I HAVE THE BEST LENS IN THE WORLD!
…and I believe everyone has one too.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G to me the best lens in the world. Yes, it ain’t a constant aperture zoom, which makes it a pain in low light. Yes, it does not go up to 500mm and enable me to shoot from half a kilometer away. Yes, I cannot shoot super wide angle with it, but it does the job.
No matter how good your lenses are, if you don’t know how to use them properly, defeats the purpose of the lens.
This lens is already four years old. I had its rubber zoom ring replaced last month. For the past four years, it has never failed me even once. For the past four years, from being a beginner to who I am now, it has stuck with me, creating beautiful photos time and time again.
This lens is simply the best. I don’t understand why people keep on buying lenses that they wouldn’t actually use in shooting everyday. I don’t understand why people always replace or get rid of their kit lens. Why would you replace this with something better, if this is already the best? How ironic life can be…
It is my wide, it is my telephoto. It is my pride and joy. If I am to shoot for the rest of my life with only one lens, I’d choose this one any day :)