Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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the worst lens I have had
Larry, B&H Photo
10 February 2013
Excerpt: This is the worst lens I have had. This lens gives me blur or out of focus images. I have Canon 17-40, 28-135, 70-200 f4L IS, 17-55 IS, 18-55 IS, 55-250 IS, 10-22, 18-135 STM and 18-200. No of them gave me blurry images. I also own Tamron 17-50 and 28-75 and Sigma 18-125. It's my mistake not to check the lens right away and I missed the B&H 30 days return days. I should check it right after I received it.
Excerpt: I bought this after reading the positive reviews and liked the extra zoom. However, when you look closely at 100% view, none of the pictures were sharp. I thought maybe because its not L lens or out of focus (i tried manual focus to see if i could do better) but then I compared this to the cheap kit lens (18-55mm from the T1i), it was producing better picture (much sharper without fiddling with manual focus; i was taking landscape pictures and I could see the phone...
Excerpt: I was on the fence between this lens, the Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS, and the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8. After much deliberation, I came down on this, the (at that time) brand new Canon 15-85mm. When it came, I was very surprised to find strong vignetting at wide angles and low apertures - up to a full stop or two. From my point of view, this was unacceptable - I'm not spending [$] on a lens that doesn't give me good photo quality.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great IS, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens was the zoom range I wanted and it had great reviews from the "professional" websites but...chromatic aberration & vignetting were unacceptable to me. I returned it to B&H for a full refund.
Product seems ok but very strange packaging and no Canon box no receipt
Leslie Moss "Les Moss", Amazon
9 January 2014
Summary: Lens arrived 12.45 pm 9/1/14 and was poorly addressed - factually correct but poorly hand written - very amateurish. Lens was in bubble wrapping but not in the Canon box but in a previously used "House of Fraser" box. There was no receipt and no Canon instructions nor leaflet. All very odd!! Not having a valid receipt (nor guarantee) what happens if the product is or becomes faulty and I need to return it?