This was the basic kit lens that came with my Canon 1100D camera. Note it is the image stabilisation version. It was going to have to do as my budget didn’t stretch far enough for any wider or more specialist lenses. It was a Canon so it had to be OK right?
Suffice to say that paired with the 1100D it worked very well. I did feel a bit limited by its 18-55mm zoom range especially at the short end. when trying to fit in all those tall buildings(mosques and temples as well as some very tall spires I kept losing the tops or the corners. I found myself constantly fighting to get the whole thing in without standing forty yards away and losing the details. Not forgetting of course the Dvarza Craters in Turkmenistan. In hindsight I wish I had gone for a super wide angle lens when I did this trip.
Not just because I was unable to repeat the journey again, but for all the amazing angles of view I now know I would have got. I guess you live and learn.
Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with this lens at all, it’s light weight, smooth and reasonably sharp in the kinds of situations (bright daylight) I was using it. I would have just liked something wider and sharper.