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Feb 05, 2013 12:21 |  #16
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trx125 wrote in post #15574516 (external link)
Another crazy? how is the build quality of the 15-85 say vs the 28-135? Just curious? It would be nice if the was a store that sold canon lens locally!

I own both of these lenses. The 15-85 is excellent. The 28-135 is very good. Build of the 28-135 is not as good. The 28-135 is sharp wide open, in the center 50%. The 28-135 is a bit less sharp at 135 than it is shorter, but still very good in the center. My copy of the 28-135 looks much better when shot on FF than on APS-c.


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Feb 05, 2013 12:34 |  #17

ct1co2 wrote in post #15574812 (external link)
I fail to understand the whole buying only FF lenses in the hopes of a format change at some unknown future date process.

I can think of one thing... not wanting to go through the hassle of selling which includes advertising the used (crop sensor) lens, dealing with potential buyers and/or scammers, packaging, shipping, possibility of losing (or damaging) the lens during shipment, resolving issues (if any) with the buyer and taking a bit of depreciation on top of those. Not everyone wants to go through those.




  
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Feb 05, 2013 13:52 |  #18

Good luck on selling that 70-300 IS. I couldn't sell my perfect condition lens for $200 (it's a $550 lens that performs fantastically). Just letting you know as I had planned on using those funds as an upgrade path, but you simply can't even give them away. I bet you would have problems selling for $50. Shipped. Just plan on owning it forever, that is what I have determined.


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Feb 05, 2013 14:36 |  #19

Jethro790 wrote in post #15575618 (external link)
Good luck on selling that 70-300 IS. I couldn't sell my perfect condition lens for $200 (it's a $550 lens that performs fantastically). Just letting you know as I had planned on using those funds as an upgrade path, but you simply can't even give them away. I bet you would have problems selling for $50. Shipped. Just plan on owning it forever, that is what I have determined.

Ebay or Craigslist seems like the way to go.


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Feb 05, 2013 15:44 |  #20

Jethro790 wrote in post #15575618 (external link)
Good luck on selling that 70-300 IS. I couldn't sell my perfect condition lens for $200 (it's a $550 lens that performs fantastically). Just letting you know as I had planned on using those funds as an upgrade path, but you simply can't even give them away. I bet you would have problems selling for $50. Shipped. Just plan on owning it forever, that is what I have determined.

The good thing is they aren't costing me at thing to sit in my closet, if I don't sell them. I will throw them in the trash or something.


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Feb 05, 2013 17:21 |  #21

trx125 wrote in post #15573172 (external link)
Ok, I have my other lens on the market. So if there are any objections to the 15-85, speak now for I will ever hold my peace. Thanks for everyone's insight. :)

No objections but please be forewarned that a significant number of 15-85's perhaps the majority, develop some zoom creep between around 24 and 50mm after only a few days. Some folks claim not to have this issue, but enough do, including me, that you should at least be aware of it so you won't think you got a defective lens.


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Feb 05, 2013 17:23 |  #22

mwsilver wrote in post #15576529 (external link)
No objections but please be forewarned that a significant number of 15-85's perhaps the majority, develop some zoom creep between around 24 and 50mm after only a few days. Some folks claim not to have this issue, but enough do, including me, that you should at least be aware of it so you won't think you got a defective lens.

Nothing a little gaffers tape can't take care of;)




  
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Feb 05, 2013 17:57 |  #23

mwsilver wrote in post #15576529 (external link)
No objections but please be forewarned that a significant number of 15-85's perhaps the majority, develop some zoom creep between around 24 and 50mm after only a few days. Some folks claim not to have this issue, but enough do, including me, that you should at least be aware of it so you won't think you got a defective lens.

Mine has exactly that zoom creep. However I really don't see a problem with it.
When you are walking with it you would typically not have it extended and at 15 there is no zoom creep.


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Feb 05, 2013 19:01 |  #24

Lexar wrote in post #15576643 (external link)
Mine has exactly that zoom creep. However I really don't see a problem with it.
When you are walking with it you would typically not have it extended and at 15 there is no zoom creep.

Didn't suggest its a problem. I have my own solution which I previously published, but rarely use anyway. It appears that some people are really bothered by the creep. I mentioned it to the OP so he would be aware of it ahead of time, and wouldn't think his copy was defective if it creeps.


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Feb 05, 2013 19:03 |  #25

tmwag wrote in post #15576539 (external link)
Nothing a little gaffers tape can't take care of;)

There are more elegant solutions than applying tape, but use whatever works for you.


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Feb 05, 2013 19:06 |  #26

mwsilver wrote in post #15576866 (external link)
Didn't suggest its a problem. I have my own solution which I previously published, but rarely use anyway. Some people are really bothered by the creep. I mentioned it to the OP so he would be aware of it ahead of time, and wouldn't think his copy was defective if it creeps.

AHHHHHH!!! Creeps do bother me too:p




  
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Feb 05, 2013 19:27 |  #27

tmwag wrote in post #15576888 (external link)
AHHHHHH!!! Creeps do bother me too:p

I wanted to respond with some cute remark, but words failed me.;)


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Feb 05, 2013 20:14 |  #28

mwsilver wrote in post #15576875 (external link)
There are more elegant solutions than applying tape, but use whatever works for you.

Honestly I never thought of zoom creep (it does have some) on the 15-85 as an issue. To put it as...be "forewarned" is a bit dramatic! On my copy it's very easily managed. Either keep the zoom on the short end or use tape to keep it at a focal length you desire. No drama;)




  
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Feb 05, 2013 20:30 |  #29

28-135 has a lot of creeps in it! ;)


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Feb 05, 2013 20:32 |  #30

I fixed my 28-135 with teflon tape. It still has some movement between 70-100, but definitely much better than before.


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