'Abusing' my Kit Lens

by Eyre Austero 2. April 2010 18:13

     One of the problems commonly faced by newbies in photography is what we call the Gear Acquisition Syndrome (a.k.a. GAS)--or is it just me. Barely two and a half months since I purchased my DSLR camera and after  having only taken about a thousand shots with it (mostly fireworks), here I am now itching to buy the next accessories for my camera. Indeed, it looks like I'm now nearly afflicted with GAS.

     Luckily for me, I've managed to hold it at bay. While seeking for answers in photography forums such as DPP, Pipho, DPReview as to what to buy next (prime lens or flash), I came to realize that the answer is not simple and that it is actually only me who can best answer my own question. The general concensus is that, I first have to know the type of photography that I like most doing before I can make informed choices as to what gears to buy next.

    So here I am now; starting to 'abuse' (i.e. maximize) my kit lens; trying to figure out the focal lengths that I use most of the time; the type of photography that I like most doing; learning more about proper exposure, composition, lighting ;and many more.  Who knows, I might after all not be needing more than what the kit lens offer--although I very much doubt this. Hehehe...

    Here are some of my random shots taken using the kit lens. I'll be updating this post whenever I come across something interesting.


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Sheila Republic of the Philippines
03/04/2010 04:37:48 #

nice shots, kuya! my fave, the first photo.. beautiful sunset.. :)

Jhem Republic of the Philippines
03/04/2010 19:50:12 #

'Abusing' my Kit Lens -- very well said sir. Keep shooting! :)

Eyre Republic of the Philippines
04/04/2010 01:23:24 #

Thanks for visiting my blog sir Jhem.  To get the most out of the kit lens, I'm also now trying to figure out its sweet spot.  The more I shoot, the more data I can gather, and the closer I will be to this goal.:)

yokser United States
11/04/2010 10:16:34 #

BEAUTIFUL SHOTS.. !! I like it.

Cynthia United States
22/04/2010 05:35:58 #

The Gear Acquisition Syndrome is specific not only for photo beginners but for almost everybody, we women call it simple shopping, and it is fun.

Sheila Republic of the Philippines
03/05/2010 08:36:46 #

Kuya, I love the new pictures you included in the collection. I love the sunflower pictures! :)

Sheila Republic of the Philippines
03/05/2010 08:54:21 #

I love the oble+sunset pic, too! GREAT shots! ^-^

Joanna S
Joanna S Republic of the Philippines
13/06/2010 08:36:37 #

Hello :) I hope you don't mind, but I used one of your Oble photos in a Devwork/wallpaper I did recently. Of course, I credited you for it.

Here's the link :)

I love your shots! :)

Eyre Republic of the Philippines
15/06/2010 05:33:15 #

Thanks for visiting my blog Joanna. It's good to see one of my photos transformed into a nice wallpaper. :)

miami photographer
miami photographer United States
27/06/2010 07:59:11 #

I absolutely love the 2nd shot. The one with the statue of the man. Great perspective! Time to get my kit lens out and play:)

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