15-85 or 17-70

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Jon_T
Jon_T Veteran Member • Posts: 4,456
Re: 15-85 or 17-70

Leo_B wrote:

I'm interested specifically on an 80D and the difference between $449 and $799. And any other options that should be considered that I haven't thought of or am not aware of.

Couple of the main differences longer zoom range 24-135mm EFL vs 27.2-112mm EFL, overall better sharpness, especially at max apertures.

Numerically 24mm vs. 27mm may not seem like much, much as to 24mm FOV is greater than 27mm; the-digital-picture.com 15-85mm review HERE has sample images taken with the 15-85mm different focal lengths (hence why all the 24-70mm, 24-105mm, etc lenses):

15-85mm @ 15mm (24mm EFL)

15-85mm @18mm ( 28.8mm EFL); similar WA FOV to 17-70mm

15-85mm @ 70nm (112mm EFL); same max tele FOV w/ 17-70mm

15-85mm @ 85mm (136mm EFL)

Can see IQ comparison between the 15-85mm and 17-70mm HERE.

The 15-85mm noticeably better at edges/ corners at max apertures,

15-85mm @ 15mm f/3.5

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS 'C' @ 17mm f/2.8 (stopping down helps a little)

The Nikon 24-120mm been a popular walk-around/ travel lens over the years; as well as the Olympus 12-60mm (24-120mm EFL) for 4/3rd sensor cameras.

Cheers,
Jon

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