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Questions tagged [kit-lens]

A "kit" lens is a lens included with a camera body at time of purchase.

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Pentax K-x with kit lenses problem producing sharp photos [duplicate]

Hey guys I have recently dug out old Pentax K-X with kit lenses, but I noticed I struggle with sharpness of the photos. No matter what settings I try I get my photos blurry when I crop it to make ...
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What is so special about the 18mm focal length in kit lenses?

Looking at this Wikipedia article, a huge portion of kit lenses start with 18mm For example: 18-55 18-70 18-135 18-200 Why?
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Is it sensible to not opt for the kit lens and instead go with Tamron 18-200mm DiII VC Zoom Lens? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of going with a Canon EOS 200D body or Nikon D5600 as my first DSLR and saving 40-50 bucks by not opting for the kit lens and putting the money on Tamron 18-200mm DiII VC Zoom Lens. My ...
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What are the details of the lens that comes with the Fuji X-T20?

I have been reading about the Fuji X-T20 camera and have been trying to find out the Focal length range of base lens which comes with camera but cannot trace it in specifications. Can someone guide ...
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Is Tamron 70-300mm lens gives more noisy picture than 18-55mm Nikon kit lens for same ISO?

I am new to photography and have recently purchased a Tamron 70-300mm Telezoom lens without VR. I understand that a 70-300mm lens is quite different to 18-55mm lens but I just was just checking the ...
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Is an 18-55 mm kit lens enough for a beginner? [duplicate]

I just bought a Canon EOS 200d or sl2 with single kit STM lens (18-55mm) . Is it enough for a beginner? Or should I also a buy 55-250mm lens now? If yes, then shall I buy IS ii lens or STM? I want ...
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First full frame with Canon 24-105 f4 kit or 70-200 f2.8

I am interested in wedding photography. I currently have a 50mm f1.8 lens. I am going to purchase my first full-frame camera soon. I can only afford one lens right now, so I need to decide between ...
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Should i get a new kit lens for my 450D or a new body with kit lens altogether? [duplicate]

I recently broke my kit lens for my 450D and have been looking into replacements. At the moment i have a 55-250 mm objective as my primary objective since it is all i have at the moment. My question ...
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Will a mid-range wide-angle lens open up creative possibilities for landscape, when I already have a kit zoom?

I am still new and finding interest in landscape photography. I have a Nikon D90 with the 18-105mm kit lens. I have been playing with it for some time. My question is: will any mid-range wide angle ...
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How can I get a blurred background with a kit lens? [duplicate]

How can I take a image with blur background? I am a new photographer but its no my profession, its my passion. If someone know about this then tell me.
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Nikon 18-55: fix shifted focus range

Short version After an attempt to fix a broken Nikon 18-55 VR, the focus range has shifted. Now it focuses from very close to to maybe 30 cm beyond the lens, but not to infinity. How can I fix this?...
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Will I get the same result if I use 18-55mm lens at 55mm (full zoom) and 55-200mm lens at 55mm (no zoom), if not, then why?

I have just started learning photography.I am trying to understand lenses. my question is "Will I get the same result if I use 18-55mm lens at 55mm (full zoom) and 55-200mm lens at 55mm (no zoom), if ...
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Can I photograph a meteor shower with a Nikon 18-55mm kit lens?

As the Perseid Meteor Shower is due in few days, I am researching about methods and techniques of how to photograph the meteors. This is going to be my first astrophotography ever. My equipment is a ...
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Will stacking two 10-stop ND filters let me get a wider aperture, like f/8, for long exposures?

Currently I am using a Hoya ProND 1000, 58mm ND filter on a Canon EF-S 18-55mm kit lens for long exposure photography during the daytime. But even after using this filter, I can't use wider apertures ...
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18-55 VRII or 35mm 1.8 for Nikon D3300 [duplicate]

I own a 18-55 kit lens for my Nikon D3300. i plan to sell it and buy a 35mm 1.8 prime lens. will it worth. i think there is no much difference in focal range of the both
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Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?

I am on the edge of investing in the Sony a6000. The reason I keep straying away is the fact that people seem to hate the kit lens. I can't afford much more than either the kit lens or the body and a ...
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Is a kit lens capable enough to take snaps at engagement event? [closed]

I have a Canon 600D with twin kit lenses (EF-S 18-55 IS II & EF-S 55-250 IS II). Can I take snaps with it at engagement event? If yes, then what settings should I stick to?
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Blurry Pictures with Nikon D3100 18-55mm lens

I take pictures of horses. A lot of times, the pictures turn out blurry (especially the legs of the horses.) I am trying to figure out what is going wrong, but I can't quite put my finger on it. If ...
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effective 12 megapixel in Nikon kit lens

I have nikon d3300. it have 24.2 mega pixel sensor but some where i read that kit lens have only 12 mega pixel effective but the actual resolution of image is 24MP. My question: 1.what is blocking ...
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Why is my aperture limited to less than the maximum even in manual mode? [duplicate]

Equipment: Nikon D7000 with a 18-105mm lens that comes with it. Level of photographer: novice I've read that the aperture levels change depending on focus. Is there any way in manual mode to stop ...
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DSLR with a basic lens only?

I am thinking about getting a DSLR (either save a little and get a Nikon D3300 or get a Nikon D5500 — I really like the vary angle LCD thing and the fact it's lighter and has wifi built in... just ...
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Should I buy a Nikon D3300 kit? [duplicate]

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate question, I've plowed through the dupe suggestion list and I couldn't find anything specifically aimed towards the Nikon D3300. I've always been interested in taking ...
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How to set up an object for blur photography in domestic environment?

I am having a Nikon D5300 with 18-55 VR lens. As this tutorial shows, it shows how to shoot portraits with blurred background. But, the background is located far off from the subject. Can I somehow ...
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Does this test chart show that my kit lens front focused?

I just bought me a Nikon D7100 with 18-140 kit lens. When I used focus test chart page 18 to test my camera and lens I got one of following result at 35mm/f4.2. I used Nikon's ViewNX2 to open the raw ...
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What are the advantages and disdvantages of the Canon 18-55 IS MKII vs IS STM kit lenses?

I'm trying to figure out the difference between the IS MKII lens and the IS STM lens. Specifically, I am looking at the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. On that Amazon page, there are three options;...
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What is difference between Canon EF-S 18-55 mm IS and EF-S 18-55 mm IS II lenses?

What are physical differences between both to spot on the sight? Other than that, what are technical differences?
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Low light photography with lens limitation

I was trying to take some pictures of the city night sky light with my Nikon D90 with its kit lens. Below are the settings I tried while taking pictures: F-Stop: 22 Mode: Manual I also tested with ...
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Would I get more benefit from buying a new lens to go with a new camera body?

Our family has had a Nikon D70 for years that has seen many holidays and produced lots of good photos. The camera is getting a bit old and unreliable at times, with occasional card issues, and ...
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Nikon D5000 with 18-55mm VR lens producing blur and below par images

I am a beginner to the photography on DSLR. I have started with VR 18-55mm kit lens and its been not at all satisfactory till now. All the images I have taken till now are blurry. I have checked with ...
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Why are my photos not crisp?

I use a Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D) with the kit lens. I have experimented a lot with different settings and modes, but I feel like I have wasted many good shots that could have looked amazing, if only ...
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I dropped my Nikon 18-55 lens — can I fix it? [duplicate]

The camera fell on the floor and now I can't turn it to 18mm, its stuck on 55mm and only moves 1/2 inch when I try to turn it. Anyway I can fix it?
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What is a standard kit lens?

I know what a kit lens is, but I am wondering what a standard kit lens is. There is a post for what a kit lens is, but I couldn't find a post on standard kit lenses. Standard or normal, in general, is ...
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Differences between canon 17-85mm and 18-55mm

I was given a 450d with a canon 17-85mm lens, it has USM and image stabilzing. It has always seemed okay to me but after a few years i have decided to upgrade to the 700d, which has now come with a ...
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What is a good approach to photographing the Northern Lights with a Canon 60D and kit lens? [duplicate]

I tried to photograph the Northern Lights last night with 60D, kit lens. I had never tried this before. I did figure out the M mode and took some pictures with nice green lights on a 10, 15, 20 and 30 ...
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Should I buy a dslr kit or body with separate lens? [duplicate]

I came across 2 reputable sites here in our country selling DSLRs. I wanted to buy a Nikon D90 kit with 18-55mm lens, cost 28,600. The other store sells the 18-55mm lens for 3,308. So it is ...
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As a photography beginner, should I spend more on a lens or settle for a low end model? [duplicate]

I'm new to photography. I'm looking at getting a mirrorless Olympus camera, and am at present selecting the lens to accompany it. There is a good deal available on a package including a camera body + ...
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What advantages does the Canon EF-S 18-55mm III have over the IS II version?

I was wondering if the Canon EF-S 18-55mm III lens had any advantages above the EF-S 18-55mm IS II, which has image stabilizing. The III seems to be a newer version, but hasn't got stabilizing. Will ...
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Zoom Lens suggestion for hobbyist photographer

I would like to purchase a DSLR. Please note that this is my first DSLR camera and I am a poor graduate student so I am foregoing almost 6 months of warm dinner to purchase this. I have decided to ...
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Is there something special about f/3.5-5.6?

The vast majority of the kit lenses sold with entry-level (or even upper entry-level) interchangeable lens cameras, tend to have an aperture range of f/3.5-5.6. This seems to be independent of whether ...
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Which aperture is the sharpest in the lens that come with Nikon d3100?

Wich aperture is the sharpest in the lens that come with Nikon d3100? I'm new to photograpy and I read about the "sharpest aperture" property that lenses have, but I read it changes depending on the ...
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I noticed high lens distortion with my kit lens; is this normal, and how to avoid this?

I recently bought a Sony NEX 5N with the standard 18-55mm lens kit and noticed today that it has a high lens distortion (see below). Enabling the option to suppress lens distortion in the setup did ...
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How much additional light does an f2.8 really let in?

I currently have the Nikon 18-55mm kit lens that came with my D3100, but I am looking for something that will let more light in among the entire focal range. I have been eyeing the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 ...
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Could skipping the 18-55mm kit lens with Rebel T3i be a foolish move, to replace it with a 50mm f/1.8? [duplicate]

I am planning to buy a canon Rebel T3i, the additional cost for including the 18-55mm kit lens is only around $50. But since I am on a tight budget, I was thinking about getting a 50mm f/1.8 instead, ...
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Why don't camera manufacturers offer pro bodies and pro lenses as a kit?

Why do camera manufacturers (Canon, for the sake of argument) not offer multiple types of "kits"? For example: 5d mkIII + 24-105 for $$ 5d mkIII + 24-70 F4L for $$ + $$ 5d mkIII + 24-70 f2.8 for $$ + ...
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Comparing PowerShot SX160 and EOS 1100-D [duplicate]

It may sound weird – we are trying to compare a point-and-shoot with a dSLR. Why? I already have a low priced auto-focus camera with 4x zoom. Now, my aim is to take decent shallow DoF photos. The ...
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upgrading from kit lens [duplicate]

Am bit new to DSLR .Interested in landscape My problem I feel kit lens came along with my 650D is not giving me sharper images.(Culprit might be myself) Budget problem for upgrading to Canon lens ...
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Why are so many kit-lenses parfocal if it's an expensive feature?

According to this answer, parfocal lenses (lenses that can zoom in/out without losing focus) are relatively rare and more expensive. However, the original poster's kit-lens is parfocal. Additionally,...
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D7000 Kit (18-55mm) or D7000 Kit (18-105)? or should I get a separate lens? [duplicate]

I'm no expert on cameras and lenses. Can you give me some pieces of advise on what to choose? If I buy the body and separate lens, what should I buy for a general purpose lens. Thank you in advance....
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Is it worth to buy Canon 650D with 18-55 IS? [duplicate]

Is it worth to buy Canon EOS 650D with 18-55 IS in a kit, or it is better to buy only body and other lens (something more universal 18-135 e.g.)?
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Zoom ring clicks after dropping my Canon 18-55mm IS II kit lens; what to do?

I recently dropped my Canon EOS 600D attached to the 18-55mm IS II lens inside the Canon camera bag from a height of 3ft, and the zoom ring after that is really tight, and I hear a clicking sound when ...