Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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Woodworker51, B&H Photo
25 July 2014
Excerpt: I purchased this lens to take product photos that require "overall" as well as Close-up detail shots. The range is nearly perfect, wish Canon had this range in their "L" Series Lenses, but this one is great for the price. With the auto stabilization, even handheld photos turn out great. Excellent resolution in close-ups and the telephoto range means less repositioning of the tripod.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Versatile zoom range
Get this lens, even if you already have what you think will serve you well.
22 July 2014
Summary: Although one can find lenses with better laboratory test results when it comes to MTF charts, vignetting, chromatic aberration and other such results, it is much easier to see why this lens gets 5-stars when rated by users and as shown by reviews on the Canon USA site. All you have to remember to do is stop it down to f/8, as you do with most every other lens and any questions about lab results simply go away.
Excerpt: I've finally found my everyday walk around lens. I find this covers most situations and is a much nicer lens than the kit lens that came with my T5i. I was surprised with the weight of the lens, it is quite heavy. Between this lens and my little nifty fifty I've got a set up Im really happy with. I'd like to add the new 10-18mm and I'll be done lens shopping for a while.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I recently purchased the Canon 70D with the 28-300 lens. However, I found I needed a lighter lens and one that captured the lower end of the zoom spectrum...this one is easy to handle, does really well in low light and gives a sufficient wide angle to capture scenery/large groups of people.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM review by rogerfonts
12 June 2014
Summary: I have had this lens for one and a half years, and it has been a nice mate for my camera. It is great: very sharp from 15 to 85 mm (although not so much in the corners at its widest aperture), very good at f11 for landscape photography. I must say that I compared it with the 18-55 and general differences are not so obvious, but colors are great and sharpness is better so if you can afford it and take photography seriously, I would recommend it.
Excerpt: I've taken hundreds and hundreds of images in the southwest over a period of a few years and found this a great lens for recording what I see, ranging from landscapes to close ups of pictographs. Mostly stationary subjects. Excellent images given that it's not classified as a professional lens. Alas, I dropped my first one in a few inches of San Juan River water for about three seconds and it killed the lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: I bought this lens for its wider angle as compared to kit lens 18-135mm IS STM. It is a bit bigger and heavier which is expected but the pictures turn out much sharper than the kit lens. I will keep it on my 70D for 90% of time. One thing that I found out that the lens creep when I point it down, but it is OK. Over all it is great lens for non L.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction