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

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Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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Initial Price: 
$750
  • 4 stop Image Stabilizer
  • 0.35m close focusing
  • 7 blade circular aperture
  • Super Spectra lens coating
  • Metal mount
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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Overview

Description by Canon:

Combining a extensive zoom range featuring wide angle and telephoto plus a 4-stop Image Stabilizer, the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM provides outstanding performance and flexibility.

  • High performance all-purpose 5.6x 24-136mm equivalent EF-S standard zoom
  • 4 stop Image Stabilizer
  • Automatic panning and tripod detection
  • 0.35m close focusing
  • UD and aspherical lenses
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • 7-blade aperture
  • Optional lens hood

The high performance, all-round standard zoom lens.

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.

Image Stabilizer
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.

Reviews

"The 15-85mm shows very sharp results, even at its widest apertures. Used wide open at its widest angle (ƒ/3.5 at 15mm) we note a very sharp sweet spot of sharpness in the center, between 1 and 1.5 blur units. There is very light corner softness, approaching 2 blur units in the corners. As the lens is stopped down at

Post date: 22/01/2012 - 00:00

"This lens fill a niche that not many third party manufacturers compete in, with most tending to offer larger zoom ranges at this price point. Sigma do offer two 17-70mm f/2.8-4 lenses though. Besides having a shorter zoom range, the cheaper of the two has no image stabiliser, standard micro motor focusing, but does have a brighter maximum aperture and costs only £250. A new updated version costs around £330

Post date: 12/06/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$750
Release Date: 
10/2009
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
8.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
5.1 TStop
Distortion: 
0.40%
Vignetting: 
-1.0 EV
Chr. aberration: 
8.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
15 - 85mm
Internal zooming: 
No
Angle of view: 
84.5° - 18.41°
Zoom Ratio: 
5.6x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
17 elements in 12 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0 - 38.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.35m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 4-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
81.0mm
Length: 
87.0mm
Weight: 
575.0 g
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
72mm
Lens Hood included: 
No

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