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Official: EF-S 15-85 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

 
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Nov 13, 2009 09:14 |  #481

zone555 wrote in post #9006507 (external link)
Thanks for posting this comparison. In terms of sharpness, yes, all three are comparable. However, the colors of the 17-55 and 24-105 are similar, while the 15-85 has a slightly cooler tint. You can clearly see the difference in the "green" shell. Did you use AWB or manually set the white balance?

I did AWB, used off camera flash as well so there is a mixed light source which throws the colors off. For some reason the 15-85 test images all look significantly cooler, albeit more accurate, when taken under tungsten light.


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Nov 13, 2009 19:37 |  #482

I recently had a chance to take the 15-85 for a test drive and I must say the overall build and smoothness of the focus ring almost makes up for the $800 price tag...the AF locks on deadly fast and silent and the range is perfect for a outdoor lens...I have just a couple shots from a xti I had with me...kinda wished I had my T1i...but ill post them up after I convert them from raw...barrel distortion at 15 was definitely noticeable but kinda expected...


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Nov 13, 2009 20:58 |  #483

Do you guys think it make sense for me to sell my 10-22 for this 15-85? I've been looking for a good walkaround lense and this one seems to cover the focal length well. Right now I'm using my 10-22 mainly for walkaround, but it's really limiting on the long end. How's the build quality compared to 10-22?


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Nov 13, 2009 21:51 |  #484

Build is better, and I found that 15mm is wide enough, and sold the 10-22.


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Nov 13, 2009 23:18 as a reply to  @ Yamaha451's post |  #485

By widening the range of it's 1.6x walkaround lens, Canon is canibalizing the sales of the 10-22 somewhat !! Possible? It is also logical to assume that Canon has done the math. They can't set the price of the 15-85 too "low" or it will upset the balance with the 10-22.


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Nov 13, 2009 23:30 |  #486

JoelO wrote in post #9011409 (external link)
Do you guys think it make sense for me to sell my 10-22 for this 15-85? I've been looking for a good walkaround lense and this one seems to cover the focal length well. Right now I'm using my 10-22 mainly for walkaround, but it's really limiting on the long end. How's the build quality compared to 10-22?

Do you use 10mm often? If not then sell it for the 15-85. I use 10mm all the time. If I didn't need 10-12mm, I wouldn't own an UWA.


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Nov 14, 2009 01:46 |  #487

Thanks for the input guys. Actually I tend to always use the extreme wide or long end of my zoom lense, I seldom us those focal length in the middle. Maybe I should try to keep my 10-22 at 15mm and see how I like it. I wish I can keep both, but no way I can afford it.. :)


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Nov 14, 2009 02:23 |  #488

here are some samples...and uhhh it wasnt my camera and i had to take quick shots because i didnt want to take too much of their time =) o and i didnt even realize that it was on iso 800 =X

one of the box

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@ 15mm

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@ 85mm i think lol

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Nov 14, 2009 11:48 |  #489

JoelO wrote in post #9011409 (external link)
How's the build quality compared to 10-22?

The build of both these lenses is impressive. I'd say they are about equal, but it's kind of a tough comparison since the 10-22 is an internal zoom and the 15-85 extends on zoom. That alone makes the 10-22 much more solid, but the 15-85 is no slouch.


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Nov 14, 2009 14:37 |  #490

eg6turbo wrote in post #9011025 (external link)
I recently had a chance to take the 15-85 for a test drive and I must say the overall build and smoothness of the focus ring almost makes up for the $800 price tag...

Tell me about it! the first time i played with the zoom ring i got a big smile on my face, I just LOVE how it feels...And Yes, I've had L-glass before guys :P

-edit- as for it killing the 10-22, Not really, except for those of us who only wanted a 24mm lens on an APS-C cam, Like me, Because I hardly if ever use 10 on my 10-20


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Nov 15, 2009 09:35 |  #491

Just out of curiosity, has anyone out there either purchased this lens or had a chance to try it out at various focal lengths and under different ltypes of lighting?




  
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Nov 15, 2009 09:51 |  #492

Ellis Feibush wrote in post #9018484 (external link)
Just out of curiosity, has anyone out there either purchased this lens or had a chance to try it out at various focal lengths and under different ltypes of lighting?

I have it. The lens performs very well and holds it's own against the 24-105L (the FF equivalent of this lens). I find the 15-23 range very liberating. But there are others who expressed elsewhere on this forum they missed the f2.8.

Here are a couple of shots as the two lenses go toe-to-toe at f/4 24mm indoors.


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Nov 15, 2009 09:57 as a reply to  @ JCL's post |  #493

Blow ups.


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Nov 15, 2009 09:59 |  #494

The top one is definitely sharper across the image. Although it is of course possible that is just a focus issue. Which image came from which lens?

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Nov 15, 2009 12:31 |  #495

JCL wrote in post #9018546 (external link)
I have it. The lens performs very well and holds it's own against the 24-105L (the FF equivalent of this lens). I find the 15-23 range very liberating. But there are others who expressed elsewhere on this forum they missed the f2.8.

Here are a couple of shots as the two lenses go toe-to-toe at f/4 24mm indoors.

Which lens is which here? There's quite a saturation difference here.


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