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

Started Jul 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Rich Turk Regular Member • Posts: 283
Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM vs L-lens

I've either owned or rented the following :17-85 is, 28-135 IS 24-105L, 18-55 IS, 10-22mm EF-S. Finally I bought the 15-85 when it came out. It's pretty much replace all of the above except when I need something really light and small(18-55)

If you want a balance between zoom range, quality and price think 15-85 is best choice. It is more $$ than the non-L's of course, less than the L. Before buying I rented both the 15-85 and 24-105 L, did some informal testing and really could not tell the difference. I wanted to save a little $$ and get more coverage on the wide end than the tele end.

Build quality is excellent for non-L...and yes, it's very heavy for a non-L. Despite what I saw in reviews, I had no trouble with CA. Vingetting is present, but I shoot in RAW, and it's easy to correct
If you check my website, the gallery on the home page slide show
and this one !i=1546428955&k=ZNHqrnt

you can roll over the image on the right and see data. The 15-85 IS USM was used in most landscape shots. Note, most of the time it's stopped down somewhat for DOF and all the images on the web have been post-processed.

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