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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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Default Original kit lens pincushions

I have a Canon EOS Digital Rebel. My $500 kit included an 18-55mm Canon lens with stabilization & auto-focus. I'm pleased with the lens except for the fact that it has severe pin cushion effects.

Who makes an equivalent zoom lens for Canon that has the same features but is flat-field corrected (or at least doesn't pincushion so visibly)?

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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Neither SLRGear.com nor PhotoZone.de indicate that they found significant pincushion distortion in the the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens.

I think it's possible that you may have a faulty lens. Can you go to a good camera store and try another lens on your body?
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I'll do that. Thanks.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 1:51 PM   #4
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the 18-55 is quite a good lens for a kit one can you post and example
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 2:20 PM   #5
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G'day CC

Just as a 2nd thought - for the camera shop staff - if you carefully photograph a subject showing the distortion you're concerned about and take a decent-zized print with you, then you'll have something to 'show-&-tell' and fully explain your concerns. Some shop staff do not understand ....

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Just to second the other posters here- the Canon kit lens is optically pretty decent- and you might have a dodgy unit..?
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