15-85 or 17-70

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Lemming51
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Re: 15-85 or 17-70
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FooHead wrote:

Leo_B wrote:

If you were choosing between these two lenses for a broader coverage option to the 18-55 which would you choose and why?

Neither. I would take an 18-135 for the extra reach.

I chose and would choose again the EF-S 15-85.  Because 17/18-xxx isn't wide enough and the 85 long end gives better overlap with my 55-250 and 70-200L.

I'm not interested in video.  If I was, then a compelling case could be made for the 18-135 STM or nano-USM models over the ring-USM of the 15-85 or the HSM Sigma.

IMHO, YMMV.

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