u.net/mrk/photos/_MG_0560_panned.jpg

delhi
10th of July 2006 (Mon), 18:11
wow! i love the facial shot. splendid.

mrk
10th of July 2006 (Mon), 18:17
Thanks!

badrotation
10th of July 2006 (Mon), 22:10
Here are mine... All taken with the kit lens...
http://home.comcast.net/~njones4455/464geneseerd.jpg


http://home.comcast.net/%7Enjones4455/Huckleberrynumber2SEPIA.jpg


http://home.comcast.net/~njones4455/ViolinOLD.jpg


http://huckleberryfoamer.hopto.org/photo/huck2/Masters%20Cider%20OLD.jpg

scokar
11th of July 2006 (Tue), 22:33
Taken through my landing window, standing about 8 feet away from it. And a 100% crop of the bulldozer. not my 'best' but i was pleased to see the bulldozer resolve decently for a "el-cheapo" lens.

Texas_Diver
12th of July 2006 (Wed), 13:58
Here are mine... All taken with the kit lens...



Nice shots, Badrotation!

braduardo
12th of July 2006 (Wed), 14:40
I'm glad I stumbled onto this thread. This lens is constantly being beaten up by people that wouldn't dream of shooting anything but "L" glass.

So many of us beginners just can't justify spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on specialty lenses, especially when we are just getting started. If someone had told me when I first gotten started that I would have to spend thousands of dollars right off the bat if I wanted decent pictures, I wouldn't have started, and I would have missed out on a lot of great shots.

I'll admit that there is some L glass that I would love to have, but there is no way that I would know what I want if I hadn't played with the kit lens first. I'm not a huge fan of the kit lens. It is a pain to focus manually, and it is pretty slow, but the 18-55mm range makes up for it. Overall, I'm glad I have it, and I use it anytime that I need to be fairly wide.

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1070/tmp78727vt.jpg

I took this one on a tripod with a shutter speed of 30 seconds at about f11 I think. I was playing around after the fireworks were over.

(EDIT) Damn... Looks like I linked to the low-res one... Oh well, you get the idea anyways.

Cassie
12th of July 2006 (Wed), 15:52
Nice shots, Badrotation!

Ditto, did you use any ps "actions" for the PP?

mrk
12th of July 2006 (Wed), 16:12
1 from today, I really don't have a pproblem with the lens at all as long a sit's not soft at widest AV which the kit lens isn't at the central area :)

http://www.fixit-4u.net/mrk/photos/MG_0951.jpg

tsdde57
16th of July 2006 (Sun), 11:16
how do you get your images so sharp? do you use filters in photoshop or is it all tripod? I just got a Digital Rebel XT and am a little frustrated with the crispness but maybe thats just because I'm moving it to take the picture when I press the button

Pete-eos
16th of July 2006 (Sun), 13:27
Hey, new to this site and rather new to photography, this threads a great reminder that its the person behind the lense that makes all the difference! :cool:

Still saving for a macro lense though :D

mrk
16th of July 2006 (Sun), 16:18
how do you get your images so sharp? do you use filters in photoshop or is it all tripod? I just got a Digital Rebel XT and am a little frustrated with the crispness but maybe thats just because I'm moving it to take the picture when I press the button


it is a sharp lens if you don't shoot it at 18mm :) anything above 24mm and it's very sharp but I guess there are also sharp versions as well as non sharp versions, The USM version I had of the kit lens is VERY sharp and fast but that only came with the 300D black model

Livinthalife
16th of July 2006 (Sun), 23:10
it is a sharp lens if you don't shoot it at 18mm :) anything above 24mm and it's very sharp but I guess there are also sharp versions as well as non sharp versions, The USM version I had of the kit lens is VERY sharp and fast but that only came with the 300D black model

I got the USM version and I got XT (well Kiss N) It is pretty quick on the focus side though!

tsdde57
17th of July 2006 (Mon), 13:37
what is USM? I don't think mine came with that one...

mrk
17th of July 2006 (Mon), 13:53
usm is the ultrasonic motors for silent AF operation. the 50mm1.4 and 18-55 USM lenses don't use RING type usm though so they're not as robust as newer USM lenses but it's still good

jbkalla
17th of July 2006 (Mon), 16:44
I just bought the body and the lens separately from B&H here in the U.S. Seems to work pretty well.

Treat me like a tourist
17th of July 2006 (Mon), 18:16
Well i have to say i have had my 50mm1.4 for a month now, and there is no chance it will make way for the kit lens. Though i agree with what people say it serves a purpose to make the camera functional, personally i think canon could do with providing something better if people are shelling out 1000 for 30d's.
Anyway here are two of my favourite pictures that i have taken with the kit lens.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifecapture/145538945/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://static.flickr.com/38/145538945_ec9e1dc69f.jpg" width="500" height="329" alt="Washing Line" /></a>
<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j7/dafpunc/IMG_1502croppedwebversion.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"></a>
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j7/dafpunc/IMG_1502croppedwebversion.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j7/dafpunc/winterssunset50lessquality.jpg
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifecapture/136075125/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://static.flickr.com/53/136075125_a857d61c58.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Winter Sunrise" /></a>
I dont know why it isnt working ok here are the linkgs
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=136075125&size=m&context=set-72057594120073275
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifecapture/145538945/in/set-72157594153566410/

machman
17th of July 2006 (Mon), 20:37
these are some with the kit lens
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v600/machman/IMG_0318.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v600/machman/IMG_0323.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v600/machman/IMG_0326.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v600/machman/IMG_0329.jpg

gabrioladude
17th of July 2006 (Mon), 20:43
taken this past weekend, on ...yes you guessed it.. a kayak trip on Georgian Bay near Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

badrotation
17th of July 2006 (Mon), 22:06
Ditto, did you use any ps "actions" for the PP?


Didn't use any actual actions, but I based my technique off of a couple you can download here: http://www.atncentral.com/download.htm


For the sepia, I did a tri-tone, similar to 'sepiatone' on that page.

And for the vignetting, I did something very similar to 'custom vignette 2.0'

I based my technique very closely off those two actions, and made some modifications to fit my specific needs.

kram
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 01:09
Joining in late but this is one of my favourites....

http://kram.smugmug.com/photos/76107642-M.jpg

BIGTUFFGUY
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 02:30
http://www.bigtuffguy.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=302&g2_serialNumber=2

http://www.bigtuffguy.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=344&g2_serialNumber=2

DayHawk
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 05:20
ok I am going to play along, one of my best shots ever taken really:

http://www.nphoto.dk/images/portraet/5.jpg

madjack
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 19:39
I am new to photography and this is my first picture post.. I hope it posts o.k. because I really don't know what I'm doing yet..forgive me if I mess it up...comments welcome
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/madjack956/DPP_0002.jpg

madjack
18th of July 2006 (Tue), 19:57
and heres one more..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/madjack956/purp.jpg

pixelgrunt
21st of July 2006 (Fri), 08:44
I purchased my DRebelXT for the express intent of photographing Owen, our first child.
The camera, and the 18-55 kit lens has not been a disappointment. Our family just
returned from vacation in Ireland and I snapped this exposure on the flight back.

http://homepage.mac.com/mboegner/pictures/Owen.jpg
1/125; f 7.1; 21.00mm; ISO 400

There's a touch of CA around the window, and a bit more noise than I was expecting
for ISO 400, but the sharpness really caught me off guard once I opened the picture on
my computer for the first time.

Here is a 100% crop of his eyes:

http://homepage.mac.com/mboegner/pictures/Owen-100.jpg

Here are two other landscape photos from the same trip:

http://homepage.mac.com/mboegner/pictures/cemetery.jpg
1/20; f 16.0; 18.00mm; ISO 100

and

http://homepage.mac.com/mboegner/pictures/cahirsiveensunset.jpg
1/100; f 16.0; 42.00 mm; ISO 100

Here is a link to the rest of the best of our vacation pictures.

here. (http://web.mac.com/mboegner/iWeb/Ireland%202006/The%202%20Percent%20Club.html)

I also have a 1.8 50mm mkII prime, and I borrowed a friend's 75-300 IS USM for the
trip. So some of the other images at the above link were taken using those lenses too.

All in all, I am extremely happy with the kit lens. I have some work to do on my skills I
think before I really need to replace it, but I'm working on it...

Tareq
21st of July 2006 (Fri), 09:39
I purchased my DRebelXT for the express intent of photographing Owen, our first child.
The camera, and the 18-55 kit lens has not been a disappointment. Our family just
returned from vacation in Ireland and I snapped this exposure on the flight back.


1/125; f 7.1; 21.00mm; ISO 400

There's a touch of CA around the window, and a bit more noise than I was expecting
for ISO 400, but the sharpness really caught me off guard once I opened the picture on
my computer for the first time.

Here is a 100% crop of his eyes:



Here are two other landscape photos from the same trip:


1/20; f 16.0; 18.00mm; ISO 100

and


1/100; f 16.0; 42.00 mm; ISO 100

Here is a link to the rest of the best of our vacation pictures.

here. (http://web.mac.com/mboegner/iWeb/Ireland%202006/The%202%20Percent%20Club.html)

I also have a 1.8 50mm mkII prime, and I borrowed a friend's 75-300 IS USM for the
trip. So some of the other images at the above link were taken using those lenses too.

All in all, I am extremely happy with the kit lens. I have some work to do on my skills I
think before I really need to replace it, but I'm working on it...

WOW, can you borrow me your lens for a while?
Amazing Shots.

brayden2544
21st of July 2006 (Fri), 12:58
http://img274.imageshack.us/my.php?image=beeandflowerqu4.jpg (http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/2749/beeandflowerqu4.jpg)
http://img328.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jackrabbitqj1.jpg
http://img328.imageshack.us/my.php?image=powellrocksnk8.jpg

pixelgrunt
21st of July 2006 (Fri), 13:23
WOW, can you borrow me your lens for a while?
Amazing Shots.

Thanks Tareq. These really were the best of the bunch. We were in Ireland for 2 weeks
and I brought back just over 2,900 images. I narrowed the haul down to the best 2% for
the link I provided.

Like all of Canon's (and probably any manufacturer) lens offerings, I believe that there
are good 18-55 kit lenses and not so good 18-55 kit lenses. I think I got really lucky and
received an exceptional copy of this lens. My 50 is also tack sharp, but sometimes
I have difficulty distinguishing shots from the two lenses. The first one of my son,
Owen, on the plane is one of them.

I also didn't mention that I use a circular polarizer on this lens most of the time.
It wouldn't do much for Owen's portrait or the sunset, but it really, really helped with the
contrast and saturation of the sky in the cemetery image.

:D

theague
21st of July 2006 (Fri), 14:15
Pixelgrunt what was your method of storage for those 2900 images? I'm taking a 2-week trip to Scotland next year. I'd prefer to just use CF cards but I might consider an alternative.

Tareq
21st of July 2006 (Fri), 15:34
Thanks Tareq. These really were the best of the bunch. We were in Ireland for 2 weeks
and I brought back just over 2,900 images. I narrowed the haul down to the best 2% for
the link I provided.

Like all of Canon's (and probably any manufacturer) lens offerings, I believe that there
are good 18-55 kit lenses and not so good 18-55 kit lenses. I think I got really lucky and
received an exceptional copy of this lens. My 50 is also tack sharp, but sometimes
I have difficulty distinguishing shots from the two lenses. The first one of my son,
Owen, on the plane is one of them.

I also didn't mention that I use a circular polarizer on this lens most of the time.
It wouldn't do much for Owen's portrait or the sunset, but it really, really helped with the
contrast and saturation of the sky in the cemetery image.

:D

Great, your son is so cute beautiful.
I think i got bad copy of this lens, i saw on another forum that there is old one and new one, the older is better and good and i got the new copy which is not good, i wish that your copy is not new as well because then i have to replace mine or i hae to throw it. anyway, i am focusing on L lenses only now and i don't care of this first cheap kit lens now.

Pete-eos
21st of July 2006 (Fri), 16:46
One of my Kit lense favourites...not amazingly sharpe but was a 1 second exposure at 18mm I believe..

pixelgrunt
21st of July 2006 (Fri), 21:15
Pixelgrunt what was your method of storage for those 2900 images? I'm
taking a 2-week trip to Scotland next year. I'd prefer to just use CF cards but I might
consider an alternative.

I took the fortunate-but-paranoid route. Every day I would dump the photos from the card(s)
to a 12" PowerBook (into iPhoto) without erasing the card(s) yet. I would then export the day's
images from iPhoto to a separate 80GB firewire drive. Once I was satisfied that the
images were safely written to 2 seperate places, I would format the CF card in the
camera. I would then do my best to keep the PowerBook and firewire drive in different
locations. Maybe the FW drive would go with us in the car for the day's touring and the
laptop would remain in the B&B. I also kept the FW drive with me in my camera bag
(carry-on) for the flight while I tucked the laptop in the center of one of our suitcases.
This would insure against theft/damage/whatever.

I originally planned on also burning the images to CD or DVDs every other day or so,
but decided that the two drives would probably be sufficient. Actually, I had trouble with
the laptop not liking the blank media that I brought, so I went without that tertiary optical
backup.

I do desktop and server IT work for a large University, and data security and backup is a
large part of my everyday thinking, hence the paranoia. I was fortunate to have the
laptop and drive available to me as a perk of my job.

Have a great time in Scotland!

Thanks again to others for your kinds comments on Owen. It's so easy to take a good picture
of him...

bluej511
22nd of July 2006 (Sat), 07:18
1
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/bluej511/IMG_2549.jpg
ISO 200 f/5.6 54.0mm 1/60
2
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/bluej511/IMG_2200.jpg
ISO 200 f/9.0 28.0mm 1/3200
3
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/bluej511/IMG_2181.jpg
ISO 200 f/4.0 18.0mm 1/15 handheld.
4
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/bluej511/IMG_0160.jpg
ISO 100 f/5.6 55.0mm 1/60
5
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/bluej511/IMG_1322.jpg
ISO 400 f/5.6 55.0mm 1/250

woollyback
22nd of July 2006 (Sat), 11:05
Don't know if this is the best shot with kit lens - but it is one of my favourites (even though it was taken by my daughter age 11).

A shot taken at my other daugters communion - no PP just as it came out.

96130

Trung_EP3CTR
26th of July 2006 (Wed), 20:44
Here are some of mine.

http://upload4.postimage.org/571491/BTCC_DC5.jpg (http://upload4.postimage.org/cars/honda/type-r-owners/571491/car.html) http://upload4.postimage.org/571534/JPS_Lotus.jpg (http://upload4.postimage.org/cars/honda/type-r-owners/571534/car.html)
http://upload4.postimage.org/702459/docks.jpg (http://upload4.postimage.org/cars/honda/type-r-owners/702459/car.html) http://upload4.postimage.org/702475/sky.jpg (http://upload4.postimage.org/cars/honda/type-r-owners/702475/car.html)

michael_
26th of July 2006 (Wed), 21:11
pixelgrunt great photos you must have been one of the lucky ones to get a good copy as i could never get our kit lens to produce similar quality shots.

pixelgrunt
27th of July 2006 (Thu), 19:05
Thanks CIDER, and thanks again to all for the kind words. I've gotten quite a few compliments online and offline about my Ireland photos in general, and I'm trying not to let it go to my head. :grin:

I'm almost afraid of my next lens purchase because if I get an average or below average copy of my next lens, it may not be all that much better than my kit 18-55. I'm looking at the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM lens that many online resources rave about. When I'm ready to plunk down $1,100 USD for my next piece of glass, maybe I'll forget all about my reservations... :cool:

Thanks again!

pixelgrunt
27th of July 2006 (Thu), 19:10
...and bluej511- I really, really like your shots 1 and 5 above.

The DoF in #1 is spot on with the clarity of the pollen(!), and the metal flake paint in the water droplets of #5 look fantastic.

Nice shots all!

braduardo
27th of July 2006 (Thu), 19:10
"What you can get when you use Canon L lenses (if you do your part right) are amazing pictures. In fact, this amazement is said to cause a disease known as "L-Disease". Once caught, it is incurable. You will have to buy Canon L lenses in all of the focal lengths you use. Then and only then will you be happy."

My Canon Gear (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=1620000&postcount=136), i now have L-Disease



I got one, and I'm hooked... I don't know about that "you will be happy" if you get L glass in all the focal lengths you use... You should just have ALL of them, just in case maybe someday you need it.

bluej511
27th of July 2006 (Thu), 19:13
thanks pixel i was waiting for someone to say something lol, im gonna shoot those flowers again but coming home i noticed they were dead so ill have to find another one.

All my shots are with kit lens so no money for nothing else.

bluej511
27th of July 2006 (Thu), 19:14
i actually wanted to shoot it again to get that weird looking thing outta there i should ahve in the first place

bluej511
27th of July 2006 (Thu), 19:16
Sorry for the size i use 1600x1200 i like high res lol

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/bluej511/IMG_2616.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/bluej511/IMG_1306.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/bluej511/IMG_2593.jpg

michael_
27th of July 2006 (Thu), 19:33
bluej511 word of advise before a mod jumps on you 800x800 is the max size for embedded images, linking to them is fine, just giving you the heads up, great photos btw

bluej511
27th of July 2006 (Thu), 19:35
there u go all fixed, i thought in lens tests and what not u were allowed to post wtv size u want?

michael_
27th of July 2006 (Thu), 22:49
i could be wrong :(

cjm
28th of July 2006 (Fri), 00:01
Wow great results! It might be a eL cheapo lens but it certainly can have L results.

Darryl Baptista
28th of July 2006 (Fri), 01:25
Soooooo the kit lens is not all that bad, these are some excellent photos from you guys, I will post some soon.
Darryl

Canon 350D, 50mm f1.8, 18-55mm, 55-200mm