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Should I get the Canon 15-85mm?

 
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Mar 21, 2012 15:24 as a reply to  @ post 14127181 |  #16

Yeah, any lens is a compromise max aperture/ constant aperture / zoom range (or not if a prime)/ price / weight etc. You have make sure that you've selected a lens that meets your needs for these factors. The 15 - 85 meets my need for a walk-around lens - that's why I like it a lot. I would use a prime for portraits. That's why the difference of opinions on these threads. Gotta choose the right horse for the course. Folk are often talking about different courses.


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Mar 21, 2012 17:57 |  #17

pkilla wrote in post #14125935 (external link)
But its going suck in low light

You're right, it's horrible in low light. :rolleyes: Get a flash for use indoors and it's just fine.

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The range, speed, and IQ of the 15-85mm outweigh the constant aperture of the Tamron, IMO. I actually had them both at the same time, intending on using the Tamron for portrait work- but I sold it after less than a month. Like someone else said, it's the best non-L lens out there... and it may be better than some of the L's too.

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