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Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

 
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Jan 19, 2011 13:02 |  #1411

peterbj7 wrote in post #11668812external link
Following this thread. Trying to decide whether to get this lens to partner my coming 7D.

This lens is probably the best walkaround/travel lens available - unless you need better low light capabilites, in which case you have two options:

- Go for the 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM
or
- Use prime lenses for the low light stuff

I decided to go the slow-zooms-fast-primes way and I'm quite happy with it at the moment. However, if I had to shoot weddings or other stuff where there is simply no time for changing lenses, I'd probably go for f/2.8 zooms.


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Jan 19, 2011 14:36 |  #1412

EF-S 15-85 IS USM is great for landscaping, probably the best one out there for Canon APS-C DSLR.


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Jan 19, 2011 15:13 |  #1413

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Jan 20, 2011 00:51 |  #1414

sth_ wrote in post #11673000external link
This lens is probably the best walkaround/travel lens available - unless you need better low light capabilites, in which case you have two options:

- Go for the 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM
or
- Use prime lenses for the low light stuff

I decided to go the slow-zooms-fast-primes way and I'm quite happy with it at the moment. However, if I had to shoot weddings or other stuff where there is simply no time for changing lenses, I'd probably go for f/2.8 zooms.

I was thinking about getting the 17-55 f/2.8 however I've read so much complaints on how dust easily gets into the lens element.




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Jan 20, 2011 19:00 |  #1415

blackcode wrote in post #11676780external link
I was thinking about getting the 17-55 f/2.8 however I've read so much complaints on how dust easily gets into the lens element.

I've read about this problem but since I don't own the lens, I can't say anything about it - except that dust like that usually isn't visible in pictures and that maybe a clear/UV-filter can reduce the problem.


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Jan 20, 2011 19:52 |  #1416

A couple from playing in the snow during the last couple weeks.

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Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture f/5.6
Focal Length 73 mm
ISO Speed 200

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Windblown Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Focal Length 15 mm
ISO Speed 100
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Jan 21, 2011 04:47 as a reply to -MountainDog-'s post |  #1417

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Jan 21, 2011 05:34 |  #1418

A rainy-ish and cloudy day in Abu Dhabi...

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Jan 23, 2011 04:26 |  #1419

Good morning everyone. I am looking into picking up this lens as well as a 70-300.

The issue I have right now is deciding which one to buy first since I have an 18-55 already so if anyone doesn't mind can they post a picture showing at 15mm and another at 18mm. Just trying to see how much difference the 3mm makes before I make my mind up on which lens to buy first.

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Jan 23, 2011 05:44 |  #1420

Here you can see a real difference between all of these focal lengths:

IMAGE: http://www.canon-20d.com/lenscompare/wide/compare.jpg



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Jan 23, 2011 09:30 |  #1421

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Jan 23, 2011 09:40 |  #1422

Great shot!! What lake is that? Love hiking up in the Indian Peaks and RMNP. Hoping to get up there Wed on my day off.

-MountainDog- wrote in post #11681931 (external link)
Windblown Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness
Exposure 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture f/9.0
Focal Length 15 mm
ISO Speed 100
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Jan 23, 2011 10:13 as a reply to ct1co2's post |  #1423

That's Left Hand Reservoir. Near the Brainard Lake Trailhead. Really pretty area.


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Jan 23, 2011 10:26 |  #1424

-MountainDog- wrote in post #11697612external link
That's Left Hand Reservoir. Near the Brainard Lake Trailhead. Really pretty area.

Thanks! Somehow I've missed that one on my travels up there even though we usually start out from Brainard Lake Trailhead.


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Jan 23, 2011 19:27 |  #1425

mj_photo wrote in post #11696736 (external link)
Here you can see a real difference between all of these focal lengths:

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Surely the 15 should be a bit narrower, in the same way that it is slightly shorter than the 12mm, not the same width?




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