Shooting wrote in post #14299161
Don't knock a kit lens. My first digital years was with the 18-55 kit lens and pics turned out great because I knew depth of field and all the basiscs to go up in equipment from there as the jobs increased.
Yes and no...I've managed to get some amazing pics with my old kit lens (ie: the one in my profile pic), but I remember how sh!tty the build was on it too...the extending part of the barrel was so loose that when it would finish focusing,the barrel would visibly DROP, half the time knocking itself out of focus. Granted, this was the ORIGINAL 18-55 kit, before the II and IS models appeared...I look at the current ones now and they're MUCH better built!