Cheap, but effective: Your Consumer Kit Lens

Challenge #5 in the Unpretentious series. Hosted by emccrory.
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My Canon EF-S 18-55 IS kit lens is the epitome of "unpretentious"! It does not have a red stripe, it is small, it is (essentially) free, and it takes entirely acceptable (and sometimes beautiful) pictures.

Submit your best picture taken with a consumer-quality kit lens. I define "Kit Lens" as your manufacturer's lowest-price, consumer quality zoom lens that includes the "normal" focal length (50mm for full-frame; approx 30mm for APC-C, 25 mm for 4/3's, etc.). See below.

Just because your lens was bundled with your body does not mean it qualifies--I own a Canon 7D, and when I bought it, the standard "kit" included the far-better-than-consumer-quality EF-L 24-70 f2.8 (which I could not, and cannot, afford). (For example, no Canon "L" lens or Nikkor "D" lenses qualify.)

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Taken on a walk on JAnuary 1st. When we started it had minus 22 degrees there and I took alon just the body and the 18-55WR kit lens under my jacket. After taking some shots within maybe 10minutes carrying the camera in my hands I tried to use the flash. The first shot was fine but with te second flash release the camera died instantly. So I carried it under my jaqcket for half an hour again and expected the worst - electronic collateral, humidity in lens and camera - but when the sun came out and the tempreature went up to 'only' minus 10 degrees, everything worked fine again - with the kit lens and camera.
Submitted: Saturday, 17th December, 2011 10:24 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 1st January, 2011
Focal length: 28.13 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 125
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