Post your Pics from a Kit Lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by danelkins, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Not sure if we have this thread yet but I have been really liking what I can get from my kit 14-140mm lens. There are lots of forums with primes and f2.8 (or faster) lenses, adapted and such. I have seen some amazing images from others using 14-42 and other kit lenses and thought we should have a spot for all these kit lens shots to come together. TreeTop.
     
  2. MiniMeApple.
    P14-140
     
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  3. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

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  4. comment23

    comment23 Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    That's one classy kit lens album!
     
  5. I had seen a couple of your Infinity Bridge pics and hoped you would get in on this thread. Beautiful images!
     
  6. kwido

    kwido Mu-43 Rookie

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    Taken with O 14-42 , processed in LR + Nik sharpener pro
    492636-7f8fbd133b0fa7e8f742a91457f4949b.
     
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  7. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus loser Subscribing Member

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    Does Oly 12-40 f/2.8 count as a kit lens or Panny 20mm f/1.7?
     
  8. kwido

    kwido Mu-43 Rookie

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    Don't think so , first is PRO and second is prime ...
     
  9. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus loser Subscribing Member

    Nov 16, 2010
    But both are/have been sold in a kit...
     
  10. kwido

    kwido Mu-43 Rookie

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    feel free to add some photos ., it is photo forum ;-)
     
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  11. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    the 12-50 was the kit lens on my E-M5

    I liked it a lot

    there is an album of shots here

    Oly 12-50

    and a couple of shots from that set

    7789091440_30078b2390_b. P8140240 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    7777116540_56b76a29ff_b. P7280001 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    a damn fine lens that I used a couple of weeks ago to shoot this video on an e-m1



    Its not about the gear its about your eye and the final image

    K
     
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  12. lchien

    lchien Mu-43 Regular

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    Are the P14-140 and O14-150 mm lenses even considered "kit lenses"?
    I know there is no official designation of "kit lenses" but I think the general definition is a moderate zoom length of about 3:1 and a wide to short tele (like MFT 14-42)or a short tele to medium tele (like MFT 40-150) length, and a low price (retailing $200 but often offered in 1-2 lens kit promotions where you buy a body and get a lens or two for free or $100 extra each).

    The 10:1 zooms from Oly (14-150) and Pana (14-140 with OIS) are much costlier about $500-600 and longer zoom than usual and not offered in kit promotions so I don't think they necessarily fit the "kit lens" description.
     
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  14. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

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    To me a kit lens is something that comes in the box when you buy a camera... to me bundled lenses probably don't qualify.

    kit lenses have a bad reputation because they are seen as being built down to a price and therefore are inferior...Maybe they are relative to to spending a lot more money on primes and better zooms.

    But at the end of the day if you can't take an interesting image with a kit zoom, its highly doubtful that buying more expensive lenses will solve that problem.

    On the other hand, if you are confident in your images from the kit lens and have a clearer understanding on where you wish to go photographically, then by all means open your wallet

    :)

    K
     
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  15. w00cash666

    w00cash666 Mu-43 Regular

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    w00cash666 Mu-43 Regular

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  17. Julia

    Julia Mu-43 Veteran

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    EM5 + 12-50
    I only liked the 12-50 for its macro capabilities and for its weather sealing, but the over image quality was not something I loved. Still, out of the hundreds of images I took, I did have a few keepers and this is one of my favorites:

    30876023514_35e65a4e23_b. Lago Maggiore Vacation by Julia, on Flickr
     
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  18. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    image quality.?.. IQ? ....please explain what you mean... Sharpness? Distortion? or some other magical aspect

    This is my biggest bugbear with photo forums...everybody moans about the equipment...yes a 300/500/1000/3000 dollar lens will be better in all parameters.... but it wont make you a better photographer... it may open up opportunities to take photos you couldn't take with a kit lens, but if you don't have the basic photography skills you are probably wasting your money

    K
     
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  19. Hypilein

    Hypilein Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    My P20 came in the same box as the camera as it was an official Panasonic kit (it has its own product code aswell). I bought it because I felt that it would be a more useful lens long term. Same with Panasonic's super zoom lens which they offer as a kit lens.

    I agree though, that for the purpose of this thread only the standard zooms with slow apertures should qualify.
     
  20. 2112

    2112 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    E-M5 mkII & 12-50mm

    P2250022.
     
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