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DA18-55 kit is just fine! (IMGS)
Posted By: jsundin, 09-03-2007, 08:37 PM

After awhile of reading all the posts from people talking of the new DA* or the latest Sigma f2.8 or some other great lens, I start to feel bad that I cann really afford these fine lenses.

Then I take my little DA18-55 kit lens outside into my garden and I feel better. Why? Let me show you...











These are all JPG, straight from the camera, no PP, resized to 800 pixels and nothing else.
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09-03-2007, 08:56 PM   #2
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No doubt that the kit lens is the best bang for the buck. Nice shots
09-03-2007, 09:32 PM   #3
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Nicely done. I like the rose especially, and the last two sunflower shots came off nicely as well. The kit lens works just fine doesn't it.
09-03-2007, 10:05 PM   #4
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I too am surprised at the quality of images the kit lens does produce ... as it is the only lens I still have at the moment ... it's the all I have to take photos with.

I am very happy with my photos ... not all keepers ... but the ones I do keep come up pretty nice.

09-03-2007, 10:48 PM   #5
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I agree with you...I've purchased several more expensive lenses and have always found the 18-55 to be my favorite...
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i use it OFTEN my self to photo fires wrecks people ect... all the time i VERY happy with it
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I too only have tghis lens at the moment and am very pleased with it most of the time. I still cant wait to get my hands on a 200mm lens though. Am waitng for the new pentax fit sigma 18-200mm to hit the shops, although a bit pricey I think I wont need to purchase anything else for a while.
09-04-2007, 01:50 PM   #8
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Nothing wrong with the Kit lens...

especially when stopped down to, say, f5.6-f16 values!

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09-04-2007, 02:13 PM   #9
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Nice shots,
I like the Pentax kit lenses. i also have a 50-200 wich is fine to.
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The 18-55 is a great lens...but it is also the photographer who knows how to use it too...beautiful pics....
09-05-2007, 02:25 AM   #11
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Nice pics, I personaly think that no2 is bit blured, but I really like the rose, the first one, and one before last sunflower...
btw, DA 18-55 is excelent lens for the money. It's my most used lens, and I don't think I'm going to get rid of it anytime soon...
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These were all shot with the kit lens:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/photo-2406.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/photo-2720.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/photo-2405.html

*I* think they turned out pretty nicely.

Jim
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