Why are kit lens' pictures like P&S?

Started Dec 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
Bart Hickman Veteran Member • Posts: 7,256
It isn't the lens...

Crappy composition is the main hallmark of a "P&S" image IMO.  Another is overexposure which is exacerbated by the lower DR of a P&S, but a good photographer can partly compensate for this.  Another is not using a polarizer (mainly landscape stuff).  Yet another is a strong flash from the camera.

I would argue all of the above are really the photographers fault.

Obviously the lens is partly to blame because kit lenses tend to cover the same F/L range as a P&S. But, frankly, a lot of shots taken with primes between 18 and 55mm look like they might as well have come from a P&S IMO.


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