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Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

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

Sept 1st, 2009
Canon has officially introduced the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens. Combining a extensive zoom range featuring wide angle and telephoto plus a 4-stop Image Stabilizer, the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM provides outstanding performance and flexibility.

Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS Lens Major Features:

  •  High performance all-purpose 5.6x 24-136mm equivalent EF-S standard zoom
  •  4 stop Image Stabilizer
  •  Automatic panning and tripod detection
  •  0.35m close focusing
  •  UD and aspherical lenses
  •  Super Spectra coatings
  •  7-blade aperture
  •  Optional lens hood
  • High performance flexible wide angle zoom: With an effective focal length range of approximately 24-136mm (35 mm equivalent), the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is a lens that delivers outstanding flexibility while delivering remarkable image quality. With its wider angle than many comparable lenses, it captures more of the scene and adds a greater sense of space and perspective to your photography.

    Image Stabilizer: The EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM features Canon’s 4-stop Image Stabilizer (IS). Ideal for handheld work, IS allows the use of shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower without causing image blur. The Image Stabilizer helps when shooting in low light conditions or from moving vehicles.

    Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS Zoom Lens

    Looks as good as it performs: The EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM features Canon’s new exterior design, with a textured finish for a high quality look and feel, that matches your EOS camera.

    Ultra fast, ultra quiet auto focus: The ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive responsive, near-silent high speed auto focus.

    The ring type USM allows full time manual focus override without having to switch out of AF, for a greater level of usability.

    Super Spectra coatings: Lens elements are coated using Canon’s Super Spectra lens coating which suppresses flare and prevents ghosting – which is more prone to occur with digital cameras due to reflection off the image sensor.

    Canon’s Super Spectra coating also helps achieve true colour balance and increase contrast for vivid images.

    Creative background blur: A 7 blade circular aperture enables photographers to achieve a beautiful background blur; ideal for isolating your subject from the background.

    The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is scheduled to be available in Canada in late October and sell at an estimated retail price of $999 Canadian.

    In the US we recommend checking out Amazon for the latest offer on the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens.

    Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Wide-Angle Zoom Specifications
    EF-S Focal length
    Focal range (35mm)
    Maximum aperture
    Minimum aperture
    SLR Format EF-S type
    Lens construction
    17 elements in 12 groups
    Ultrasonic motor Yes, Ring USM
    Distance Information
    Closest focusing
    Max magnification ratio
    No. of diaphragm blades
    7 (rounded)
    Image Stabilizer Up to four stop vibration compensation
    Filter/attachment size
    Diameter x length Approximately 81.6 x 87.5mm
    Approximately 575g
    Supplied: 72mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap E-72U, Rear Lens Cap. Optional: Bayonet Hood EW-78E, Flexible Lens Pouch LP-1116

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