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Old Sep 18, 2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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What will I find myself saying I need another lens for?
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 12:04 PM   #2
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What will I find myself saying I need another lens for?
The kit lens only has telephoto zoom out to 55mm (82.5 film quiv.) which is only around a 3X (three power) zoom in digicam terms. It all depends on the type of photos you want to take. But for me, I already know I want more "reach" than that. My next purchase will be a 75-300mm telephoto lens for sports and candid shots.
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 12:17 PM   #3
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Right now, I don't find myself taking alot of shots of objectsthat are very close or very far, so I assume it would be ok. How about the sensitivity to light and fast moving subjects, does the lens have anything to do with that or is that all the body's job?
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 12:23 PM   #4
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Right now, I don't find myself taking alot of shots of objectsthat are very close or very far, so I assume it would be ok. How about the sensitivity to light and fast moving subjects, does the lens have anything to do with that or is that all the body's job?
There are other peopleon here who know much more about that than me. I'm a beginner too. I'm thinking those issues are a combination of the camera's features, and the lens used.
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 12:38 PM   #5
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I appreciate both your assistance and your honesty
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 12:47 PM   #6
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As some reviews say, it is one of the best in its class. Yet it does have a lot of vignette at 18mm (see photo).

Depending on your shooting style, there are tons of reasons to want more.
Some call that LBA, some bare necessity :-)
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 12:56 PM   #7
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Thanks DigitalAddict! What is Vignette?

Answers.com defines it as: "Camera lens covering that will fade off the edges or background of a camera shot." So, I take it that the edges of this shot look faded? I don't see that though. Could you describe how your example picture exhibits this?
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 1:01 PM   #8
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It is noticable in the upper corners of the posted image. See how the corners are a little darker? That's vignetting. Depending on subject matter it can be seen in lower corners as well. It's still a good lens for a kit lens.
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 1:06 PM   #9
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The picture was heavily compressed to meet the file size limit for posting.

Here is a better crop (I do not have the full size with me):

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I think I see it now, is it how the sky looks darker on the upper-left and upper-right corners?
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