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$600 budget! canon 10-22 or 15-85?!?!

 
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Dec 24, 2012 09:46 |  #31

You may also want look at the Sigma 17-70 OS f/2.8-4. It is an underappreciated lens, even though it is on par with the 15-85. It is faster, has a great IQ, has macro capability (1:2.7), and goes for less that half the price of the 15-85. Right now B&H has an instant $150 rebate, so it goes for $299 (I bought mine a year ago for around $400).


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Dec 24, 2012 11:03 |  #32

None of the professional reviewers feel the 17-70 is on par with the 15-85. I wish it was, as I'd prefer the larger aperture.


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Dec 24, 2012 11:07 |  #33

tkbslc wrote in post #15403099 (external link)
None of the professional reviewers feel the 17-70 is on par with the 15-85. I wish it was, as I'd prefer the larger aperture.

there is a new version that is currently in he works. Hopefully it will be a bit better..




  
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Dec 24, 2012 11:17 |  #34

tkbslc wrote in post #15403099 (external link)
None of the professional reviewers feel the 17-70 is on par with the 15-85. I wish it was, as I'd prefer the larger aperture.

Are you talking about the 17-70 or 17-70 OS? Two different lenses.


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Dec 24, 2012 11:22 |  #35

Part of the problem with the newer OS version is that it has worse optics than it's predecessor. I was referring to the OS version, yes.

I would say it is a good cheaper substitute (especially at current price) but the 15-85 has better optics.

I've owned the old Non-OS 17-70 and I have a 15-85. I wanted to get the 17-70 OS, but I can't find a review that doesn't put the optics behind the old version.


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Dec 24, 2012 12:21 |  #36

I read on the contrary regarding the old and new 17-70, but I just do not have time to go back and pull out the numbers. Sorry.


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Dec 24, 2012 14:00 as a reply to  @ Lbsimon's post |  #37

I had the old Sig 17-70 non IS and now have the 15-85. It's not even close, the 15-85 blows it away in all aspects.


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Dec 24, 2012 14:32 |  #38

One more for the 15-85, the 10-22 would feel to constrained for me (but would be great to have on occasion)


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Dec 24, 2012 15:32 |  #39

Eagle wrote in post #15403626 (external link)
I had the old Sig 17-70 non IS and now have the 15-85. It's not even close, the 15-85 blows it away in all aspects.

I also had a Holga, and also not even close, the 15-85 blows it away in all aspects. :rolleyes: But I am talking about the new 17-70 OS.


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Dec 24, 2012 16:52 |  #40

I can't comment on the other options people are mentioning because I bought just a 60D body and the 15-85 (used). Like the OP, I asked a general question and several 60D owners and some others here suggested the 15-85. I owe them. I like it a lot. For inside shots, I use my flash gun.


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Dec 26, 2012 15:00 as a reply to  @ Phoenixkh's post |  #41

Another vote for the 15-85 based on the way I use it (walkaround, all-purpose). Versatility/flexibilit​y are terrific and it is a well built, sharp lens. Every time I use it (it's on the camera the majority of the time), I am reminded what a great performer it is. Based on what I paid for it (used), I feel like I stole something! :D

I have a Sigma 300 for inside photos (non-flash; grandchildren candids) and the Tamron 70-300 for the times I need some extra reach. Otherwise, the 15-85 is the lens I use. Outside, f/3.5 is more than adequate and I haven't missed a shot. I have never needed more than 15mm for wider shots and adding a flash inside works nicely when required.. 85 is a bit longer than usual for this general range of lens and takes care of being a bit unobtrusive. My wife's 17-50 Tamron is a nice piece of glass, but the 15-85 is just ..... better.

I had looked at the 10-22 ( the specialty lens comment came to mind when I was looking) and similar and also the 16-35, but I am really happy I chose the 15-85. It just does the job anywhere.


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