Really!As I bought the 55-250IS along with the XSI, I never respected the KIT lens (18-55IS) and hardly used it for any shooting. But recently when I went to the meetup group of Southbay Photography group, I saw a photographer show off his work which was done using this KIT lens and I was clearly impressed. From then on, particularly when I travelled to Anaheim and Disneyland, I used it exclusively. The result is I use it now regularly.
The above rose was captured during one of my walkarounds. I really loved the result - it is now hanging on my living room wall.
18-55IS at 55mm
f/5.6 (I couldn't go to f/4.0 as I was already at 55mm)
ISO: 100 (lowest, it was a bright sunny day)