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Canon EF-S 15-85 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

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Canon EF-S 15-85 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS USM lens

Canon EF-S 15-85 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS USM lens

Canon EF-S 15-85 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS USM lens

Canon EF-S 15-85 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS USM lens

Canon EF-S 15-85 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS USM lens

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Canon EF-S 15-85 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS USM MTF Chart

Canon EF-S 15-85 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS USM MTF Chart

Canon EF-S 15-85 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS USM MTF Chart

Optical design

Canon EF-S 15-85 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS USM optical design

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 2009

Optical design: 17 elements in 12 groups (3 aspherical and 1 UD)

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor, Optical stabilisation
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Average price: $711

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
15mm - 85mmf/3.5 - f/5.6f/2270.3572475/16,888/3,5

Additional information:
  • Only for APS-C cameras
  • Effective focal length for 35mm cameras -  24-136
  • Diagonal viewing angle 84º 30' - 18º 25'
  • Horizontal viewing angle 74º 10' - 15º 25'
  • Vertical viewing angle 53º 30'- 10º 25'
  • Four stop image stabilization
  • Minimal aperture 22-36
  • Rounded aperture
  • Maximum length near 14cm
  • Maximum magnification 0.21 (85mm)
  • Magnification with extender EF12 II (0.44-0.15)
  • Usage of extender EF25 II is not recommenced
  • Ring ultrasonic motor
  • Full time manual (FTM) at any time without switching
  • Front element is fixed
  • Max diameter – 82mm
  • Hood EW-78E (not including)
  • Case for lens LP1116 (not including)
  • Do not fit extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x II

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM – universal zoom lens with four stop image stabilization and ultra-sonic motor for Canon EF-S mount.

Automaticaly detects shots with wiring or tripod. There are 3 aspherical lenses, 1 ultra low dispersion lens and special coating for highlight and halo protection.

Very useful for traveling. Gave more quality picture than EF-S 17-85, and provides more focal length range.


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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 08.10.2010


Mechanical quality3.717
Optical quality4.287
Usability4.577
Pricing / Value3.437
Bokeh3.287
Overall lens rating
3.85

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Owner reviews: Canon EF-S 15-85 mm  f/ 3.5-5.6 IS USM

JDRoest 27.12.2014 00:03:14
Period of use: 3 years

Strengths:

Everything. Great walking around lens.


Weaknesses:

It killed my joy of UWAs.


Comments:

I had used a UWA lens for a couple of years constantly before buying this lens.

Then - I bought this and the poor UWA was consigned to the bag forever.

The lens is sharp, feels good in the hand, works well, and is just a fabulous all round wandering around lens. It just works.

The 15mm puts you into UWA range, the 85 just gets you that bit further.