How many people holding off the EF lens waiting for the RF varient?

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jimbrobb Contributing Member • Posts: 637
How many people holding off the EF lens waiting for the RF varient?

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Abu Mahendra Veteran Member • Posts: 5,215
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I am holding out for a RF 40mm f/1.2 L

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jimbrobb wrote:

I will compare the RF and EF versions for price and performance when the RF appears.  So far, I am leaning to the EF because it doesn't lens pump and it is cheaper.

The adapter doesn't bother me so, to me, all the Canon EF lenses are RF mounts.

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If I knew Canon was going to bring an f4 ultra wide zoom to market, I'd wait. But, well...

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Re: How many people holding off the EF lens waiting for the RF varient?

jimbrobb wrote:

Holding onto three EF lenses: 16-35mm f4L IS because of the price of the recently released RF equivalent; Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 because it's better than the RF24-240mm; Tamron 85mm f1.8 VC SP because it's a third of the price of the RF85mm but not a third of its image quality.

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Re: How many people holding off the EF lens waiting for the RF varient?

I am not in the market for extra lenses as I run both Sony and Canon. But if I were I would wait for the RF version. Firstly because they are probably quite a bit better, don't require an adapter so smaller, lighter and secondly because they should hold their resale value better.

What are FD lenses worth today? That's a look into the future of EF lenses.

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Nope

Bought only one RF lens so far (35mm f1.8). The other three I bought were the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM; the EF70-300mm F 4 5.6 IS II USM, and, just recently a macro lens.

If Canon had had an RF 100mm macro lens in the works, I might have waited, but as it was, they did not, so, after trying three macro options (Canon EF 100mm L, Tamron 90mm, and Sigma 105mm), I decided on the Sigma, and have been enjoying it immensely.  I suspect I won't even move to a native RF 100mm version if/when it comes out, as the Sigma is working quite well for me and I like its overall output a lot.

I might consider a used EF 24-105 f4/L  lens if one comes my way at a reasonable price, as it's a better lens for landscape than the STM lens, but after trying the RF 24-105mm, and getting an iffy sample, I have no intention of trying another one of those...I'd get the EF L version instead.

So, in answer to your question, no, I would not wait for native lenses for my purposes.  The EF-RF adapter works extremely well on the lenses I have used on it, and I can get what I need in EF now, so why not?

Besides, if a truly stellar RF version of a lens I currently have comes out, I can always sell the EF version (if I bought it used, then I probably will lose very little on the deal, too), and get the RF.  Win-win, all around.

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Re: How many people holding off the EF lens waiting for the RF varient?

I just bought the ef85L 1.4 is.  I waited for the reviews of the rf85L 1.2, and as good as they are, I thought I'd be happy to trade that one stop, for IS and more compact and the $1300 cost diff.  Love the lens even with added adapter length, but adapter has the control ring, which I now love.

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When my EF lenses are no longer maintainable, I'll replace them.  Same schedule as if the R didn't exist

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quiquae Senior Member • Posts: 1,557
Re: How many people holding off the EF lens waiting for the RF varient?

Noogy wrote:

jimbrobb wrote:

Holding onto three EF lenses: 16-35mm f4L IS because of the price of the recently released RF equivalent;

Well, the RF 15-35L is F2.8. Not really equivalent, except maybe in size (16-35F4L is not a small lens, especially with the adapter attached).

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Re: How many people holding off the EF lens waiting for the RF varient?

quiquae wrote:

Noogy wrote:

jimbrobb wrote:

Holding onto three EF lenses: 16-35mm f4L IS because of the price of the recently released RF equivalent;

Well, the RF 15-35L is F2.8. Not really equivalent, except maybe in size (16-35F4L is not a small lens, especially with the adapter attached).

That's right. 2.8 makes it sumptuous for night photography. Let's see. I'll probably sell a couple of lenses to grab it down the road.

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Astrophotographer 10 wrote:

I am not in the market for extra lenses as I run both Sony and Canon. But if I were I would wait for the RF version. Firstly because they are probably quite a bit better, don't require an adapter so smaller, lighter and secondly because they should hold their resale value better.

What are FD lenses worth today? That's a look into the future of EF lenses.

Greg.

Hardly. FD lenses couldn't be used on EF mount without an adapter that was a slight teleconverter which made some people complain about image degradation.

EF lenses are the common link between EOS M and RF mount, working natively on either. People also buy them for E mount, Fujifilm, L mount, micro four-thirds and specialist video cameras; those cameras can't take either EOS M or RF mount lenses. As long as people keep buying EF lenses Canon will happily sell them.

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I have pretty much a compete set of all the EF lenses I might ever want. I currently use them on a 5D IV, 7D II, and R. I'm in no hurry to replace any of them. I am rather interested in the 24-240, but it has to compete with my EOS M kit, so I probably won't bother - the lens alone is nearly the weight of my entire M kit.

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Re: How many people holding off the EF lens waiting for the RF varient?

Just bought the EF 85mm f/1.8. Will think about buying the RF variant if it ever will be made and if the price will be similar. If all new RF lenses will have higher prices I'll just stick to used EF glass.

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I have EF lenses, both telephoto and prime, from 24mm to 400mm. I decided to try the RF 24-105 kit lens to see what an RF lens would do vs the EF. I was happy with the results, so I bought one since it was recently on sale from Canon. My EF lenses are capable for the hobbyist that I am, so I won't be replacing them with RF equivalents. The RF lenses are good, but pricey. I'll probably use the RF 24-105 as my daily walk-around lens.

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Michel Matra New Member • Posts: 18
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My friend got an EOS R after I got mine (and he liked it), and he wants to build his collection similar to mine (24-70 and 70-200 2.8 L).

My advice to him was to get EF lenses, even though he has the money for the RF versions when they come out.

We are not pro photographers, so my point of view is to get good lenses and use the extra money for other things (travel, ...). Then in a few years he can buy the RF to replace his versions when the prices have come down.

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I will keep my EF 70-300mm L and 100mm macro non-L because I don't use them often enough to justify a RF version. I would like to replace my ef-s 10-22mm and 18-135mm with RF 16-35 f/4 and 24-70 f/4 when they are released. I wouldn't consider the current ef versions. Mostly, I'm fine with using adapted vintage primes, but I would like a better 20-24mm prime. Maybe a CJZ Flektogon 20mm or Pentax-A 20mm f/2.8. My current Lentar 21mm f/3.5 isn't very good, but I got it for $15 at an antique store.

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Michel Matra wrote:

My friend got an EOS R after I got mine (and he liked it), and he wants to build his collection similar to mine (24-70 and 70-200 2.8 L).

My advice to him was to get EF lenses, even though he has the money for the RF versions when they come out.

We are not pro photographers, so my point of view is to get good lenses and use the extra money for other things (travel, ...). Then in a few years he can buy the RF to replace his versions when the prices have come down.

Prices won't come down enough to make it worth buying twice. Plus you have to deal with that adapter.

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