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The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens is a high performance zoom lens, equivalent to a 24-136mm focal length lens (5.6x standard zoom lens). Designed for EOS EF-S mount bodies, the lens covers wide angle and portrait focal ranges. The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens offers a 4-stop Image Stabiliser in addition to the 0.35m close focusing distance throughout the zoom range. Featuring fantastic low-light performance, this lens also includes ultra low dispersion (UD) lenses, aspherical lens elements and lens coatings optimised to combat ghosting and flare - meaning high quality throughout. The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens also features a circular aperture for beautiful bokeh. This EF-S lens is for use with Canon DSLRs with a cropped sensor (APS-C), such as the Canon 550D, 70D, 700D, 7D etc. This lens is not suitable for full-frame cameras, such as the 5D Mark II/III, EOS 6D, 1D X. More
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High performance flexible wide angle zoom
With an effective focal length range of approximately 24-136mm (35 mm equivalent), the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is a lens that delivers outstanding flexibility while delivering remarkable image quality. With its wider angle than many comparable lenses, it captures more of the scene and adds a greater sense of space and perspective to your photography.
The EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM features Canon’s 4-stop Image Stabilizer (IS). Ideal for handheld work, the IS function allows the use of shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower without causing image blur. The Image Stabilizer helps when shooting in low light conditions or from moving vehicles.
Looks as good as it performs
The EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM features a textured exterior finish for a high quality look and feel, that matches your EOS camera.
Ultra fast, ultra quiet auto focus
The ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive responsive, near-silent high speed auto focus. The ring type USM allows full time manual focus override without having to switch out of AF, for a greater level of usability.
Super Spectra coatings
Lens elements are treated with Canon’s Super Spectra lens coating which suppresses flare and prevents ghosting – which is more likely to occur with digital cameras due to reflection off the image sensor. Canon’s Super Spectra coating also helps achieve true colour balance and increase contrast for vivid hi-fidelity images.
Creative background blur
A 7 blade circular aperture enables photographers to achieve a beautiful background blur; ideal for isolating your subject from the background.
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By The Priest
from North Yorkshire, UK
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens:
I love this lens. Consistently sharp. This will always be my chosen walk-around lens. I have it on my camera nearly all the time, other than when I need my Macro, longer Zoom, or my 50mm prime. I do occasionally experience lens creep, but not that often - best to make sure it is at 15mm when you carry it around off your shoulder. Is it heavy? Yes. But I like that. It is very robust, well made and has a lot of glass, so what do you expect? Worth every penny, especially not you can buy it from WEX for just over £500.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
An excellent lens which I am leaving on my camera as a general purpose lens. Images are very sharp, and it is great to use,even in low light
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
The wonderful Canon EF-S 15-85mm lens
By David W
I needed an upgrade from my hardworking but aging EF-S 17-85mm lens. This is perfect, feeling solid and well-balanced in the hand and with rapid and sharp focussing. Zoom,ing is very precise and there is no slippage when carried around. So glad I made the upgrade.
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Yarm in the mist Canon EF-S 15-85mm
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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Really wide range, covers all I need, for most purposes.
(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Semi-Professional
This was bought as a replacement for a Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 lens that was my standard lens on my 40D and 60D. I now use it on my70D aa a general purpose 'walk about' lens, a role it performs admirably.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from West Mids
Great all round lens, I should have purchased sooner.
Superb lens - great service
A marked step up from a kit lens both in image quality and zoom range.Service from Wex was incredibly good.
just the job!!
great for landscapes.
(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent General Purpose Lens
By Doug - Yorkshire Wolds hiker
Used largely for recording walks in the countryside for which the sharp focus and wide field, coupled with the ability to zoom in, makes it ideal. It makes an excellent companion to the EOS60D. My prime reason for buying it was that I was disappointed with the (too) soft focus of my Tamron 18-270 (which is not a patch on that obtained from the 18-55 over that range), and the wider angle was a bonus.The image stabilisation seems to work a treat in lower light, focusing is quiet, and the full time manual focusing is a bonus.At 15mm there is some chromatic abberation at the edge of field (green hue) but I have yet to experiment with the aperture to see if that can be improved; a very minor niggle.It's a bit heavy but what do expect with a lot of glass and what appears to be a solidly constructed lens body.I cannot see me putting any other lens on the 60D. The 18-270 will become a permanent fixture on the 450D for the times when I need the full range.Image attached is one of Flamborough Head taken from Aldbrough (19.5miles across the bay). The basic image is reduced to show the field of view and the inset shows the detail captured.
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Flamborough Head with full res insert
Tags: Using Product, Canon Ef-s 15-85mm Zoom, Eos 60d
Excellent kit lens
By John the Wolf
I have used the lens for landscape work and the results are excellent.
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