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Thread started 03 Nov 2013 (Sunday) 12:58
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POLL: "Which would you choose?"
17-55 f2.8
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15-85
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Opinions: 17-55 f2.8 or 15-85??

 
chongkiat
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Nov 25, 2013 18:36 |  #76

Mornnb wrote in post #16479383 (external link)
Nonsense, if you want a good result after post production it's better to start with great and realistic colour.

Is that my original Colour good? All shooting with 17-55 @ f2.8

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I can get such result just tweak a little in Lightroom , and get this result , so does colour really make different from 17-55 & the 17-40mm L ? ;) If u are shooting in RAW , after import to lightroom , ur photo is become nothing , everything would be EMPTY , how saturate u saw in ur DSLR SCREEN isn't equal to ur MONITOR screen because all the colour will become DULL and Un-Saturated


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Nov 25, 2013 18:43 |  #77

msowsun wrote in post #16479018 (external link)
Sharpness is not a reason to choose one over the other. Stopping down the 17-55 to f/5.6 just equals the already sharp wide-open 15-85.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=3​&APIComp=3 (external link)


If sharpness isn't the reason , so we should look at FL ? why not just settle down with 18-200mm or 18-135 if one really need the FL?? :rolleyes: 85mm isn't that really LONG TELE , u stil hardly to capture on stages if u shoot in the event , not to mention at 85mm @ f5.6 , it's too slow , with nowaday CANON CROP SENSOR TECHNOLOGY , it stil can't hold nicely at 6400 ISO , so i rather get something 70-200mm f2.8 or any long Primes if i really need a TELE

U guys sometime rely too much on INTERNET review , real world test is different :oops:


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Nov 25, 2013 19:22 |  #78

chongkiat wrote in post #16479831 (external link)
Is that my original Colour good? All shooting with 17-55 @ f2.8

The first set of images look under-exposed, the second set look like what you'd get if you got it right in-camera to begin with.

And I :confused:for one find it hard :mad:to take anyone seriously :(when their posts are filled with emoticons;).
My 13yo daughter doesn't use that many!


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Nov 25, 2013 19:23 |  #79

chongkiat wrote in post #16479849 (external link)
U guys sometime rely too much on INTERNET review , real world test is different :oops:

Really? And here I was thinking I was talking from experience. Being perfectly happy with the focal length, colour and sharpness from my 15-85, and adding a couple of light sharp primes to compliment it in low light situations.




  
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Nov 25, 2013 19:32 |  #80

chongkiat wrote in post #16479849 (external link)
If sharpness isn't the reason , so we should look at FL ? why not just settle down with 18-200mm or 18-135 if one really need the FL??
U guys sometime rely too much on INTERNET review , real world test is different :oops:

Sounds like you have a good copy of the 17-55 f/2.8 IS.

Enjoy!




  
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Nov 25, 2013 19:55 |  #81

Actually the poll already told the result, cheers =)


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Nov 25, 2013 19:58 |  #82

unistudent1962 wrote in post #16479927 (external link)
The first set of images look under-exposed, the second set look like what you'd get if you got it right in-camera to begin with.

And I :confused:for one find it hard :mad:to take anyone seriously :(when their posts are filled with emoticons;).
My 13yo daughter doesn't use that many!


It will look underexpose because I shoot in RAW, image normally will look dull and underexpose after u import to LR.

Actually what I trying to say is, one can choose color by tweak it , but sharpness, dynamic range, ISO noise u cant improve unless u change ur gear


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Nov 25, 2013 20:28 |  #83

unistudent1962 wrote in post #16479927 (external link)
The first set of images look under-exposed, the second set look like what you'd get if you got it right in-camera to begin with.

And I :confused:for one find it hard :mad:to take anyone seriously :(when their posts are filled with emoticons;).
My 13yo daughter doesn't use that many!

C'mon, Lets be fair, his posts are not exactly filled with emoticons.


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Nov 25, 2013 21:27 |  #84

mwsilver wrote in post #16480089 (external link)
C'mon, Lets be fair, his posts are not exactly filled with emoticons.

You're right, my apologies, I exaggerated the use of emoticons.
I'm old school, to me ANY emoticons are too many!


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Nov 26, 2013 05:35 |  #85
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I have checked this poll from time to time. Are any other 15-85 shooter surprised that the poll favors the 17-55 3:1? I figured the 15-85 would be a bit more popular because of the larger zoom range, and the lower price. Both attracted me, and I am happy with it. OK, I do mount my 28-75 2.8 once in a while.




  
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Nov 26, 2013 05:54 |  #86

I tried out both, but did not really use any of these too much.

In my opinion, if Image quality is more important, go for the 17-55 2.8.
If versatility is more important, go for the 15-85.

Its like the question 24-70 vs 24-105 IS. :)


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Nov 26, 2013 06:10 |  #87
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NemethR wrote in post #16480805 (external link)
I tried out both, but did not really use any of these too much.

In my opinion, if Image quality is more important, go for the 17-55 2.8.
If versatility is more important, go for the 15-85.

Its like the question 24-70 vs 24-105 IS. :)

Well said.




  
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Nov 26, 2013 16:35 |  #88

I am pretty sure that the 15-85 is much closer to the same IQ as the 17-55, than the 24-105 is to the 24-70. I could be wrong but probably not.


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Nov 26, 2013 17:24 |  #89

I think you'll find that the 15-85 is sharper than the 17-55 when both are wide open. When stopped down they are about equal. From what I have read, the same goes for the 24-105 and 24-70.

The 24-70 II is a different story.

The Digital Picture seems to confirm this:

17-55 vs 15-85: http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=0 (external link)

24-70 vs 24-105: http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=2​&APIComp=0 (external link)


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Nov 26, 2013 17:39 |  #90

Canon shows the list price of the 15-85 as $799 but Amazon lists it at an amazing $699 with their own price at $649.

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …ts/cameras/ef_l​ens_lineup (external link)

www.amazon.com/Canon-15-85mm-3-5-5-6-Standard-Digital/dp/B002NEGTTM/ (external link)

The price of the 17-55 is also down quite a bit from a few months ago. www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-17-55mm-Lens-Cameras/dp/B000EW8074/ (external link)


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