January 21, 2014

How to improve the performance** of your Canon 18-55mm kit lens*

Most entry level DSLRs come with a lens that does an alright job for most tasks. They are great starter lenses as they cover a large zoom range and are both light and cheap. After a while, your skills may advance past the level of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm and want a better, faster lens. Canon's professional "L" series of lenses cost upwards of $1000 - excluding the ef 70-200mm f/4 - and are out of the price range of many consumers. Here's how to improve your kit lens to "L" glass quality**.

Here's what you will need:
1. Red paint
2. Masking tape
3. A paint brush
4. Cheap kit lens

Step 1:

Mask off the lens around the sliver ring

Step 2:

Paint the silver ring with red paint

Step 3:


Here's a comparison of the image quality before and after the mod

*[blank]'s universe and it's affiliates are not liable for any damages caused while performing any of these modifications

**This guide will not increase the performance of the lens in anyway whatsoever

Martin Tam is an editor and the Director of Video Production at [blank]’s Universe. He is also a technology enthusiast that particularly enjoys computers and photography. He enjoys breaking things and sleeping in his spare time.