Canon RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM review

A compact APS-C superzoom, is the Canon RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM is a must-have for EOS R7 and R10 owners?

Canon RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
(Image: © James Artaius)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Canon RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM is a compact, lightweight superzoom that makes an ideal travel companion for APS-C cameras like the Canon EOS R7 and R10. It offers much greater range and a slightly faster aperture than the RF-S 18-45mm lens, and also boasts light macro capability. It performs above expectations for a kit lens and is an excellent pickup with either of Canon's new APS-C bodies.


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    Up to 7 stops of stabilization

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    28.8-240mm equivalent range

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    0.59x macro


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    No weather sealing

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    Slow aperture

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    Average corner sharpness

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The Canon RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM is an 8.3x super telephoto zoom lens that's been specifically designed for Canon's new line of APS-C EOS R cameras.

With a full frame equivalent focal range of 28.8-240mm, the Canon RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM provides a compact superzoom that's made with the Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R10 in mind. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.