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5.0 out of 5 stars
Canon EOS 7d with 15-85mm F3.5 - 5.6 IS USM lens, 17 Oct 2011
As a keen amateur I pondered long and hard about this upgrade from my EOS 450d. I already had the kit lens that came with the 450d and had spoiled myself with a new 70-200L F4 IS USM and was really unsure about what to get. I read all that I could on both the 7d and 5d mk2., and I had read great reviews of the 15-85 lens. I decided that for less than I could get the 5d mk2 I could get the 7d and this lens. Boy am I glad I did! What a fantastic upgrade. I am very pleased with the 7d and 15-85 lens which combined give exceptional image quality and is a truly great 'walk-around' lens. To be truthfull I can't see much difference between the lenses (although the 70-200 has better build quality). Being an EOS user helped me to get to grips with the 7d but you really do have to read the handbook to get the best out of it (not that I am getting the best out of it yet!). If you're looking to upgrade I would have no hesitation in recommending the 7d with the 15-85 lens.