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Lol, there are very few lenses that are sharper than the "cheapo" 50 at f/8. If you think the 15-85 is sharper than "most of the L zooms", you're delusional.
Go look on the Canon photo forums. They beg to differ.

Here is a link to the thread I was reading

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=760140
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I asked my friend about this, she is a professional who uses Canon lenses and boxes.

She said it is not uncommon for new lenses to need to be tuned out of the box.

Might be true for your lens. Replacing it for a new - new one sometimes gets you a better factory tuned lens, but not always.
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I still think you are expecting too much from that lens. Nearly all of those photos in the POTN thread are at web resolution, which makes them look sharper than if you viewed them at a larger resolution.

If you really do think something is wrong with it though, send it back.
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Pretty sure he already did.
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Go look on the Canon photo forums. They beg to differ.

Here is a link to the thread I was reading

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=760140
I've played with this lens for a while; my experience says otherwise.
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I've played with this lens for a while; my experience says otherwise.
If you have the lens would you mind posting some sample shots? I am interested in some un edited photos from the lens.
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If you have the lens would you mind posting some sample shots? I am interested in some un edited photos from the lens.
Don't have it. I swapped with a friend for a week or two for my 30mm; once I'm back in the Bay on break, if this thread is still ongoing I'll get back to you.
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Don't have it. I swapped with a friend for a week or two for my 30mm; once I'm back in the Bay on break, if this thread is still ongoing I'll get back to you.
Ok. I just found out that the store I bought it from is just refunding my money instead of sending me a new lens because apparently they don't do exchanges so I am not sure if I should get this lens again or get something else.
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Ok. I just found out that the store I bought it from is just refunding my money instead of sending me a new lens because apparently they don't do exchanges so I am not sure if I should get this lens again or get something else.
You've got to be kidding me.
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You've got to be kidding me.
Yeah I am not to happy with them. It's the canon direct online store. The only way I can get a replacement is for them to charge my card again for the full cost of the lens then refund the money back to the card, so essentially just buying another lens and waiting for their money refund.

I am not even sure if I want the lens anymore after this one. I might get a different one once I get the money back on my card.
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