Is the 15-85mm really faster than 18-55 or 18-135?

Started Apr 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP MaxCh Senior Member • Posts: 1,301
Re: Not "Substantial" between 15-85 vs 18-55, but substantial on Telephoto Lens

Thanks! I appreciate the help. I am considering a general walk-around lens. I do not see an obvious advantage of 15-85 over the kit lens if this is only a slightly 10%-20% faster. I am also not sure the image quality is that much better.  I think I am more interested in the longer reach. At least that is one obvious difference which does not require pixel peeping.

I know 18-55 vs 18-135 comes up all the time


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