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04-03-2010, 11:54 AM   #256
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
Outstanding stuff, but to make it easier for us, can we get into the habit of listing the FL used?

With all of the talk about, for example, the 18-55 being great at 18 but not so great at this, it would be interesting to make these judgments ourselves.
Good point. but do note that many of the shots in this thread have the EXIF information still attached, and most browser support the ability to view EXIF information via, for instance, a right-click menu (sometimes via a plug-in/add-on). I'd definitely recommend looking into that for your browser of choice.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
Good point. but do note that many of the shots in this thread have the EXIF information still attached, and most browser support the ability to view EXIF information via, for instance, a right-click menu (sometimes via a plug-in/add-on). I'd definitely recommend looking into that for your browser of choice.
+1... the browser plug-ins/add-ons are quite nice if you're into exif peeping....

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Here is my humble entry:
DAL 18-55 F7.1 55mm

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A few i shot today
let me know what you think. i need to improve so input is very important

f/7.1 / 1/800sec / iso 200 / 42mm

f/8 / 1/400sec / iso 200 / 50mm

f/5.6 / 1/6000sec / iso 400 / 48mm

f/7.1 / 1/6 sec / iso 200 / 55mm


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bump...n cherry blossoms....

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i have looked at all the photos. Most of them are landscapes. It makes me wonder if the kit lens, 18-55, is good at wide angles but not at macro?

the focus/blurry effect which you can achieve at higher focal lengths is not possible with this one?

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So far, I'm not quite comfortable using the 18-55 for some reason. Hopefully that will change as I use it more.

ISO 200 37.5mm f/7.1 1/1250sec


ISO 200 35mm f/5.6 1/640sec


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QuoteOriginally posted by techmulla Quote
i have looked at all the photos. Most of them are landscapes. It makes me wonder if the kit lens, 18-55, is good at wide angles but not at macro?
Well, it's not a macro lens, but it does focus about as closes as any other non-macro lens you muight compare it to. See the two posts directly above yours.

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the focus/blurry effect which you can achieve at higher focal lengths is not possible with this one?
It only goes to 55mm, just like the name says. So sure, it doesn't do the sort of effects only possible at 100mm or 200mm. Nor does it do f/2.8 or better. But again, the two posts right above yours do show the sort of shallow DOF effects that are nonetheless possible.

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I posted these in the Photo Critique a while back to get some advice with the PP but they are two of my favourite shots with the kit lens (so I thought I'd post the finished product here too):



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Does the WR count?

I had a friends 18-55WR for a day, just trying it out, in the kitchen sink.

Shot on a K20D in .DNG

@125ISO 55mm F10 1/160th Sec.



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Some kit lens version I pictures :
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The DA 18-55mm I









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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
Well, it's not a macro lens, but it does focus about as closes as any other non-macro lens you muight compare it to. See the two posts directly above yours.



It on;ly goes to 55mm, just like the name says. So sure, it doesn't do the sort of effects only possible at 100mm or 200mm. Nor does it do f/2.8 or better. But again, the two posts right above yours do show the sort of shallow DOF effects that are nonethless possible.
Thanks Marc for the clarification. I recently bought a k-x with 18-55 (due to my dad's pentax gear, mostly manual lenses with a 1975 35mm SLR (dont know the model number) and an auto 110 aswell :P). I have basic understanding of photography knowledge, but not very much. Thanks for the patience.

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i am using the kit lens too. it is a pretty good lens .
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