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Mar 30, 2018 02:09 |  #46

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I haven't bought a lot of lenses but my first two purchases where the 70-300L and the 15-85. These are the two lenses I brought for use on last years vacation. For me the 15-85 is the perfect walk around lens. Minimizing the need to change lenses. Walking around the city - 15-85; hunting for wildlife on urban nature trails / parks - 70-300L

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I loved the 15-85mm lens when I had APS-C bodies. After switching over to FF none of the 24-105mm lenses I owned could touch it for image quality. It's too bad Canon didn't designate an L series for EF-S lenses, it deserves the credit.

The 70-300mm is a sweet one too, I was a fan of the compact beer barrel shape. I have the 100-400mm II now but still miss it.




  
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Mar 30, 2018 08:15 |  #47

RodS57 wrote in post #18595293 (external link)
I haven't bought a lot of lenses but my first two purchases where the 70-300L and the 15-85. These are the two lenses I brought for use on last years vacation. For me the 15-85 is the perfect walk around lens. Minimizing the need to change lenses. Walking around the city - 15-85; hunting for wildlife on urban nature trails / parks - 70-300L

Rod

That is a great combo that I have used often on casual trips.




  
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Mar 30, 2018 16:49 |  #48

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I finally bit the bullet and ordered a 15-85 to replace my Canon 10-18 and Sigma 17-50 as my general walk around lens. It should hopefully be here in a few days. Now to sell the other two lenses to recoup some of the cost.

Looking forward to your thoughts after you've had time to try it.

I mostly chase wildlife with a long lens but quite often I take a second camera with the 15-85 mounted just in case.

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Mar 31, 2018 18:32 as a reply to  @ RodS57's post |  #49

I'll definitely post back once I get the 15-85. Sold my 10-18 this morning and am supposed to meet someone tomorrow to sell my 17-50. If that seller doesn't pan out I have someone else waiting to buy it.


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Apr 02, 2018 16:35 |  #50

I was able to sell both the 10-18 and 17-50 this weekend! What I made is only a few dollars less than I paid for the 15-85 so I'm very pleased with that.

I'm hoping that it arrives this week so I can use it next weekend. I also ordered a lens hood off Amazon for $10 which I expect to be here before the lens.


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Apr 03, 2018 10:14 |  #51

shane_c wrote in post #18599010 (external link)
I was able to sell both the 10-18 and 17-50 this weekend! What I made is only a few dollars less than I paid for the 15-85 so I'm very pleased with that.

I'm hoping that it arrives this week so I can use it next weekend. I also ordered a lens hood off Amazon for $10 which I expect to be here before the lens.

I bought my hood on Amazon as well. It fit really tight so I used a utility knife to scrap some material off the ridge that fits in the groove on the lens. It helped a lot. Made it easier to rotate into locked position.

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Apr 11, 2018 15:53 |  #52

My used 15-85 arrived yesterday. It's in very good condition. I did some quick shots on my lens calibration chart last night and it doesn't appear to need any MFA. I will do more in depth testing some other day.

Used the lens today on my lunchtime walk and love the range. Images appear nice and sharp on the back of camera. Looking forward to uploading them tonight to have a closer look.


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Apr 11, 2018 19:17 |  #53

shane_c wrote in post #18604809 (external link)
My used 15-85 arrived yesterday. It's in very good condition. I did some quick shots on my lens calibration chart last night and it doesn't appear to need any MFA. I will do more in depth testing some other day.

Used the lens today on my lunchtime walk and love the range. Images appear nice and sharp on the back of camera. Looking forward to uploading them tonight to have a closer look.

Its an excellent lens. Enjoy it! This image was captured as a raw file at 15mm on a 7D Mark II and processed in DXO PhotoLab. Its wide enough for most of my purposes and as a result I don't find the need to carry an UWA lens with me most of the time.

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Apr 22, 2018 19:58 |  #54

So it's been about two weeks with the 15-85 and I have no regrets on my purchase and wish I got it years ago.

The images are very sharp and the range is extremely useful for a walk around lens. The AF and IS work as I would expect them to. I ordered a lens hood from Amazon only to discover that the used lens came with a hood. So I filed a return with Amazon and they refunded my money and told me to keep the hood so now I have a spare.

The only negative I could say about the lens is that if I'm pointing the lens up and am around 60mm, the zoom won't stay in position and falls back to about 24mm. So I have to keep my hand on the zoom ring to keep my focal length. I saw videos of this online so it didn't come as a surprise.

Other than that I'm very happy with the lens.


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Apr 22, 2018 23:54 |  #55

shane_c wrote in post #18611665 (external link)
So it's been about two weeks with the 15-85 and I have no regrets on my purchase and wish I got it years ago.

The images are very sharp and the range is extremely useful for a walk around lens. The AF and IS work as I would expect them to. I ordered a lens hood from Amazon only to discover that the used lens came with a hood. So I filed a return with Amazon and they refunded my money and told me to keep the hood so now I have a spare.

The only negative I could say about the lens is that if I'm pointing the lens up and am around 60mm, the zoom won't stay in position and falls back to about 24mm. So I have to keep my hand on the zoom ring to keep my focal length. I saw videos of this online so it didn't come as a surprise.

Other than that I'm very happy with the lens.

When new they are tight but after a short while tend to creep from between around 24 mm to around 50 or 60mm. Some creep a bit less. It will creep in the opposite direction through the same range if you point the camera downward. If set at 15mm it should not creep at all when pointed down, but when bouncing on your shoulder while carrying it with the lens pointed down it may occasionally extend.


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Apr 23, 2018 10:12 |  #56

shane_c wrote in post #18611665 (external link)
So it's been about two weeks with the 15-85 and I have no regrets on my purchase and wish I got it years ago.

The images are very sharp and the range is extremely useful for a walk around lens. The AF and IS work as I would expect them to. I ordered a lens hood from Amazon only to discover that the used lens came with a hood. So I filed a return with Amazon and they refunded my money and told me to keep the hood so now I have a spare.

The only negative I could say about the lens is that if I'm pointing the lens up and am around 60mm, the zoom won't stay in position and falls back to about 24mm. So I have to keep my hand on the zoom ring to keep my focal length. I saw videos of this online so it didn't come as a surprise.

Other than that I'm very happy with the lens.

Glad to hear you are enjoying it.

Rod


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Apr 23, 2018 14:56 |  #57

15-85 is my favorite lens on crop. I've used it extensively with my 60D. Along with the 55-250 STM, it makes for a killer combo on crop bodies.


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