For landscapes and general photography I'm using the EF-S 18-55 kit lens that came with my Canon EOS 60D body. For anything longer I use the EF-S 55-250 kit lens. They do a good job for me - good enough that problems with my photos are caused by me, not the lens.
The 18-55 lens has a couple of traits that are causing me problems. I often have to switch between manual and autofocus & I often forget the switch. Also, when I manually focus, the focus ring is very touchy - it moves, not just rotates. My other lens does this also, but it's not as noticeable & not as often.
I'm looking for a walk around lens to replace the 18-55. It looks like the Canon EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 is a good candidate in that it has full time manual focus & covers a similar focal range. Reviews of image quality vs price are also very favourable. It also gives me some overlap in focal range with my other lens so I don't have to change lenses so often.
Has anyone here used it who can comment on what the feel of the manual focus is like please? Also, does the filter mount rotate with focusing - will I need to be careful with a CPL for example? The other posts here that refer to the lens are positive, but I couldn't see these things when I searched.
Thanks for reading this