Canon strengthens its EF-S series of lenses with the launch of powerful standard kit lense for EOS EF-S camera owners: the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. The Canon EF-S 15-85mm lens is the style and performance of Canon's new APS-C sensor camera - the Canon EOS 7D.
The high-quality Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is equivalent to a 24-136mm focal length lens (5.6x standard zoom). Designed for EOS EF-S mount bodies the lens covers wide angle and portrait focal ranges. It also offers a 4-stop Image Stabilizer as well as a close focusing distance of just 0.35m throughout the zoom range.
The new lens offers great low-light performance due to the inclusion of a 4-stop Image Stabilizer that automatically detects panning and tripods, responding accordingly to help photographers take steady shots in any situation. The addition of ultra low dispersion (UD) lenses and aspherical lens elements - as well as lens coatings optimised to combat ghosting and flare - ensure high quality throughout.
The Canon 15-85mm lens features Canon's improved exterior lens design that offers an improved high-grade look and feel compared with previous EF-S lenses.
Offering a wide range of focal lengths the Canon 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM are ideal all purpose lens, suitable for the photographer looking for a walk around lens or those with many lenses who on occasion wish to travel lighter.