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01-02-2009, 08:47 PM   #31
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These are great, great examples of proper exposure, interesting subjects that show off contrast and color - and the kit lens is more than up to the task when the photographers are this good!

I'll consider this thread the "Kit Lens Club!"

01-02-2009, 09:53 PM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote

I'll consider this thread the "Kit Lens Club!"
Well since the president of lens clubs has spoken ... Here's more from the kit...

01-02-2009, 11:34 PM   #33
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josh that second photo is fantastic.
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another one for the "Kit Lens Club" ...

I'm setting in the woods with a 600mm on the K20 tripod mounted waiting for a thrush when this one comes along so I grab the DL with the kit lens. About ten feet full frame.

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01-03-2009, 01:29 AM   #35
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That is a wonderful shot, Wildman. Those eyes just go right through your soul.

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01-03-2009, 09:40 AM   #36
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Here are my dodgy Mark I kit lens shots:

01-03-2009, 09:58 AM   #37
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Might not be the best, but some of them:
Heavy RAW post processing (underexposed for highlights, pulled shadows):
Another one:

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01-03-2009, 10:22 AM   #38
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I can't say that this is the best, but it is MY favorite.

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Ooh, just in general, some nice work here.

I'll try and put my kit lens in play more as soon as my decent rear caps arrive: I've been afraid to carry more than one Pentax lens without them since I found the supplied pop-on cap loose in the bag just from walking across the street. (Before my 50 arrived, I shot a lot of rather boring test shots, apart from something I entered in a contest here.)

Does seem to be one of the nicer kit lenses out there, though.
01-03-2009, 11:55 AM   #40
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not the best, but one of my favorite -

01-03-2009, 12:16 PM   #41
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I have nothing recent, but here are a few that are a couple of years old. Frankly, The Pentax Kit lens kicks butt..Not like the toy my Wife's Nikon came with.

01-05-2009, 07:25 PM   #42
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Alberta Falls canyon, Rocky Mtn. Natl. Pk.

Heliphoto, your #2 shot leaves me speechless.

Here is one of mine:

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18-55 AL II

Perhaps not my best, but a favorite. At the same time I think it tends to show some of the issues this lens can have... I got a lot of chromatic aberrations that needed post processing here...

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Here's one of my best shots with MK1:
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best shot for the kit

hey guys,

the only shot i got in the pentax photo gallery is from the kit lens...

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