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9.3 out of 10

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

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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 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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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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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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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 7
7.0

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

photozone.de
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. A weak spot of the lens is the amount of vignetting which is extreme at 15mm @ f/3.5. An edge shading of 1.94EV represents a new (negative) record here at PZ - the lens is somewhat underdesigned here obviously.
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Overall 7
6.7

Canon EF-S 3,5–5,6/15–85 mm IS USM

color foto
14 August 2012
  • Summary: Das Nicht-ganz-6-fach-Zoom mit Bildstabilisator für 700 Euro bearbeitet den interessanten Bereich von 24 bis 136 mm und das recht ordentlich.
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