Bokeh with 18-55mm f3.5-5.6

Started May 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
c.hammett Forum Pro • Posts: 12,093
Re: The Taj with most any lens !

Fierygohan wrote:

Hi guys,

I would like to know whether I will be possible to get good bokeh with the kit lens.

And also I will be soon visiting the Taj Mahal at Agra, would de kit lens be good for such shots.

Thanks in advance


I don't have the SL1 or kit lens (yet) , but am seriously considering it as a backup to my 7D and G1X, the latter being used mostly now due to some joint replacement surgery in my wrists.  I thught I'd mention that we were in India in 2005, and at that time I had my 10D with the old faithful 28-135 IS, and my little G3.

I got gorgeous images of the Taj with both cameras, but my best image (almost no people to clutter up the look !), was with the little G3.  I even had it enlarged and printed (commercially) at 13 x 16 and it is gorgeous, matted and framed !  Frankly, barring a lot of crowds,  think you could take beautiful pictures of the Taj with any lens !!!   We saw the Taj at dawn, as it emerged from the mist, and changed colors with the atmospheric changes, thus the opportunity to get many different impressions.

Here is the link to some India  pictures, and on the 5th row,  you will see 4 pictures of the Taj.  The EXIF gives camera data.   Have fun...


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