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

Started Apr 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
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gdjoslin Senior Member • Posts: 1,050
Re: Is the 15-85mm really faster than 18-55 or 18-135?

MaxCh wrote:

As I understand, the 15-85  has USM which makes it faster than 18-55 or 18-135? How noticeable is the difference ? The USM ens is supposed to make the lens quieter but I do not care about. I do not find 18-55 to be too loud.

I can't decide whether 15-85mm is a worthy upgrade from 15-55 or whether I should just get 18-135 to get the extra range.


I would say it depends. Are you shooting or wanting more WA. There is a big difference in 15 v 18mm.. If you want more reach I would get the other.   I think focus speed is about the same.

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