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Old Jun 28, 2007, 7:10 AM   #1
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I have come to respect the kit lens more and more as a walkabout, light and versatile piece of glass. Although I have the 50/1.4, which is a sublime lens, the range of the kit glass, and it's quality of image never ceases to impress those that see the results.
But will this simple example impress you fussy lot? :-) If not, please critique!
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 7:23 AM   #2
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Hi,

What is to Critique? The kit lens is as good as any other lens out there. You just have to learn its sweey spots and quirks. ;D

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Old Jun 28, 2007, 7:26 AM   #3
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Nice shot and beautifu water reflection.

What had just fallen in the water (white building reflection) or did you toss a pebble?

In good light the Kit is a great lens.
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 9:23 AM   #4
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Nice shot and beautifu water reflection.

What had just fallen in the water (white building reflection) or did you toss a pebble?

In good light the Kit is a great lens.
A fish broke surface just as I shot, and disturbed the water. But it was still the most balanced picture - the light was changing fast - so I kept it.
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 10:58 AM   #5
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That is a really beautiful shot. I agree that the kit lens is a keeper but you won't find too many people here that need convincing, the kit lens has a very good reputation for its low cost.

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Old Jun 28, 2007, 11:01 AM   #6
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That is a really beautiful shot. I agree that the kit lens is a keeper but you won't find too many people here that need convincing, the kit lens has a very good reputation for its low cost.
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I concur
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 12:48 PM   #7
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And your composition is right on, too. Did you enhance color contrast in PP, or was it just clean air?
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That's a terrific composition, the viewer is drawn right down the waterway, almost giving a sensation of movement in a perfectly captured still image.
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Beautiful shot, rich colour, nice composition, really exceptional.

I no longer get to use the kit lens unless I steal it from my wife Annette. She always liked longer lenses but after using the kit lens for a while she is now a devoted wide angle fan. Perhaps I can use that to get that 14mm... Naw...

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Old Jun 28, 2007, 10:08 PM   #10
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And your composition is right on, too. Did you enhance color contrast in PP, or was it just clean air?
Lightly sharpened in Elements, and resized, nothing else. Just clean air, nice light, and good luck. Thanks for all the much appreciated comments!
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