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

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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

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

What Digital Camera
30 March 2011
  • Summary: With an on-the-street price of around £600 this is a lovely zoom that focuses quickly and stabilises images wonderfully – its downsides are minor in comparison with these strengths.
  • Pros: Excellent handling and IS system
  • Cons: Drop-off in MTF curves
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REVIEW: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

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.
  • 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.
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Expert Review

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.
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Overall 8

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

The Digital Picture
9 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Is the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Overall 8

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

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

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.
  • 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 7
Value for money 7
Overall quality 7
Build quality 7

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

29 October 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS is certainly a desirable lens ... if you can get a good one (ours had a bit of QC issue). The resolution is generally very good from 15-50mm whereas you should expect some border softness at 85mm.
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Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM teszt

10 April 2011
  • Summary: A cikk címe tulajdonképp lehetett volna „Klasszikusok puha kötésben” is. A Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM ugyanis kis számolgatás után a - ma már – klasszikus EF 28-135 és EF 24-105 objektívek mutáns kisöccseként is felfogható.
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