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. This softness was obviously more prominent at the largest and smallest apertures (the worst being at the smallest apertures), however, center sharpness is excellent. A little heavy and wide at 72mm filter size, but well-balanced nevertheless.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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. It feels almost as well-made as my L glass, but it is WAY less bulky. I needed a shoulder strap with the above-mentioned lenses, but with this, well, it's fairly easy to hand hold.
Excerpt: 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. It does produce at times somewhat soft results which was a little bit disappointing.
Pros: Easy to use, Good Quality Build, reasonable picture quality
Cons: bulky, designed for outdoor mostly, Heavy, hunts in lower light, Semi-sharp images
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. It does produce at times somewhat soft results which was a little bit disappointing.
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. Things I didn´t like: no lens hood and it feels just a little bit heavy on my T3i.
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 to 85mm. There are very few options for a 24mm equivalent on a crop and this is a very good one.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great colors, Strong Construction, Useful Focal Lengh
Excerpt: First, I should explain that I was testing this lens against my current lens (Canon 18-135mm), to see if there was a substantial difference in image quality, sharpness, color and contrast. Although this is a very good lens, with very good quality and glass, comparatively, I didn't see enough differences to warrant the cost of the lens.