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Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Review
The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens is a mid-tier lens offering nearly 6x zoom range from a very wide 15mm (24mm equivalent) to 85mm (135mm equivalent) range. The lens features Canon’s image stabilization (IS) technology and USM focusing motor for fast and silent autofocus operation. The lens is considered to be a step above the typical entry and mid level kit lenses such as the 18-55mm and the 18-135mm while not quite reaching the quality of the “L” grade lenses from Canon. I have personally owned and used this lens, and while I have not formally reviewed it, I liked the lens overall other than the larger 72mm filter thread. I would have preferred it to be a 67mm filter instead.
- Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - $799
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Overall User Rating
4.62 out of 5
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|Focal Length||15 - 85 mm|
|Minimum Focus distance||14.4 inches|
|Number of Elements||17|
|Number of Groups||12|
|Aperture Blade Design||Rounded|
|Number of Aperture Blades||7|
|Filter Size||72 mm|
|Lens Mount Construction||Metal|
|Distance Scale||Yes - No Hyper Focal Markings|