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01-12-2010, 06:14 PM   #151
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Didn't even know about this thread until Steve Brot told me about it. Some nice stuff in here.
Here are a few kit lens shots I applied HDT to with Lucis Art.All ISO 400.All from Sun Moon Lake,Taiwan






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These are from the Pentax World Day in October, but I never posted them here. From the DA 18-55 II on a K10D at a pumpkin farm with the family.





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Started to use this lens again. 18-55 II

JPEG right out of the camera today, all i did was resize it. Took the reading of the shadow side to get detail in that area, you can see from the right eye the softness because lens was wide open at the longest length. Hand-held, Sun WB (although it was overcasted), SR on and AV priority. if i shot my usual lazy style on auto, the results would have been different.

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The Cross-Harbour Tunnel, Hong Kong.
(K-x + DAL 15-55)

01-19-2010, 04:02 AM   #156
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Got to test the weather sealing on my K-7 + 18-55 WR in northern Sweden this weekend.

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Shots with Mk 1 version of 18-55 with K-7

QuoteOriginally posted by sagar Quote
Best shot from Kit Lens 18-55 I or II

Let's see how best this lens can be used in good hands. Share your best image taken with kit lens
I'm not saying these are my best images at all, but I do use the kit 18-55 (Mk 1 version) for travel - it's great for just dumping in the suitcase, I don't treat it with any respect - and yet in good light it can come up with results which challenge lenses costing much more. These three were taken in Thailand over Christmas, on a boat trip. Somewhat PPd in Lightroom, and I had a polariser on for the last one.







They're pretty good at 100% viewing, although if you really really pixel peep you can see it's not a prime at the edges. But it would take a very large print for that to be noticeable even if you were looking for it.

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timo, the last one is particularly nice.

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To Andi Lo on still trying to get the hang on using primes. Years ago I was espousing the versatility of zooms to a friend who only used primes. His answer (and great advice) was to use my feet instead of the zoom. After that I started using primes more often, and the more I used them the better I got at using them. Lens quality with good primes is usually much, much better than with zooms, and they are lighter, which helps when using the feet.
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My K-X is my first DSLR, but I love it so far. Hope I'm posting this correctly. All photos taken with the 18-55mm that came with the camera.

Magoo (Whippet)


Lucy (Malamute/Wolf hybrid)


Clementine (Bloodhound)

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QuoteOriginally posted by einstrigger Quote
My K-X is my first DSLR, but I love it so far. Hope I'm posting this correctly. All photos taken with the 18-55mm that came with the camera.

Clementine (Bloodhound)
This one is particularly nice.

The others demonstrate a difficulty that's even worse with dogs than with humans - focusing on the eyes puts the nose a bit too much out of focus to be quite comfortable. So you need either to get a bit further away or stop down a bit more (which may give you a problem with shutter speed ... you go round in circles!)

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Thanks. I'm still a bit of a newbie when it comes to DSLR photography. With the Malamute, I was attempting a fish-eye effect (yeah, with the kit lens), but the nose became really out of focus. My family seems to like that particular photo the best though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by timo Quote
I'm not saying these are my best images at all, but I do use the kit 18-55 (Mk 1 version) for travel - it's great for just dumping in the suitcase, I don't treat it with any respect - and yet in good light it can come up with results which challenge lenses costing much more. These three were taken in Thailand over Christmas, on a boat trip. Somewhat PPd in Lightroom, and I had a polariser on for the last one.







They're pretty good at 100% viewing, although if you really really pixel peep you can see it's not a prime at the edges. But it would take a very large print for that to be noticeable even if you were looking for it.

Tim
Wow Tim, those Thailand shots are stunning! esp the last one. The slight distortion of 18mm actually makes the photo look grander.

Ok time to take out my 18-55mm
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New City Center-Taichung,Taiwan

All with Kit lens processed in TopazAdjust and NIK Color EFX




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