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Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

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REVIEW: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

photodo
21 September 2010
  • Conclusion: During testing, this lens has proved itself a capable successor to the popular EF-S 17-85mm IS USM. Although it has some flaws, it is capable of producing excellent results, so long as the limitations of the lens are taken into account. The lens handles well, is very sharp at most aperture and focal lengths, and the Image Stabiliser performs excellently.
  • Pros: Useful zoom range, Excellent sharpness at most apertures and focal lengths, Image Stabiliser, Good build quality
  • Cons: Distortion, Vignetting at 15mm, Flare and ghosting performance (no lens hood supplied)
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Tested: Canon 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6

Pop Photo
20 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Introduced last year, this extrawide zoom built for Canons with APS-C-sized sensors makes an attractive utility lens for the new EOS 60D or can serve as a wider, longer alternative to the Rebel kit lens. Canon’s widest EF-S zoom with image stabilization, it mirrors Nikon’s 16–85mm VR zoom and replaces Canon’s older 17–85mm IS.
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Overall 9
8.9
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

What Digital Camera
30 August 2010
  • Excerpt: With Image Stablisation, UD elements and an Ultrasonic Motor, is this feature-filled objective the perfect kit-lens replacement?
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Expert Review

photo.net
3 August 2010
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF-S 15-85/3.5-5.6 IS USM , ( compare prices ) ( review ) is an improvement over the lens it replaces, the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM , ( compare prices ). Image quality has been improved via the use of two additional aspheric elements and one UD element. The difference is most noticeable at the edges and corners of the image at wide angle settings, where the image is sharper and shows lower chromatic aberration.
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Overall 8
8.2

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM

Camera Labs
1 February 2010
  • Summary: A worthy successor to the EF-S 17-85mm IS USM, the new lens boasts a flexible walk-around range with wider-angle coverage equivalent to 24mm, a slightly brighter aperture when zoomed-out, very respectable optical quality (especially at 15mm), along with build quality that's as good as any non-L lens in the Canon catalogue. In short, if you're after a decent quality general-purpose zoom for a compatible EOS DSLR, look no further.
  • Pros: Flexible range including 24mm coverage., Sharp details into the corners., Quick and quiet USM AF with non-rotating barrel., Smooth manual focusing ring and distance window.
  • Cons: Poor vignetting with visible darkening in corners., Modest image stabilisation in our tests., Some creep between 24 and 50mm (actual)., As usual for a non-L lens, no hood supplied.
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Overall 10
10

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

The Digital Picture
9 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Like all Canon EF-S Lenses , the 15-85 IS mounts only to EF-S compatible Canon bodies - more specifically, only those with APS-C sized sensors. APS-C sensors have a FOVCF of 1.6x. Multiplying the 15-85's focal length range by 1.6x shows that the 15-85 mounted on an APS-C body will deliver a 35mm angle of view equivalent of 24-136mm. This focal length range completely encompasses and extends what I consider the general purpose range.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM

digicambuyer.co.uk
21 January 2013
  • Conclusion: The EF-S 15-85mm’s unusually wide zoom range and high optical quality make it a good match for high-end cameras like the EOS 50D and 7D.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

ePHOTOzine
11 April 2010
  • Summary: During testing, this lens has proved itself a capable successor to the popular EF-S 17-85mm IS USM. Although it has some flaws, it is capable of producing excellent results, so long as the limitations of the lens are taken into account.
  • Pros: Useful zoom range
  • Cons: Distortion, Vignetting at 15mm, Flare and ghosting performance (no lens hood supplied)
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EF-S 15-85 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

LensTip.com
25 January 2010
  • Conclusion: If you want to be mean, you can summarize this test in one sentence: “Oh, so it is possible!” That’s because you can now see what minimalism it was of Canon to release the 17-85 mm IS USM model, which right after its premiere was sold barely cheaper than now 15-85 mm. Back then, however, were no competitors and the company used it.
  • Cons: Large chromatic aberration at 15 mm and around the maximum aperture, Large distortion at the widest angle, Noticeable vignetting, Build quality at this price could be better, Poor standard equipment
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 9
8.5
Usability 9
9.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

PhotoReview
1 November 2009
  • Summary: A compact, high-quality 5.6x zoom lens with four-stop image stabilisation and a fast autofocus drive.The EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens is one of two lenses announced by Canon in September when details of the EOS 7D were revealed. It's offered with the 7D body in the Platinum kit and covers a wide-to-telephoto zoom range of roughly 5.6 times.
  • Pros: You want a high-resolution, general-purpose lens to match the 7D body., You'd like a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit polarisers and graduated filters., You want effective image stabilisation. Don't buy this lens if :, You require excellent flatness of field., You can't tolerate vignetting., You need close focusing and macro capabilities. IMATEST GRAPHS
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