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RF-S 18-150 replacement recommendations for landscape photography

ctitanic
Enthusiast

Hi Team
I have a R7 with the RF-S 18-150 that I took to a recent trip. While the 18-150 range satisfy my needs when I'm on a trip taking landscape and street/candid pictures the quality of the candid or portrait pictures is not what I want or like. I own a EF70-200 which I love but being a actually a 112-320 in the R7 that range does not satisfy my landscape needs. I tried to use a speed booster with the 70-200 and that almost did the trick but the vignetting was really bad at 70mm.

So I want to replace the 18-150 with something with image quality and range that would satisfy my range and bokeh requirements.

I'm not willing to pay the RF prices, I'm looking for something in the range of $500 or less. I have researched EF lenses, mostly first generation but I'm not finding enough information about how they are working in the R7. These are my current candidates:

Canon EF 24-70 L f4 (around $500 used) I'm hesitating on this one because it's a f4, I would have preferred a f2.8 but the f2.8 Mk1 is around $600 and the Mk2 is about $800.
Canon EF 24-105 L f4 (around $700 used). This one again makes me hesitate because is an f4 and I have read comments about not working properly in the R7.
Sigma EF-S 50-100 f1.8 Art lens (around $600-$800 used). So far this is the one that pleased me, the only one is that minimum aperture is 50mm so I'm not sure if it's wide enough for landscape taking pictures of Mayan structures and buildings and 100mm is not good enough for wild life photography when you are taking pictures of Mayan structures.

I want to read what is the experience of other R7 owners. What is the best of the 3 I listed and if I missed any other lens that should be consider to replace the RF-S 18-150?

Any other lens other than the RF lens?



Frank
Gear: Canon EOS R7, EF100-400 L II, EF70-200 f2.8 II, RF18-150, RF50.
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ctitanic
Enthusiast

For the record, I pulled the trigger and got this one:

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens

Pros:

-a real all in one lens

-weather sealing

-the ability to fine tune focus and other lens parameters via USB docking

-can be found for the price range I was looking at

-better low light performance than the 18-150

Cons

-No exactly the bokeh I was looking for.



Frank
Gear: Canon EOS R7, EF100-400 L II, EF70-200 f2.8 II, RF18-150, RF50.
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ctitanic
Enthusiast

Just to clarify, looking for an used affordable solution. Either EF L or EF-S that works with the Canon R7. 



Frank
Gear: Canon EOS R7, EF100-400 L II, EF70-200 f2.8 II, RF18-150, RF50.
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Greetings ctitanic,

I can understand your interest in obtaining a lens with a more open aperture that can provide great shallow depth of field, or the "bokeh" that you're wanting. Lenses with a larger aperture require larger glass where it does make the cost higher compared to lenses with a smaller aperture. At this time, our website does not offer a lens within the $500 price range which would meet your requirements but please feel free to browse our available lenses by visiting the following link:

https://www.usa.canon.com/shop/lenses

Do you sell used lenses? I don't think so.



Frank
Gear: Canon EOS R7, EF100-400 L II, EF70-200 f2.8 II, RF18-150, RF50.
Flickr

ctitanic
Enthusiast

For the record, I pulled the trigger and got this one:

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens

Pros:

-a real all in one lens

-weather sealing

-the ability to fine tune focus and other lens parameters via USB docking

-can be found for the price range I was looking at

-better low light performance than the 18-150

Cons

-No exactly the bokeh I was looking for.



Frank
Gear: Canon EOS R7, EF100-400 L II, EF70-200 f2.8 II, RF18-150, RF50.
Flickr

shadowsports
Legend
Legend

Greetings,

Canon sells new and refurbished lenses.  The refurbs come with the same 1 yr warranty as new 

Check frequently as deals come a go:

Shop Canon Lenses, Refurbished Lenses | Canon U.S.A, Inc.

What you have:

RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM 

18-18mm = f/3.5
18-27mm = f/4.0
28-34mm = f/4.5
35-44mm = f/5.0
45-61mm = f/5.6
62-150mm = f/6.3

What you purchased:

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens

18-26mm = f3.5
27-41mm = f4
42-49mm = f4.5
50-88mm = f5
89-176mm = f5.6
177-400mm f6.3

The Tammy has a metal mount, the Canon's is plastic.  Its does weight about 2.5x more.  I'm not a T-fan myself, but I have friends who like theirs. 

Finding a single solution for landscape and wildlife photography in one lens would be quite challenging if not impossible.  

Hope it works out for you.

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


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