Ellis Feibush's reviews

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

    2 out of 10 points and not recommended
    Potentially good walk around zoom
    Major front-focus issues

    This lens has become one my worst lens nightmares. I have had nothing but problems with it since I purchased it . The problems stem from inherant front focus issues. It is now back at the Canon Jamesburg, NJ service facility for the third time and they still haven't been able to fix it. Perhaps it's a bad sample not able to be repaired. It is still under warrantee. Canon was able to fix the front focus issue at the long end, but I live at the short (read: wide angle) end of the lens. Around 15 - 25mm end of this lens. Images are extremely soft at this end of the lens. Cannot get sharp images at infinity. Owning this lens has become a major lesson in frustration. I am forced to think about spending much more money on an L series lens. After owning many Nikon lenses, I never, ever had this problem with any of my Nikon lenses. Not sure what to do. I guess it's a mistake to be a slave to two masters, or at least in this case, a slave to one poor master.

    reviewed January 1st, 2011 (purchased for $737)