Do Wonders with your Kit Lens – An Overview about 18-55mm

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This time we give you an article on how to create stunning images with your kits lens. Yes that 18-55mm lens which many of us must have underestimated lens.
One should think why the manufactures has given this range of 18-55 to start with, and then we realise this is almost what our human eye is capable of seeing and visualising the optimum range for any person to view across.

And yes of course, there are numerous better lenses across, but to start with, on your Photography Journey + with your very first attempt on a DSLR, this lens can do wonders. Believe me the 18mm at the wider side, should be optimum for landscapes and some environmental portraits too. An easier walkaround lens, very compatible, no pain in changing lenses, very good optical quality to start with, makes this lens a super combination with your DSLR.

Before you get your hands on a 50mm or some expensive lenses, always try to get the maximum from yours loyal Kitlens.

An Overview about 18-55mm Kit Lens

Why Should I Use an 18-55mm Kit Lens?

  • Begginer’s Lens: Due to the amount of control it offers, this light weight lens instills great discipline and helps you improve your skills.
  • Cost: When you buy a New DSLR Camera, this Kit lens will come with most affordable cost.
  • Convenience: It barely takes up space in your camera bag, and is extremely lightweight.
  • Optical Quality: Despite its low price, it is optically superb due to its simple design.
  • Versatility: From portraits to street, macros to landscapes, the 18-55mm can be used for a number of subjects.

Some Inspiring Photos captured with 18-55mm Kit Lens

Below we are giving examples captured by Ashok Saravanan with his Nikkor 18-55mm Kit Lens. Please check his Photo Stream for more inspiring photos.

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Do Wonders with your Kit Lens - By Ashok Saravanan

Conclusion

Nothing happens when you sit at home and think about gear. Every time carry your camera shoot what ever you feel interest. You can make wonders with Kit Lens too.

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  1. Sudharshun says:

    stunning !!

  2. Mohamed rafi says:

    Very informative Asohk sir Thanks for sharing…

  3. Prabhu says:

    Hello Ashok,
    Great examples.Really useful for beginners.Even some time i thought i have to use some other lens than 18-55mm.Thank you so much for the post

  4. Guru says:

    Fantastic and inspiring

  5. Rajagopalan Sarangapani says:

    marvelous & these photos stands as an example for lot of beginners on the usage of 18-55mm

  6. swarat says:

    amazing stuff love seeing you work Ashok :)

  7. srinivas says:

    Thala..One more fantastic post. You have proved that it’s u and not the lens/camera. “Vallavanuku Pullum..” How true..

  8. ahmed suhel says:

    me Also use cit lanes so I get lots of good picture which is very popular more lenses I have but my choice is my cit lanes ….

  9. Muralidharan Alagar says:

    Cool collection with Kit!
    Keep inspiring Ashok!

  10. Rajan says:

    Stunning images ana…. Love PhOtograph … An inspiration

  11. Kalandihi says:

    The one man who has used 18-55 to its fullest…

  12. Yuvaraj k says:

    Marvelous Thala!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Wow these are really inspiring images! A good example for those of us who always whine about not having this or that lens – limitations in equipment can even bring your creativity to the next level!

  14. Rohan says:

    I totally agree.. In fact all my shots are taken by a D3100+18-55 VR combo. I would love to contribute a few to showcase the “Standard kit lens” which is mostly under rated by most.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/visionary_rohan/

  15. Anil says:

    It would have been good if the raw photo was posted. All of these photos are enhanced/edited to a certainly good extend making it difficult for a viewer to understand the optical quality of the lens. It would have been better if the author had posted photos which mention different focal length, a good example for landscape, a good example for a macro, a portrait, a group etc.

  16. Thanks for telling me that last line. :P

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