killeraxemannic wrote in post #13347271
So I bought mine as a Canon refurb from the canon online store. If it is bad should I send it back to them under their 14 day return policy or should I send it directly to Canon and have them fix it under the 90 day warranty?
I am going to play with it a lot today and this will determine if it needs to go back or not.
With regard to playing with it today, I would take shots with it and with another lens, if you have one, with the same focal length, eg 50mm if you can do that. I would use a tripod, turn the IS off, shoot in RAW, and try 2 or 3 different apertures. Take the same shots with both lenses. In doing this, you're removing shake, image processing, IS, etc fromthe equation, and just comparing bare bones images. When I did this with my lens, it was virtually indistinguishable from my 55-250mm, which I consider to be excellent IQ. This gave me more confidence in my 15-85mm.