Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens


Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens


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  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 overview

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One of the most versatile focal lengths available, the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens from Canon is a compact, normal-length prime well-suited to everyday shooting. The bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field for isolating subject matter. Individual elements feature a Super Spectra coating to help minimize flare and ghosting to realize greater contrast and color accuracy when working in backlit and harsh conditions. Additionally, an STM stepping AF motor is used to realize quick and near-silent autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.

Normal-length prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides an 80mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture enables control over depth of field for selective focus applications and also benefits working in low-light situations.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An STM stepping AF motor realizes smooth, near-silent autofocus that is complemented by advanced AF algorithms and a high-speed CPU for fast AF performance. Additionally, full-time manual focus override is also available.
Redeveloped physical design incorporates a metal lens mount for durability as well as a re-located focusing ring to maintain a compact form factor.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.

Canon 50mm f/1.8 specs

Focal Length 50mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 46°
Minimum Focus Distance 13.78" / 35 cm
Magnification 0.21x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.76
Optical Design 6 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Autofocus Yes
Filter Thread Front: 49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 2.72 x 1.54" / 69.2 x 39.2 mm
Weight 5.64 oz / 160 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.45 x 4.18 x 4.15"

Canon 50mm f/1.8 reviews

EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 784.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome After testing this lens, I'm really happy with its performance. I used a Canon f1.4 USM for a long time, I decided to upgrade with this one. The optical quality of this new 1.8 STM is a little better than the 1.4 USM. It is very sharp, with beautiful contrast and not flare in backlighting situations. The background blur is wonderful! The auto focus is simply perfect! I like a lot the metal mount that it has. Lightweight. The finish of this lens is very attractive. Bought with the Canon lens hood, which is highly recomended, nice quality! If you are thinking to buy a 50 mm from Canon, it is the glass! The price is a bargain!
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low Price, High Quality This was a recent addition to my photography gear. What intrigued me the most was the price. I had seen photos taken with this lens, and thought I would have to sell my car to get a lens like this. Turned out I only needed to sell my toaster oven! This lens is by far the best-value lens ever sold. I'm a motorsports photographer and need a lens that can capture photos in the somewhat tight paddock. The sharpness of image and overall quality absolutely blew me away! The small size of this lens makes it easy to toss into a camera gear bag without taking up any space. Recently I used this lens for some street photography and the results were great!
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy! I'm a rookie photographer, but I can still take some great pics and I have. I have been watching for products to come out and this was one of the newest that is a great price! Little skeptical I do my research and there wasn't anything about how well this was going to be just what the previous version did and the hopeful upgrades. Well I got it today and took a few pics with it in different settings and it was amazing. AF was super smooth, and the addition of the metal mount makes it fit perfect and very sturdy. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get some great shots out of a cheaper lens but one that still has great quality! Shipped over night was perfect!
Date published: 2015-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must have lens for any shooter I just bought this lens a week ago for my 6D and I've been using it for some portraits and low light situations and I love it. I went with this model because I didn't like the cheap feel of the original 50mm lens. Its definitely built a lot better than the original. Although the optics seem unchanged from the original and image quality is about the same, its still the best for your buck. FYI, at f/1.8 its not as sharp as I would've wished it would be, definitely sharpest at f/2.8. If you want a great 50mm lens with great build quality, silent AF, and great image quality, I'd definitely recommend this to everyone.
Date published: 2015-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crazy Good for the price! I am blown away by the quality of this lens wide open. The sample picture is taken at f/2.2, but it is sharp, and the focus speed is wonderful as well. I am a full time wedding and real estate photographer, so my lens lineup consists of the best Canon L series lenses. However, this lens has a place in my bag. The build quality is great considering the materials used. It is cheap plastic, but everything works well, and the motor is quiet. I prefer the 85mm focal length, but I love this lens already. I am hoping that Canon steps up all their outdated lenses (no pun intended).
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Little Engine That Could! Small enough to get lost in your camera bag. powerful enough to make sure it doesn't - The lens meets, and in some cases exceeds the manufacturer's specifications. Mounted on a 7D, it produced sharp images as close as ten inches from the subject (lists 1.15 feet as the minimum), and has little to no visible distortion when shooting at approx twenty feet (I shot a barn door with vertical, diagonal, and horizontal boarding, then put the image into the lens correction filter on Photoshop with the grid displayed to determine how accurate it was) - overall, it looks to be a great addition to your arsenal.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Deferentially NOT a silent lens After recently purchasing a Canon 80D Kit w/ 18-55mm, I also added this 50mm 1.8 STM exclusively for shooting video. This is also my first Canon after 25 years of Nikon. Sadly the lens it self is great, but I should have checked more reviews here in B&H and around the web about it’s AF noise during video. With a Rode Video Micro mounted to the camera hot-shoe the 50mm 1.8 STM lens is deftly NOT silent… though more silent then a standard AF lens, still unusable with an on-camera microphone mounting. - If you use this lens, use a lav mic or boom pole mic off camera. - The motor in the 18-55 STM Kit Lens (and other STM Zooms) is DIFFERENT and IS SILENT during video!!!
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Heck Of A Lens Ok I am not a professional photographer. But I LOVE taking captures and freezing moments in time. I only wish I had done more of this at a Much younger age; I am 65 years young. But this lens is all they say and more. I have read and read many reviews on the Nifty Fifty and I wanted it mainly just for portraits and family shooting, but took it outside to a photo shoot for a small clothes boutique and wow did it perform. I can only say it is so worth the money and so worth the results I got with every shot. BUY IT TODAY!!! The only con I had was a little slow in auto focus mode but it may be that i am a little slow in my own mode.
Date published: 2015-09-18
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