Thursday, January 7, 2010
Rise of the Mid-Range Zooms
My wife has a new Canon EOS 7D Body(Sweeet! :o) with the new Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens. Wide-open, it produces some corner vignetting, but is otherwise tact sharp. I'm a Nikon user, but I figure if it were to go head to head with my Nikon 18-200, I’m pretty sure it would outperform it in sharpness. Pair it with a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens, and you’ve got quite a compelling two-lens travel setup. Yup… I have half a mind to trade in my trusty Nikon 18-200mm VR lens for Nikon’s equivalent Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G Lens and a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lenssetup. If I add my 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lensinto the mix, I'll have a pretty sweet three-lens setup!