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

 
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Jun 16, 2011 10:52 as a reply to  @ post 12593813 |  #1801

Just letting people know I have mine for sale in the Sell forum:

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Awesome lens, and to be honest may get it again down the road. But haven't had much need for that range lately and been getting the macro itch. :)


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Jun 16, 2011 13:22 |  #1802

I have to say, I keep thinking of mine as an inferior lens and tend to keep my 70-200mm f/4L on the camera most of the time. But then I look at the images I've taken with it, and they are stunning. Then I zoom in to 100% and see how shockingly sharp it is, and it makes me wonder why I feel it's an inferior lens. Maybe it's the light plastic construction, or the fear of it getting dust inside it...I don't know. But all evidence points to this being a spectacularly good lens with amazing (for any price range) optical quality. What I think it really means is that canon has been very successful at creating a mystique around their "L" series that's hard to shake. Maybe if they came up with a similar designation for EF-S lenses and put a blue ring around them my problems would be solved.


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Jun 16, 2011 13:25 |  #1803

Well my replacement turned up and i get the feeling the creep will be the same with this lens.
I also have the feeling that this lens is a bit sharper than the first.
While ive been very happy with the old lens (even at 100% its looked good)i can help feel this one is just a bit sharper. Ill have a good play with it over the weekend and see whats whats.


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Jun 17, 2011 02:27 |  #1804

You know what? I'm on my 3rd copy of this lens, and I really WANT it to be sharp, sharp sharp, but I'm still not convinced. Zoom creep never a problem with any of them, but inconsistent quality has been, although number 3 is the best of them. It's great at closeups, but I struggle to get good DOF with landscapes (f11, tripod, mirror lockup, remote).

It's probably me, but this lens SHOULD be the ultimate walkabout on a crop body.


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Well my replacement turned up and i get the feeling the creep will be the same with this lens.
I also have the feeling that this lens is a bit sharper than the first.
While ive been very happy with the old lens (even at 100% its looked good)i can help feel this one is just a bit sharper. Ill have a good play with it over the weekend and see whats whats.




  
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Jun 17, 2011 02:41 |  #1805

this lens is such a GREAT lens for outdoors and *SOME* indoors low-light events.
i've gotten some *NICE* shots during not-so-ideal conditions. (thanks to 15mm/3.5 *AND* IS)

i won't lie, i have been lusting over the 17-55/2.8 but i think i'll hold off til the successor for that lens comes before making a switch.

my current (4th) 15-85 is sharp from center to border, no left side softness, and *NO* zoom-creep still!
i've got a KEEPER!


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Jun 17, 2011 03:08 as a reply to  @ slasher723's post |  #1806

Interesting..so you're on your 4th copy?


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Jun 17, 2011 03:10 |  #1807

yeah Derek. i have no shame when it comes to returning lenses until i get the *PERFECT* one.


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Jun 17, 2011 07:33 as a reply to  @ slasher723's post |  #1808

Lots of talking going on recently so I thought I'd share one.

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I saw this little guy making his way across the driveway the other day. Had to take a few pictures before I helped him get to the water.

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Jun 17, 2011 12:00 as a reply to  @ kodiakguard's post |  #1809

Hi, two flowers
85 mm

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Jun 17, 2011 20:17 |  #1810

This is a great walkabout lens on a crop camera, i recently used it on a trip to Bali exclusively, didnt need any other lens.

Here is a picture taken of an elderly couple of priests we came across in a local village, dont know their age, but great character in their faces. Very little pp mostly just converted to JPEG. It was quite overcast on that day, IS rocks!

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Jun 17, 2011 20:56 as a reply to  @ JPoll56's post |  #1811

The wide angle and vivid colors makes this a great lens for car shows!

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Jun 21, 2011 20:57 |  #1812

Well I've effectively locked this lens in. Just ordered my hood and filter. On the 30th I will be buying the lens itself. Can't wait! :D


I was going to purchase the 24-70 and sell my Sigma 30, but this way I can keep the Sigma.

The good news is that once I have this in my hands I start saving for the big one... :p


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Jun 21, 2011 21:59 |  #1813

captured these shots in Itasca this weekend.

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Jun 24, 2011 00:55 |  #1814

A close up shot of a lilly flower and pads. Picture taken at the Getty Villa.


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Jun 24, 2011 15:32 |  #1815

I've only been back to my old home town 2 or 3 times over the last 26 years, and this includes a trip last week. This place is the most important thing there, as anyone from Phila, PA can appreciate, there's nothing like a REAL Phila cheese steak.

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