Reviews and Problems with Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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Nice quality lens
Gregdes52, B&H Photo
4 December 2013
Excerpt: Although the shots taken with this lens look very sharp at normal viewing mode,, with excellent contrast and colors, on further inspection at 100% magnification, softness was definitely noted on the edges.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: For those with a cropped sensor DSLR this makes a great walk-around lens. Very good optics in a relatively light, compact package. Image stabilization is a big help for stationary subjects in poor light
Summary: Okay, I'm not talking build quality, nor am I talking aperture. I have a 35mm L and a 24-105mm L and they are both astounding lenses. But I shoot on a crop body camera (7D) and wanted to get a bit more wide and not so much long. On my 7D this lens translates into 24-136mm.
Conclusion: Got this lens (separately) since the reviews were pushing it over any other lens for a crop body. The price was cheaper too, so why not?! I've had the privilege of using this lens for almost 2 years now and here's what I've noticed. It takes reasonable pictures. Not stellar, but far from bad.
Pros: good quality build, easy to use, reasonable picture quality
Cons: Semi-sharp images, bulky, heavy, hunts in lower light, designed for outdoor mostly
Excerpt: I bought this after reading a lot of reviews, it was either this or the 17-40mm 4L. I went with the 15-85 because of the range, besides I´ve tried the 17-40L before a you have to be really picky to see any difference in image quallity. Things I liked: built quality, USM, focal range.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens 4 years ago, when I first got started on DSLR photography. At the time I did not fully appreciate the lenses options and abilities. Now that I am more experienced all I can say is that this lens provides overall excellent image quality, and a range of 15mm WIDE all the way over...
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great colors, Strong Construction, Useful Focal Lengh
Excerpt: I love the range. 15 to 85 is really great. The quality of the images is great. The build quality of the lens is great. The USM autofocus is outstanding.It is heavy, and the zoom "creeps" if you point it downwards while you're walking around.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Versatile zoom range
Excerpt: This lens works as I expected it to after reading other reviews both on the B&H site and on other photo review sites. It focuses quickly and accurately and has good color. The one thing that is worse than expected is that there is fairly high vignetting through most of the more open apertures.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus