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 Post subject: IS on canon 15-85
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:43 am 
I am new to this forum. I have just read your review of the Canon 15-85 lens, which I bought about 3 weeks ago. I really love the lens, but I find that its IS is not what it should be, and not what my 17-85 has been for the last 5 years. I find that photos taken at around 1/60 second at 85mm are not as consistently sharp as they were with the 17-85 Thre seem to be up to 50% slightly blurred when viewed at 100%. When they work out, they are very crisp and contrasty, more so than the 17-85, but the failure rate at 1/60 seems too high with the 15-85, and made me wonder about the efficacy of the IS. So I was very interested to see that in your review you also questioned the IS, suggesting that up to 2 stops might be all that it is good for. I would be interested in others who have found the same problem.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:31 am 
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Welcome to the forums!

Perhaps the actual balance of the lens also has something to do with it?

I take pictures so quickly, my highschool was "Continuous High".

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:25 pm 
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Hi John, presumably you read the IS part of my review? I also found it less effective than earlier models. ... lens.shtml

 Post subject: Re: IS on canon 15-85
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:49 pm 
Hi, sorry to bring up an old thread but it's all I could find on the search.

In the review of the 15-85 lens you were disappointed with the image stabilisation and inferred that you might have had a faulty lens. You mentioned that you hoped to get a chance to test another lens to check if it was a fault or not. Did you ever manage to do that ?

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