how good is the kit 18-55 lens? enough to get me by for a few months?

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how good is the kit 18-55 lens? enough to get me by for a few months?
Mar 16, 2010

sorry. i know this is a dumb question. but im ordering my a500 thursday from crutchfield. and due to budget constraints i had to pass on the 55-200mm lens. how good is the 18-55? im really new to all this. and i know it really depends on what i shoot. right now im using it just to shoot my children and doing just potrait pics, maybe some pics of my dogs. I know this summer i want to take some soccer pics, but by summer im hoping to have the 55-200mm lens... I guess to make long story short, am I gonna get alot of use out of the base lens to tie me over for now? are there alot of pics to be had with an 18-55 mm lens? I hear most people use the 55-200 but just wondering how well the kit lens will do...sorry about the dumb question....now go ahead and blast...LOL

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