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Thread started 22 Jan 2012 (Sunday) 06:55
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POLL: "Upgrading the EFS 15-85mm ?"
17-55 IS
27
25.2%
24-105 IS L
15
14%
UW (11-16, 12-24, 10-22) + 17-55 IS
20
18.7%
UW (11-16, 12-24, 10-22) + 24-105 IS L
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17.8%
17-40 L + 24-105 IS L
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11.2%
Other
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13.1%

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Upgrading the EFS 15-85mm ?

 
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Jan 24, 2012 19:52 |  #16

EF-S 10-22, EF 24-70, EF 70-200


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Jan 24, 2012 19:58 |  #17

I agree with the others. From an IQ perspective, none of those lenses is an upgrade over the 15-85. I'd be looking for a fast prime to supplement what I already have...


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Jan 24, 2012 22:43 |  #18

Stone 13 wrote in post #13763001 (external link)
I agree with the others. From an IQ perspective, none of those lenses is an upgrade over the 15-85. I'd be looking for a fast prime to supplement what I already have...

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Jan 27, 2012 23:08 |  #19

24-105 L


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Jan 28, 2012 00:00 |  #20

vrjosh wrote in post #13750600 (external link)
17-55 is most definitely an upgrade, and a fine one at that.

Depends on how you define upgrade

Sharpness? Equal
Colors? Equal
Flare performance? 15-85 is better
AF Speed? Equal

The 24-105, 24-70, etc, are pretty much the same deal, All are very sharp and you're NOT getting any better optics going with them...

The only thing the 17-55 is that the 15-85 isnt is f/2.8....

OP what is your problem with the 15-85 specifically... You know, There is also the option of getting yourself a fast prime to go with it...


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Jan 31, 2012 00:29 |  #21

5DM2 & 24-105
Otherwise, none of the above.
Just add more lens, sharp zooms like like 70-200 or 10-22 or fast primes

17-55 is not really an upgrade, it has inferior IS and reach.
Major downgrade for a walkaround lens, IMO.
If you want wider aperture lens, just get a prime and call it a day.


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Feb 17, 2012 20:13 |  #22

KenjiS wrote in post #13781811 (external link)
Depends on how you define upgrade

Sharpness? Equal
Colors? Equal
Flare performance? 15-85 is better
AF Speed? Equal

The 24-105, 24-70, etc, are pretty much the same deal, All are very sharp and you're NOT getting any better optics going with them...

The only thing the 17-55 is that the 15-85 isnt is f/2.8....

OP what is your problem with the 15-85 specifically... You know, There is also the option of getting yourself a fast prime to go with it...

OK...:lol::lol::lol::lol:



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Feb 17, 2012 20:35 |  #23

I don't think any of them are "significant" upgrades. I would stick with the 15-85.


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Feb 19, 2012 15:34 |  #24

Guys, do you think replacing my Tamron 18-270 with 24-105L is good?

I', not satisfied with sharpness on Tamron, I like greater focal range, i think 17-55 is too small for me.

I bought Tamron because I thought it would be better to have all-in-one focal range for a cheaper price and not replacing lenses, but now I see picture quality is not as good as I thought... It's like compact super-zoom camera.

Now I'm thinking of buying much more expensive 24-105L for my 550D.


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Feb 19, 2012 15:45 |  #25

Yep, the 17-55 is fantastic indeed, but my personal choice was to sell my 17-55, keep the 15-85, add a 28 f1.8, a 50 f1.4 and an 85 f1.8. When the light gets low, I'd rather have some nice primes to choose from anyway.


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Feb 19, 2012 17:35 |  #26

Jethro790 wrote in post #13925472 (external link)
Yep, the 17-55 is fantastic indeed, but my personal choice was to sell my 17-55, keep the 15-85, add a 28 f1.8, a 50 f1.4 and an 85 f1.8. When the light gets low, I'd rather have some nice primes to choose from anyway.

Same idea here, except I'll keep my 50 f1.8 so that I'll have more consistency in aperture capability across primes.

The 17-55, imo, is just too expensive and limiting with regards to focal length to be worth the expensive compared to the 15-85, although I can see occasions where having f2.8 on a zoom could be useful (mostly indoor shooting where a flash is too cumbersome/undesirable​).


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Feb 19, 2012 22:15 |  #27

17-55 2.8 and 15-85 are not upgrades or downgrades to each other. They are meant for different purposes. One for low light, one for general purpose use.


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Feb 20, 2012 09:58 |  #28

Many thanks to all
Very difficult to decide...:lol::lol::lol::lol:



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Feb 20, 2012 11:06 |  #29

Its crazy how the 17 55 is not considered a L lens
Its all most 1100$


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Feb 20, 2012 11:36 |  #30

i sold all my EF-S lenses
only 2 remain the 60mm macro and the kit lens 18-55 with the 60D
and i had some L lenses with other EF lenses
from now i will buy only EF lenses to get ready for the real upgrade to FF bodies


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