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I just about have enough saved to get the 15-85, having second thoughts...

 
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Oct 31, 2013 20:32 |  #46

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I don't know what the 15-85 costs, but if you think you might want more on the long end, you might look at a Tamron 18-270; I love mine.

The Tamron 18-270 PZD is a very useful lens. I own one (well...I gave it to my son), but its not in the same league as the 15-85mm with regard to IQ, focus motor, IS, and build. The Tamron also does not have a damped focus ring or FTMF. Its VC is loud and jumps around in the view finder much more than the silent Canon IS, and the PZD focus motor is much slower than the Canon's USM motor. The Tamron sells for about $450 and currently there is an additional $30 mail in rebate so its a very good value and I recommend it. The Canon 15-85 sells for between $700 and $800. A hood which for Canon, which is a fee standard accessory with the Tamron, costs an additional $30 or so. Still I gave up the Tamron to my son when I got the Canon, and have never regretted it. Its a better lens in every respect.


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Oct 31, 2013 21:02 |  #47

PH68 wrote in post #16411817 (external link)
Have you tried any primes?

Good starters are the EF 50, EF 40 or EF 85.
You might be surprised by them.

Personally I'd get a 17-55 OR the 15-85, not both.

Maybe a 17-55 and an 85 prime.

Too much lens changing to get the same shots. I'll take the zooms for most of my shooting.


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Oct 31, 2013 21:13 as a reply to  @ Preeb's post |  #48

My 17-55 creeps - it's abit annoying but nothing major. The only thing I don't like about it is the fact that dust is able to "seep" in when the barrel is extended. It usually only happens when I have any neck/shoulder strap attached as the front barrel is pretty heavy, and thus gravity tends to pull it down as the lens' zoom ring gets turned by my side. Point is, don't worry too much about lens creep, if you get one with it it's not the end of the world. Just make sure everything works the way it should :).




  
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Oct 31, 2013 23:43 |  #49

xeodragon wrote in post #16414932 (external link)
My 17-55 creeps - it's abit annoying but nothing major. The only thing I don't like about it is the fact that dust is able to "seep" in when the barrel is extended. It usually only happens when I have any neck/shoulder strap attached as the front barrel is pretty heavy, and thus gravity tends to pull it down as the lens' zoom ring gets turned by my side. Point is, don't worry too much about lens creep, if you get one with it it's not the end of the world. Just make sure everything works the way it should :).

As I pointed out earlier many good zooms tend to have creep to varying degrees . The dust problem you mentioned seems to be relatively common for the 17-55. I've read a number of similar accounts.


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Nov 01, 2013 08:40 as a reply to  @ mwsilver's post |  #50

It seems like OP has already decided, but I'm another one who went from the 18-55 to 15-85 and I absolutely LOVE it! I was considering the 17-55 or a Tamron 17-50, but I'm so glad I went with the 15-85. I've had it for about a year and used it on my XTi and now a 70D... I love the extra reach and I couldn't believe how fast it focused compared to the kit. I did eventually pick up a 50 1.4 for the times I needed a faster lens, but I don't see myself ever needing another everyday/walkaround lens unless I move to full frame someday.


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Nov 01, 2013 09:02 |  #51

mwsilver wrote in post #16414823 (external link)
Not surprising since its not the focus that creeps.

Sorry... I meant I've never experienced zoom creep with internal zoom lenses


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Nov 01, 2013 09:28 as a reply to  @ PH68's post |  #52

The 15-85 is an internal focus lens, but NOT an internal zoom. Mine does creep if the focal length is set above 15mm, but if I rotate it all the way to the wide end and set it at 15mm (not extended at all), it stays put.


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Nov 01, 2013 12:40 |  #53

Mine also doesn't creep if I park it at 15mm. but it is quite loose if I leave it around mid zoom.

Not a ton that can be done about it other than making a too-stiff zoom ring or making it huge so the zoom is all internal.


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