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02-11-2008, 09:08 AM   #16
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Really excellent display of the versatility of the kit lens, Javier. Of course, you are preaching to the quire on this lens.

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Jodokast96, The fire engine photo is simply amazing....

Machan1k, You really captured that firework display well...Great Job..Those are tough to take....

Palmor, After looking at your gallery last night, I am not surprised one bit...Your talents are obvious...Awesome photos!!!

All the pics have been really nice...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rickster Quote
RE: OP - Pretty good images for F/22 - F/27 at 2 seconds.

I find my Pentax 18-55mm kit lens has a wonderful 'sweet spot' at 35mm - F/5.6 to F/8.0 - very 'prime like' at that setting.
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You bring up a good point...I should have metioned that I was using a tripod as should be obvious for 2 sec shutter speeds. and yes F/22-F/27..The conditions where horrible.
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A great lens to keep tucked in the bottom of your bag. Here's one from the other day. Talk about tough lighting -- in the snow, looking toward the sun, with a dark subject. That little workhorse handled it with aplomb, with little CA. The bit of flare was my fault for not using a lens hood.



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That is a nice photo...
Those snow type photos are really difficult to take..Usually, they come out over exposed or under exposed or the histograms are all over the map...Looks like you hit that spot on..
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Here is another from that 18-55 kit lens...

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That photo almost makes me wish there was snow around here.
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Here is one that I took with the kit lens last fall on my annual hunting trip. Sunrise, a fresh snowfall, and me freezing my butt off. The range of the kit lens is quite versatile, I just wish it was a bit faster. But you can still get some nice photos from it.



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18mm, f4.5, ISO 200

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F8 @ 18MM..ISO 100, 1/180 sec



F5.6 @ 18MM ISO 100, 1/125 sec

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I think it is safe to say that our 'kit lens' is better than most.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buddha Jones Quote
I think it is safe to say that our 'kit lens' is better than most.
Haha lets hope that the MkII widens that gap!
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Haha lets hope that the MkII widens that gap!

LOL, this made me chuckle...

Folks, You all have put up some amazing photos !!! Lets keep them coming..
A part of me wants to join some Nikon and Canon forum just to post this link... lol
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