Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

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The replacement lens for the infamous 17-85 IS, the 15-85 has Canon’s 4-stop image stabilization and USM for quick focusing. It’s small enough and has the right range to make an excellent walk-around or primary lens on crop-frame cameras.

Only Works With: Crop sensor cameras (T5i, 7D, 60D etc…)

Does Not Include: lens hood

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

To be honest, when this was first released we had no intention of stocking it. I considered it overpriced for what it is, but we had a number of requests so we added it to the inventory. The good news is it’s very, very sharp, has superb image stabilization, and is very well built. The bad news is it has significant barrel distortion at the wide end and it vignettes rather badly (if you shoot in RAW this is no issue since it’s easily fixed in post-processing). Truth is, if it were a $450 lens we’d be singing its praises. As a $700 lens, I find myself underwhelmed.
April, 2013

Filter Size
72mm (nonrotating)
f3.5-5.6 — f3.5-36
1.27 lb
(EW-78E not included)
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.15 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (crop frame)
84 to 18 degrees
Zoom method
barrel extend, nonrotating
Image Stabilization
3rd gen, 4 stop, nonpanning
Focusing System
Internal, USM motor
Aperture Blades
7, circular
Max Aperture@focal length
f/3.5<17mm; f/4@17-24mm; f/4.5@24-38mm; f/5@38-58mm; f/5.6 > 58mm
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
moderate ghosting, mild to moderate contrast loss
Canon EF

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Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $5.00 $32.00 $37.00 $12.33
4 days $5.00 $35.00 $40.00 $10.00
7 days $7.00 $46.00 $53.00 $7.57
10 days $9.00 $62.00 $71.00 $7.10
14 days $12.00 $81.00 $93.00 $6.64
21 days $16.00 $108.00 $124.00 $5.90
30 days $21.00 $136.00 $157.00 $5.23
45 days $27.00 $177.00 $204.00 $4.53
60 days $32.00 $207.00 $239.00 $3.98
90 days $41.00 $267.00 $308.00 $3.42
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $32.00 $10.67
4 days $35.00 $8.75
7 days $46.00 $6.57
10 days $62.00 $6.20
14 days $81.00 $5.79
21 days $108.00 $5.14
30 days $136.00 $4.53
45 days $177.00 $3.93
60 days $207.00 $3.45
90 days $267.00 $2.97

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