|The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens offers a 35mm equivalency of 24-135mm when used with a Canon APS-C EOS Digital SLR. Measuring just under 4" in length and weighing about 1.25 lbs the lens boasts a convenient wide angle to telephoto focal length in an easy to carry form factor. Containing 16 elements (including a UD-glass element) in 12 groups the lens captures an angle-of-view (AOV) range of about 84° to 18° for capturing wide landscapes and telephoto portraits. The lens features a minimum focusing distance of 1.15 and image stabilization for up to 4-stops of shake-control when shooting under lower lighting conditions. An Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) offers fast quiet autofocus performance. Key Features: Wide Focal Range-- with 84° to 18° angle-of-view the Canon EF-S 15-85mm Lens offers excellent wide angle to telephoto focal lengths. Lightweight and Compact Design-- measures just under 4" in length and weighing about 1.25 lbs Optical Image Stabilization allows you to shoot sharp images with a 4-stop advantage under less-than-optimum lighting conditions. Canons Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) technology enables fast and quiet focus control with on-demand manual override when shooting in AF mode. Designed to deliver optimum sharpness edge-to-edge when used with Canon APS-C format DSLRs.|
Great all around lens8/30/2011
Recent trip to Hawaii proved this lens to me. 1300 photos later I am convinced.
I had rented this lens on a prior trip and was impressed with its quality. This copy did not disappoint. Very sharp quiet and fast autofocus good image stabilization. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a wide angle to short telephoto lens for a Canon APS sensor camera. Works wonderfully with my 7D.