Canon RF-S 18-150 FAQ
The Features Of The 18-150mm Lens You Need to Know

Canon RF-S 18-150 FAQ

It's a great general purpose, shoot-all-kinds-of-photography lens, but you need to know a few of the key features of this lens to find out if it's a good fit for you. This Canon RF-S 18-150 FAQ page will give you the answers to the questions you have about the RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens.

What size filter does the Canon 18-150mm lens take?

The RF-S 18-150 lens accepts 55mm filters. See my post on the 4 recommended filters to consider getting for your 18-150 lens.

Does the Canon RF-S 18-150 f/3.5-6.3 lens have image stabilization?

The Canon RF-S 18-150 f/3.5-6.3 lens by itself is rated as having 4.5 stops of image stabilization. Coupled with an image stabilized Canon camera, the IS is rated at 6.5 stops. The lens does not have an external IS on/off switch on the lens, so you turn it on or off in the camera's menu.

Here's the results of my Canon RF-S 18-150mm lens image stabilization test.

How close can the RF-S 18-150mm lens focus?

The RF-S 18-150mm lens minimum focus distance varies along its entire zoom range. At 18mm it focuses 6.7 inches from the sensor. That's less than 1 inch from the front of the lens.

At its full telephoto setting of 150mm the RF-S 18-150 lens focused at 18 inches from the sensor, or about 1 ft. from the front of the lens.

Can I use a Canon tele-extender with the RF-S 18-150 lens?

The Canon 18-150mm lens is not compatible with Canon extenders. There is not enough room inside the lens barrel to handle the protruding lens element of the extender lens.

Does the Canon RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens have an aperture ring?

There is no dedicated aperture ring on the RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens. However, the focusing ring on the end of the lens can be programmed for a variety of functions, including exposure compensation.

Is there a switch on the RF-S 18-150 lens to change to manual focus?

No, there is no switch on the Canon 18-150 lens barrel to control manual focus setting. Focus control settings can be accessed in the camera menu or by using the quick "Q set" button.

Does the RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens have a control ring?

Yes, the ring at the end of the RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens barrel can be set to be used as a control ring or as a focusing ring.

What is the highest macro magnification ratio of the Canon the RF-S 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 lens?

The maximum magnification ratio of Canon the RF-S 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 lens is 0.44x at 18mm. It achieves an impressive maximum magnification of .59x at its 40mm focal length setting.

I hope this FAQ on the RF-S 18-150mm lens was helpful. It's a very versatile lens and good for many types of photography.  Also see the related posts below or use the search ability in the menu at the top of this webpage.

Have a blast. Shoot a Canon!

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