Zoom – wideangle
Used at 18mm the Canon 18-135mm IS kit lens is able to fit plenty in the frame, although it does produces some notable barrel distortion. This isn’t quite so noticeable in this image as the vertical lines of the building are closer to the centre of the frame. The next image demonstrates it more clearly.
(1/125sec @ f/8, ISO 100, 18mm, AWB)
Zoom – telephoto
At 135mm the 18-145mm kit lens has produced an image displaying good levels of sharpness and detail. There is, under close examination, some unwanted purple fringing in the windows.
(1/100sec @ f/8, ISO 100, 135mm, AWB)
Using the ‘Landscape’ Picture Style has increased the vibrancy of both the cherry blossom and the blue sky behind it, with fairly pleasing results.
(1/640sec @ f/8, ISO 200, 53mm, AWB)
Even with the sensitivity cranked up to ISO 3200, there is still plenty of detail visible when this image of a Chinese dragon is viewed at 100%
(1/100sec @ f/8, ISO3200, AWB)
Shot through a shop window, the bright display lights have fooled the 600D’s evaluative metering system here into slightly overexposing the image
(1/60sec @ f/5.6, ISO 800, 126mm, AWB)
The 600D’s 63-segment evaluative metering has performed well, with only some very minor highlight loss in some of the white-painted areas of the boat in direct sunshine.
(1/400sec @ f/8, ISO 200, 100mm, AWB)
Flowers and Statue
By selecting the A-Dep shooting mode we’ve asked the 600D to maximise the depth of field and yet it’s selected an aperture of just f/3.5. There’s also some nasty purple fringing on the edges of the statue that really need fixing in post production.
(1/500sec @ f/3.5, ISO 200, 18mm, AWB)
In this quick grab of a passing squirrel we’ve raised the ISO to compensate for using the zoom at its telephoto extreme, thereby ensure a fast enough shutter speed to keep the main subject sharp. With the Image Stabilisation feature of the kit lens switched on this has produced a good result.
(1/250sec @ f/5.6, ISO 500, 135mm, AWB)