RF lenses rated best to worst?

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travelinbri_74
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RF lenses rated best to worst?

Canon has put out some amazing lenses recently. How would you rate the RF lenses from best to worst?

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CarlosMart
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I only own 2 RF lenses so far:

50mm f/1.2 = 5 of 5 stars

70-200mm f/2.8 = still playing with it, but great so far

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Dexter75 Senior Member • Posts: 2,717
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I doubt you will find many who have used all or even half of them. Ive only shot with the 50 f/1.2 and the 28-70 f/2. Both are stellar, arguably the best zoom and 50mm prime I have ever used. Right up there with the couple Leica M mount lenses I have used that cost over twice as much. Its not just the sharpness, its also the IQ and overall look they give, especially the 50mm. Nothing like them on the market IMO.

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Yes, I have heard these are great. Haven't heard much yet about the 15-35/2.8 or 24-70/2.8...

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I have the 50 and 85. They are both as close to flawless as one can hope for. The 50 has so much character and is stupid sharp wide open. The 85 is also everything the EF 85L isn’t- sharp wide open, absolutely zero chromatic aberration, and fast to focus.

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phatgreatwall Forum Member • Posts: 69
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the RF 35 1.8 AF hunts a bit, and sometimes just completely loses focus and cant retain it unless i point it to a much more constrasty area.

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Absolutely agree!

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travelinbri_74 wrote:

Canon has put out some amazing lenses recently. How would you rate the RF lenses from best to worst?

I've only used the RF 50mm 1.2 so far... awesome by the way! The 15-35 and 24-70 probably won't get much love since they are more workhorses than specialty. However, you can't dismiss the usefulness and versatility of those zooms! Especially with them both being image stabilized in the RF versions!

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I'm very pleased with the 24-105 f/4. I've had the EF versions and currently the Sigma 24-105 f/4 Art. Sure, its not up to the f2.8 or f/2 zooms but its a capable f/4 zoom, great travel lens. This one is with a 6 stop ND filter in front of the glass

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MAC Forum Pro • Posts: 14,898
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I'd agree with the RF 24-105 F4L - it is world class for this range and for what it is!

rsmithsd73 wrote:

I'm very pleased with the 24-105 f/4. I've had the EF versions and currently the Sigma 24-105 f/4 Art. Sure, its not up to the f2.8 or f/2 zooms but its a capable f/4 zoom, great travel lens. This one is with a 6 stop ND filter in front of the glass

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joenj Contributing Member • Posts: 822
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travelinbri_74 wrote:

Canon has put out some amazing lenses recently. How would you rate the RF lenses from best to worst?

I have the RF 50 and RF 28-70. Would buy them again. The versatily of the RF 28-70 is fantastic: Can be used for anything from landscape to astro, portrait, social ...

Cannot await the RF 14-28 F/2 to see the light of the world.

fastnsharp Forum Member • Posts: 58
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joenj wrote:

travelinbri_74 wrote:

Canon has put out some amazing lenses recently. How would you rate the RF lenses from best to worst?

I have the RF 50 and RF 28-70. Would buy them again. The versatily of the RF 28-70 is fantastic: Can be used for anything from landscape to astro, portrait, social ...

Cannot await the RF 14-28 F/2 to see the light of the world.

14-28 would be a dream come true.

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fastnsharp wrote:

joenj wrote:

travelinbri_74 wrote:

Canon has put out some amazing lenses recently. How would you rate the RF lenses from best to worst?

I have the RF 50 and RF 28-70. Would buy them again. The versatily of the RF 28-70 is fantastic: Can be used for anything from landscape to astro, portrait, social ...

Cannot await the RF 14-28 F/2 to see the light of the world.

14-28 would be a dream come true.

Hope so.

Hoka Hey
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travelinbri_74 wrote:

Yes, I have heard these are great. Haven't heard much yet about the 15-35/2.8 or 24-70/2.8...

RF 15-35 is amazing. There are some threads on the forum about it.

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phatgreatwall wrote:

the RF 35 1.8 AF hunts a bit, and sometimes just completely loses focus and cant retain it unless i point it to a much more constrasty area.

My experience with the RF 35 is just the opposite. Very sharp. Quick to focus and holds focus. I think that this is consistent with most reviews as well.

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MAC wrote:

I'd agree with the RF 24-105 F4L - it is world class for this range and for what it is!

rsmithsd73 wrote:

I'm very pleased with the 24-105 f/4. I've had the EF versions and currently the Sigma 24-105 f/4 Art. Sure, its not up to the f2.8 or f/2 zooms but its a capable f/4 zoom, great travel lens. This one is with a 6 stop ND filter in front of the glass

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Hoka Hey wrote:

travelinbri_74 wrote:

Yes, I have heard these are great. Haven't heard much yet about the 15-35/2.8 or 24-70/2.8...

RF 15-35 is amazing. There are some threads on the forum about it.

I thought I had looked - links?

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Bhotoz Senior Member • Posts: 1,225
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travelinbri_74 wrote:

Canon has put out some amazing lenses recently. How would you rate the RF lenses from best to worst?

I think it's not very useful to rate RF lenses from best to worst, because they are all different tools and have different price points. Sure 15-35 is better than 24-240 @24mm etc...

I have had 5D3 + EF 24-105 (original), EF 35 IS and EF 70-200 2.8ii, and now I have R + those comparable RF lenses: RF 24-105, RF 35 and RF 70-200, It's not just lenses, it's the whole package that makes my shooting experience and images better with R + RF lenses. Would never go back to those EF-lenses with adapter (or 5d3) anymore.

Hoka Hey
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travelinbri_74 wrote:

Hoka Hey wrote:

travelinbri_74 wrote:

Yes, I have heard these are great. Haven't heard much yet about the 15-35/2.8 or 24-70/2.8...

RF 15-35 is amazing. There are some threads on the forum about it.

I thought I had looked - links?

Try this search:

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