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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:02 am 
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First off this is my first post and I want to say thank you to Gordon. I found your review videos on Utube very helpful and I hope you are able to grow this website to include many more reviews.

A little about my photographic background: I used to shoot on a Minolta X-700 manual focus camera until the film advance shaft broke on it. I then got a digital point and shoot and pretty much loss interest in photography until just recently when I got a Canon Rebel XT. I bought it body only and got the 50mm 1.8 and the 18-55 IS lens that I’m posting pictures here now.

(all images are iso100 except for the dog photo which was iso400)


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4sec f11 zoomed out from 47mm to ~24mm on tripod with IS-off

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5/10sec f5.6 55mm hand held with IS-on

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25sec F32 55mm IS-off on tripod

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1/20" f22 21mm IS-on

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1/25" f32 55mm IS-on

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1/30" f4.5 24mm IS-on

I love this lens especially for the money. I used to have a Quantaray 35-80mm f4-5.6 which should be similar to this with the 1.6 crop, but this can do so much more with the IS and it is so much more sharp. I would suggest that anyone considering an entry-level Canon dslr with the kit lens to buy the body only and get this lens instead. The extra $100US is well worth it.


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Don't really like that CA.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:22 am 
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Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 3.2
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 100

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 320

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 100

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 1/2500 sec
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 49 mm
ISO Speed: 100

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:12 pm 
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I found it hard to get the flower stem in focus, but macro is possible, as proven in other results.

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Canon EOS 500D ~ ISO 800 ~ 1/100 ~ F/5.6 (above image)

Here's another macro shot, this one is slightly better, but I believe that if I used a tripod, different settings, and a different lens, I could have achieved better results, but these images are just to prove that it can provide macro images.

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Canon EOS 500D ~ ISO 800 ~ 1/125 ~ F/9 (above image)

Here is a general all round image, with no intended shallow depth of field

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Canon EOS 500D ~ ISO 400 ~ 1/150 ~ F/14 (above image)

All images are shot hand held with image stabalisation (IS Switch) turned on

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Using Macro mode, yes admittedly I took the easy route this time :D

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Canon EOS 500D ~ F/5.6 ~ 1/125 ~ ISO 100

The depth of field could have been a tad more controlled.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:52 pm 
The 18-55mm is the little kit lens that could!

Here's a couple of my shots on a 50D. (Click for link to my measly non-pro Flickr stream to see them 1024 wide).

f/5 1/500sec ISO100 45mm
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Same shot as above, 100% crop
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The noisy cricket? This guy was about 1cm long, and had a distinct preference for the other side of his twig (relative to my lens). Shot is 50% crop.
f/7.1 1/160sec ISO400 55mm
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Hello snixtor, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum!
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Nice samples you posted here. Show the kind of bokeh you can expect from this lens.
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