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Should I get the Canon 15-85mm?

 
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Mar 20, 2012 22:45 |  #1

I currently own the Canon 7d and I have the Canon 50mm f/1.4 as well as the Tamron 17-50mm. However, I've been getting "tired" of my tamron. My tamron is wonderful but I am reading reviews on the 15-85 and it looks very promising....anyone think I should upgrade and that it is worth it?


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Mar 20, 2012 23:13 |  #2

I had the 15-85 and it was a very nice lend on my 7D but I prefer a constant aperture myself. If the focal length is good for you and the variable aperture does not bother you it is not a bad option.


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Mar 20, 2012 23:18 |  #3

5x5 photography wrote in post #14123673 (external link)
I had the 15-85 and it was a very nice lend on my 7D but I prefer a constant aperture myself. If the focal length is good for you and the variable aperture does not bother you it is not a bad option.

Yea, I am I bit worried about the aperture...so I might rethink my options right now.


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Mar 20, 2012 23:20 |  #4

Just what is it about the Tamron that is not doing it for you any more? Is it IQ, range, just want a change?


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Mar 21, 2012 04:08 |  #5

The 15-85 is an excellent lens with superb IQ, as already said the only drawback if it can be called that is the variable aperture. It depends whether you want a 'fast' lens or one with a better range, since you can always up the ISO I would choose the 15-85 every time particularly as you have the 50 f1.4 if speed is required.


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Mar 21, 2012 04:20 |  #6

I have never really found the variable aperture a problem. The qualities of this lens far outweigh any small disadvantages with VA.




  
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Mar 21, 2012 07:24 as a reply to  @ Lincolnshire Poacher's post |  #7

My 15-85 is really sharp.


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Mar 21, 2012 10:04 |  #8

15-85 is the best non-L lens I own.




  
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Mar 21, 2012 10:15 |  #9

^^ What he said.


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Mar 21, 2012 10:25 |  #10

2cruise wrote in post #14124805 (external link)
My 15-85 is really sharp.

Mine too, and wonderful colours...


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Mar 21, 2012 11:01 as a reply to  @ Roy Webber's post |  #11

I like the zoom range and very sharp IQ of my 15-85. When I want a wide aperture I use a prime. It's an ideal combination for me. Wide open, if you pixel peek there is small amount of CA at the ends of the zoom range and of course distortion at the 15mm end, but since I shoot RAW even DPP removes both.


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Mar 21, 2012 11:16 |  #12

How do you plan to use it? Indoors or out? Outdoors as a walkaround lens, I love the 15-85 on my 7D. I don't need anything faster than f/5.6 in those situations.




  
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Mar 21, 2012 11:24 |  #13

No.....
the aperture is a very very important part of the zoom lens...
I tell you like this if u plan on using it outdoors in the daytime only then go right ahead!
But its going suck in low light


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Mar 21, 2012 12:00 |  #14

How many times we see this question.......here comes 5 pages of why the lens is great or why it sucks.


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Mar 21, 2012 14:51 |  #15

T2i4me wrote in post #14126147 (external link)
How many times we see this question.......here comes 5 pages of why the lens is great or why it sucks.

Only 5? :p


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