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EF-S 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM

Canon press release 1 September 2009

Canon today strengthens its EF-S series of lenses with the launch of a powerful standard kit – the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. The lens matches the style and performance of Canon’s new APS-C sensor camera – the Canon EOS 7D.   

The high-quality 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 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. Both products also include a circular aperture for beautiful background blur (bokeh). 

The lens features Canon’s updated exterior design that offers an improved high-grade look and feel compared with previous EF-S lenses. 

Offering a wide range of focal lengths it is an ideal all-purpose lenses.

Pricing and availability

The EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is available from mid-October 2009 priced at 849.99 / €989.99 RRP inc. VAT

Specification

Focal length 15-85mm
Angle-of-view 84 30' to 18 25'
Construction 17 elements/12 groups
Minimum aperture f22-36
Minimum focus 0.35m
Maximum magnification 0.21x at 85mm
Image stabilisation up to 4-stop correction
Filter 72mm
Weight 575g
Size 81.6mm (diameter) x 88mm (length)

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