Got some diopters to play with macro photography... too bad they were 52mm filter size and I don't have any lenses that fit that (sold the 50 because I never use that FL). So, I borrowed an 18-55 kit lens. It was beat up, non IS and had a filter glued on. I stacked 3 Hoya diopters (+1, +2 and +4 I believe) and shot away. No flash was used. I'm sure I would have gotten much better pictures if I had a better lens on, but it worked! These were my favorites after 15 minutes of shooting. Just goes to show that cheap doesn't mean you can't take pictures. 30d+18-55 kit+cheap light kit box reflectors. Shot with very little natural light. I want to buy an 18-55 IS kit since I've heard such great things. My only concern is that it would look out of place in a bag full of big white lenses! No modifications were made to the photos other then cropping the horizontal one (too much junk around, so its not as sharp now ) Basic USM and curves used of course.