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Canon EF-S 15-85mm USM Standard Zoom Lens - 3560B002

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15 - 85mm 1:3.5-5.6 Focal Length And Maximum Aperture/ 17 Elements In 12 Groups Lens Construction/ Inner Focusing System With USM/ 0.35m/1.15 Ft. Closest Focusing Distance/ 72mm Filter Size/ Black Finish
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Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Camera Lens, Model 3560B002

The new EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM sets a new standard for everyday photography on APS-C sensors. With a focal length range equivalent to 24-136mm in 35mm format, image stabilization and high-precision optics, the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM offers stellar performance from wide-angle through to telephoto.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 15 - 85mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Lens Construction: 17 elements in 12 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 84° 30' - 18° 25'
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.35m / 1.15 ft.
  • Filter Size: 72mm

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs 4.3 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

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  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Canon EF-S 15-85mm USM Standard Zoom Lens
 
4.7

(based on 48 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (27)
  • Fast auto-focus (25)
  • Superior build quality (18)

Cons

  • Semi-sharp images (3)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    canon 15-85mm the GREAT

    I read a lot of reviews before I bought this lens for my 7D. I will have to say that this is the best walk around lens for a crop (APS-C ) cameras,...Read complete review

    I read a lot of reviews before I bought this lens for my 7D. I will have to say that this is the best walk around lens for a crop (APS-C ) cameras, IQ is as good as the L series lens and better than some. IS is the best one I've seen in canon lenses. very fast and accurate AF and this lens isn't that bad during night shots or in low light situation. Price is a little high for this lens, but if you think about all of the pros of this lens you will forget about the price.

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    Really good outdoor walk around lens!

    I really love this lens with my 7D. BUT, was really disappointed when autofocus motor started to squeak after one and a half years! And unfortunately it's no longer under warranty so it...Read complete review

    I really love this lens with my 7D. BUT, was really disappointed when autofocus motor started to squeak after one and a half years! And unfortunately it's no longer under warranty so it will cost to get repaired. I don't use auto focus anymore because its so embarrassing having a 800 dollar lens squeak like crazy when shooting photos! This is an amazing lens but sadly didn't end up so good for me after 1 1/2 years of purchase.

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    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It works great for me!

    By Quiet Solo Pursui

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    • Fast auto-focus
    • Superior build quality
    • Super-sharp images

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF-S 15-85mm USM Standard Zoom Lens:

        I'm not an expert, nor do I do any pixel peeping, the only thing that concerns me is the quality of the photos that I have at the end of the day, and this lens works great for me. I'm a nature/landscape photographer and I have been extremely pleased with the photos that I have gotten from this lens.It's been used primarily for landscapes, and for close-ups of flowers and insects. Since it focuses down to 1 foot, it almost does the job of a macro lens, but only for larger subjects. I also own a 70-200 mm L series lens, and this lens comes very close to matching the sharpness of the L series. In fact, I get more sharp photos from this lens than the L Series when doing close-ups, as the auto-focus of this lens is more accurate up close than the L series is. I have to manually focus the L series to get photos as sharp as this 15-85 lens produces in auto-focus. It's also faster and quieter than the L series. I also love the larger diameter of this lens, it fits my hand better, and I don't have a problem going from my two long lenses down to this lens as far as it feeling good in my hand. The IS works extremely well, I've gotten usable shots at shutter speeds down to 1/4 second handheld in a pinch, although a tripod would probably have been better. I use this lens on a 60D, and I have the peripheral illumination correction enabled, which may be why I've seen no vignetting with this lens for the most part. I did stack a polarizing filter on the UV filter once, and saw vignetting then, lesson learned. Overall, I'm very pleased with this lens. The sharpness, color, contrast, and color saturation are superb, I couldn't ask for a better wide angle zoom for my crop sensor camera.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Gets job done, but...

        By fn2p

        from Canada

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Good Quality Build
        • reasonable picture quality

        Cons

        • bulky
        • designed for outdoor mostly
        • Heavy
        • hunts in lower light
        • Semi-sharp images

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF-S 15-85mm USM Standard Zoom Lens:

          Got this lens (separately) since the reviews were pushing it over any other lens for a crop body. The price was cheaper too, so why not?! I've had the privilege of using this lens for almost 2 years now and here's what I've noticed. It takes reasonable pictures. Not stellar, but far from bad. It does produce at times somewhat soft results which was a little bit disappointing. IS is always on (unless its on a tripod) and due to the weight of this lens, your wrists will be struggling after awhile. It seems to be designed for outdoor use. It doesn't do very well indoors, unless you're throwing immense amounts of light at it, and even then - better crank up that iso. Thankfully once you bump up the ISO this doesn't seem to be such a problem. Images are softish around f/11 (sadly). F5.6 seems to be the best bet. At f/8 its hit or miss. Any higher and you're going soft. Focal length wise - 15mm produces some distortion, but it's likeable imho. Quite a bit of vignetting at 15 as well, but not offensive. Starts looking much nicer between 35-85. As a matter a fact, this lens really shines at 50+. *thumbs up* Q: Would I recommend this lens to someone? A: Sure, but I'd also give them a run down of what they can experience using it. It's a nice walk around lens, but would benefit from being a little lighter, and maybe opening up too 2.8 at least. Then again, at that aperture, it would cost a lot more as well. Conclusion: If you really want a walk around lens to take pictures with your crop, then go for it. If you want tack sharp images, then look elsewhere.

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Astonishing APS-C lens!!!

          By Flying Scotsman

          from Lake Norman, NC

          Pros

          • Fast auto-focus
          • Superior build quality
          • Super-sharp images

          Cons

          • a tad bit expensive yes

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EF-S 15-85mm USM Standard Zoom Lens:

            Bought this lens several months ago but wanted to really put it to a severe test before reviewing it. Test just completed: A week on the Big Island of Hawai'i! Took a T4i body, this incredible 15-85mm, a Canon's 10-22mm and 50mm macro lenses. (The 10-22 and 50 macro never even left the camera bag ... ) As suspected, the EF-S 15-85mm performed flawlessly - it's a 24-135mm lens to us old film shooters - and simply "did it all" as far as taking in every possible scene. Colors are out of this world, clarity and sharpness beyond wildest expectations and in over 30 years of recreational / vacation photography in addition to a professional business, this was - easily! - the most complete and beautifully documented travel adventure ever. Impossible to give a high enough recommendation for this lens! If there was a 10-star category for performance and quality, this lens deserves it! Shoots on par with most 'L' lenses! (Wish we could have bought this lens with the T4i body instead of the excellent 18-55mm "kit" lens - which has just been sold off ... ) Dropping the images into Lightroom for conversion (we shot all RAW files) and a little post-processing, still cannot believe my eyes ...

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome walk-around lens

            By ArtGeo

            from Charlotte, NC

            Pros

            • Fast auto-focus
            • Superior build quality
            • Super-sharp images

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EF-S 15-85mm USM Standard Zoom Lens:

                Very durable, good quality lens. Works perfectly with my 7D. This lens is always on my camera. Perfect for birthday parties, weddings, unexpected events, trips to the park with the kids, or a Saturday afternoon bike ride with the family. It's a bit pricey, but if you check around you can get a good deal on one. Highly recommend it.

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Hit and lots of miss

                By linear

                from Sacramento, CA

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Semi-sharp images

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EF-S 15-85mm USM Standard Zoom Lens:

                    This lens promises to be a great walk-around lens but I find the image quality to be lacking. And it has developed lens creep, such as when I shoot at 35mm and then tilt the camera down only a little to change settings by looking at the LCD on top of my 50D and 60D, it rotates on its own to 50mm when I bring it back up to look through the view screen. Also, its corner and edge image clarity at the short end (15-24mm) is poor, with lots of distortion, CA, and blur. The kit lens image quality in this range was better. On the plus side, it has a greater zoom range and is sharp in the middle. The front element not moving or rotating is very nice also. Its color reproduction can be very good too. But in the end, image quality outweighs features and I find that it is only satisfactory if i limit myself to f/5.6 - f/8 through the 35-85mm range. This contradicts the notion of a walk-around lens. Bokeh at f/8 is displeasing and f/5.6 is not much better. Perhaps wait until version "II" or pass altogether.

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                    (2 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Good for starters.

                    By DrParmesan

                    from Portland, OR

                    Pros

                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                    • Poor build quality
                    • Semi-sharp images

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon EF-S 15-85mm USM Standard Zoom Lens:

                      I use a 60D most of the time, but needed an extra camera while doing a wedding video, so I got a T2i with the 18-55 kit lens. This lens has a good overall zoom range, and it's good for somebody who only wants one lens, and doesn't want to spend much money. The downsides are that the images are not sharp. Even in the perfect light in perfect focus, the images are fuzzy compared to the other lenses I own. Also, it is plasticky and makes a triumphant roar when it auto focuses. (not as loud as the 50mm 1.8 though) Also, unless I'm shooting in the sunlight, f5.6 can be inconvenient. The upsides are that even though it's a little fuzzy, it's way sharper than what you'd get with a point-and-shoot camera. It is good value for money, and if you want to buy a cheap lens with a nice zoom range, this is a good product.

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                      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      It's just Swell

                      By Wally Cleaver

                      from West Coast

                      Pros

                      • super neato

                      Cons

                      • don't care for the extendo barrel much.

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EF-S 15-85mm USM Standard Zoom Lens:

                        This is a great lens for outdoor photography. Pair it up with one of the the 70mm-200mm L models and a 50mm 1.4 and you can get most anything done you want. It is not the greatest for indoor stuff like school functions etc but then it likely wasn't built to be.

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                        (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        as good as an L lens

                        By Timcredible

                        from ohio

                        Pros

                        • Fast auto-focus
                        • Super-sharp images

                        Cons

                        • slow is

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon EF-S 15-85mm USM Standard Zoom Lens:

                          i have a t4i, and the 135L, and this 15-85. this 15-85 is as good as the 135L on my crop camera. i would assume that if i put the 135L on a 5d, it would outperform the 15-85, but on a crop, they're the same. the IS is very good, but takes a lmost a full second to spin up

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                          (21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          15-85 mm Lens

                          By George

                          from Houston, Texas

                          Pros

                          • Fast auto-focus
                          • Superior build quality
                          • Super-sharp images

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon EF-S 15-85mm USM Standard Zoom Lens:

                              I purchased the T3i with the standard 18-55 mm lens. After using the kit lens, it was decided that a higher quality lens was needed. Purchased the 15-85 mm and the difference is like night and day. Optics,ease of use and the outstanding photographs make this the best all around lens available in my opinion. The lens is as close to perfect as you can get. The lens costs more than the camera but after using you will understand why. A quality and superior lens.

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                              (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Really good outdoor walk around lens!

                              By StevenB

                              from Oxnard, CA

                              Pros

                              • Fast auto-focus
                              • Super-sharp images

                              Cons

                              • focus motor started squeaking

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon EF-S 15-85mm USM Standard Zoom Lens:

                                I really love this lens with my 7D. BUT, was really disappointed when autofocus motor started to squeak after one and a half years! And unfortunately it's no longer under warranty so it will cost to get repaired. I don't use auto focus anymore because its so embarrassing having a 800 dollar lens squeak like crazy when shooting photos! This is an amazing lens but sadly didn't end up so good for me after 1 1/2 years of purchase.

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