Canon EF-S 15-85mm

f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens  9.5/10


Canon EF-S 15-85mm Zoom Lens
This is going to be the best general-purpose lens out there you can find. The 15-85mm focal length will work for virtually any situation that does not require an insane amount of zooming power. 15mm is pretty wide and you’ll be amazed at what you can do with it. The aperture provides decent low light performance and should be enough for indoor shooting. To make up for that, Canon has a image stabilization in this lens that will let you shoot at pretty low shutter speeds and maintain a crisp image. You can pick up this lens necessary for every camera bag at $694.00 to $799.99.

Quick Specs

  • Only for EF-S mounts
  • 72mm filter threads
  • Ultra Sonic Motor for fast and quiet auto focus
  • 1.15ft closest focus distance
  • 20.3 ounces

This is a very flexible lens, so it will be good for many different types of shoots

The focus scale on the lens is a nice addition compared to cheaper lenses

Sharpness is a strong suit of this lens

Quality construction give photographers confidence out in the field


This lens is on the heavy side, so it may bog down your camera bag if you carry multiple lenses

Vignetting occurs at wide angles and low apertures, but can be fixed in the editing process


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