Help please with new 15-85mm

Started Oct 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
AC1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,171
Re: Help please with new 15-85mm

A good sample of the 15-85 should peform superbly, pretty much up with any L lens on a crop camera. In my experience it doens't need any pampering and it gets it right 99% time. I use manual select spot AF. It is probably my most reliable focusing lens, even ahead of my 70-200L. Never needed MFA.

Here is an example test comparing my 15-85 against a friend's brand new 24-70L II - because we suspect his 24-70 might be 'off'. But as you can see the 15-85 is far from 'off'. Maybe you've got a poor sample (does happen)?

Focus point was on key in the shield emblem top of label.

15-85 at f3.5

24-70L II also at f3.5

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Canon PowerShot S95 Canon EOS 7D Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM +2 more
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