Standard/Tele Zooms for Canon 7D

Started Nov 22, 2010 | Discussions thread
PC Wheeler
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Re: Standard/Tele Zooms for Canon 7D

xlr8or wrote:

For those that have experience with both the Canon 15-85 IS and the Canon 17-55 IS, which has the better IQ? Again, sharpness and freedom from chromatic aberration are my key points for a lens. How are the build quality for these lenses for general walk-around use?

Both have excellent build quality. I've owned and used both with the 7D; sold the 17-55 because I found it was tad too short in reach for my walkaround needs.

17-55: Slightly better, though not much, IQ; less range, wide and long. Heavy and fat (not usable with internal flash). At f/2.8 great for low light.

15-85: Better range, not as fast but the 7D doesn't need as fast. Better walkaround for my needs.

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