For those of you who do not know, i had/have a Canon 18-55mm kit lens which is infamous because of its non-functional autofocus and er.....quite not sharp images.
In fairness, i bought my camera (1000D) and the lens attached both used. The AF never worked. Later on i bought the amazingly-sharp 50mm f/1.8 prime and that changed my world. While the prime lens changed my world it presented some huge compositional problems and my feet became the zoom mechanism. This mechanism has been working but alas, i got busted.
Taking group shots became very nasty. Indoor photography in really small venues are almost impossible. Now i am sure i need a wide angle lens. My low budget does not permit me to buy the luxurious variants. What i think of automatically is the Canon 18-55mm kit lens 3.5-5.6. Yep, the type that came with my 1000D.
The 18mm end is sufficient for what i need in a wide angle.
My concern is that, does this lens produce sharp images? At what f/number is it really known to excel?
I have a Nissin 622mk ii flash(in case that helps the argument). Is the AF decent?
Final question: should i buy this lens.
I had this lens but i never enjoyed AF on it neither did it give me good images(at the time though, my technique and knowledge was drastically poorer then(i could only shoot auto or P and DoF, manual mode etc sounded like complex numerical analysis to a humanities major). Unlike now that i'm on CiC)
Waiting to hear from you. Thanks.