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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There is a hundred years old brick chimney, 40m tall, in one small village in southern Bohemia. My friends just repair it, because it is beautiful industrial monument. This foto is taken from the chimney underground just in the moment of "hot metalic rain", when my friend fixed broken cramps with the electric welder.
Submitted: Wednesday, 21st December, 2011 08:56 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 17th May, 2010
Focal length: 18 mm
Shutter speed: 8 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Notes: I took my old kit lens in case of falling hot iron from above. It alive in perfect condition although it catched some sparks...
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