Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with EF-S Mount
What type of photography is the Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Canon EF-S 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Versatile Lens with a Zoom Ratio of 5x
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM is compatible with cameras that have a Canon EF-S lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF-S lenses are Canon T8i, Canon 90D and Canon SL3.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM has a maximum diameter of 82mm and total length of 88mm when not extended. It weighs 575g / 20.3 oz.
Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM has a filter thread of 72mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM:
Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM has a focal range of 15-85mm and 5.7X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-136mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.21x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Canon1 mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 15mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f36 at 85mm .
Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 12 groups . Special elements used in this design is Super Spectra coatings.
Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM doesn't come with a lens hood. You have to order the hood separately and the model number of the hood is EW-78E.
Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM
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