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Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2013, 04:51:08 AM »
Can't believe the last post is from APRIL!

It's my most used lens. Nice focal length range + good AF, IS and IQ. In my opinion the best general purpose lens for crop (except for indoor use, maybe :) ).

Attached are four pics from my recent trip to Corfu.
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Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2013, 04:51:08 AM »

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Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2013, 06:19:40 AM »
Yes, it´s a great lens.

It replaces my second dead EF-S 17-55 2.8 IS lens on my 350D prototype. Four lenses are dead and the camera with now over 1,65 million shutter releases works very well.

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Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2013, 06:31:27 AM »
Totally awesome lens!!

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Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2013, 11:08:42 AM »
...my 350D prototype...

So, you test prototype cameras for Canon, and they let you keep the prototypes?  Never heard of any company doing that...particularly not a conservative company like Canon.

But then, a statement like that is perfectly consistent with your level of credibility.
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Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2013, 10:00:07 PM »
I don't shoot with this lens very much, but it's still great to come back to for landscapes.


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Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2015, 02:14:38 PM »
Is this lens discontinued?


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Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2015, 02:20:37 PM »
Still available on Amazon... 

Adding to the above, I had this lens on a 450D, was really impressed with it, had some amazing photos.  Only sold it on after I upgraded to full frame - I'd love a FF version as good as this, 24-135mm f4 please
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Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2015, 02:20:37 PM »

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Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2015, 11:10:09 PM »
Still available on Amazon... 

Adding to the above, I had this lens on a 450D, was really impressed with it, had some amazing photos.  Only sold it on after I upgraded to full frame - I'd love a FF version as good as this, 24-135mm f4 please

Thanks Haydn, DRev is showing it 'discontinued' hence the question. My daughter's kit lens just died and this looks like the perfect replacement.

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Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2015, 11:38:18 PM »
Still available on Amazon... 

Adding to the above, I had this lens on a 450D, was really impressed with it, had some amazing photos.  Only sold it on after I upgraded to full frame - I'd love a FF version as good as this, 24-135mm f4 please

Thanks Haydn, DRev is showing it 'discontinued' hence the question. My daughter's kit lens just died and this looks like the perfect replacement.

Regards

Sim. I upgraded to FF and I'm looking to sell mine. Perfect shape very sharp. I have a hood, uv and cp filter with it. PM me if you're interested.

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Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2018, 09:43:30 AM »
I picked up a used copy of the 15-85 a couple of months ago for about $300 to use with my 77D.  The lower grade lenses just were not sharp enough for the high-res sensor, in my opinion.  I didn't want to carry a lens as large as the 17-50 F/2.8, so I gave the 15-85 a try.  So far, I'm pretty happy with this lens/camera combination for a vacation or "walk around" system.  I'm really enjoying the ability to lift the shadows and rarely have to do HDR now. 

The wifey and I spent several days in Orange County CA last week, just wandering around and soaking up the sun.  It was a good chance to try out the new gear.  Overall I'm very pleased with the lens.  Sharpness is good and I'm not seeing any chromatic aberration, even in the corners.  The relatively small aperture is offset by the camera's ability to shoot at high ISO when needed.  I assume the IS is helpful too, but I don't pay a lot of attention to it.

Here are a few shots from the trip.  The sharpness you see here is less than what I see in the originals, so factor that in as you view them.

This first image is from Mission San Juan Capistrano.  i lifted the shadows quite a lot.  ISO 100





This is from inside the one of the dimly lit buildings at ISO 12,800.  I had to do some noise reduction in Lightroom.





The Corvette is in the Marconi Museum, ISO 1600 with a little noise reduction in Lightroom





A classic car in the Lyon Air Museum ISO 200, with some doctoring in Lightroom.





Just a bit of street photography at the California Adventure theme park.

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Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2018, 09:43:30 AM »