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Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
9.2 out of 10

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

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Overall 8
8.0

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
  • Cons: Heavy, Lens Creep
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Walk-Around Lens

John P., Adorama
21 November 2013
  • 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
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

As good as my L glass

Joe Z, Amazon
21 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon 15-85mm

TL, B&H Photo
14 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I just received the lens about a week ago and so far it's great...much better than the kit lens 18-55mm...also the AF is VERY quiet.
  • Pros: Color, Easily Interchangeable, Range
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Gets job done, but...

fn2p, Canon
10 September 2013
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good...

Juan, B&H Photo
29 August 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good Choice for crop

Jerusalem Photographer, Adorama
8 July 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Expensive, Lens Creep, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon 15-85mm review

mfeveland, Adorama
18 June 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Really nice, but not perfect

SF Frank, Adorama
27 May 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Defaults To Wide, Heavy, Lens Creep
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid and fast lens

Timbo, B&H Photo
22 April 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Heavy Vignetting, Lens Creep
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