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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

BH #CA5018EFSTM • MFR #0570C002
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
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.
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM 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.
UPC: 013803256871

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View46°
Minimum Focus Distance13.78" / 35 cm
Maximum Magnification0.21x
Optical Design6 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.72 x 1.54" / 69.2 x 39.2 mm
Weight5.64 oz / 160 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.45 x 4.3 x 4.3"

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Reviews

An upgrade of multiple dividends!

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-11

My older Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens was given to a friend who took up photography in retirement. She was delighted. I purchased this stm lens for use with my Canon 5D Mark III, and I was not disappointed! Five stars for sharpness and bokeh. I shoot primarily in aperture-priority mode. At f/3.2 and f/3.5, I get beautiful results. This lens is a winner!

Love the wide aperture!!

By Lydia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-24

Love the wide aperture on this lens makes for a great shallow depth!

Buy this lens!

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

This lens is incredible!! It paid for itself on it's first shoot. Great detail, great bokeh, great lens!! In auto and manual focus, just an overall smooth lens that works very well! I'm super impressed with it.

A Newbie With A Nifty

By Natasha
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

I love my nifty 50. I'm new to learning photography and the nifty 50 came highly recommended by my photographer mentor, David Molnar. Im excited to shoot everything now!

Easy and fun to use

By Kristen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

My yearbook students put these on and at first were jolted by the prime lens and it's lack of zoom. But then they saw the effect of the shallow depth of field on portraits, and were hooked! Good service and tracking throughout the order process.

Overall great

By Rafael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-13

This lens works really well, it's a little stiff putting it in my camera but other than that it's fine.

Great piece!

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-02

Really impressed with the quality of the shots.

Amazing Starter Lens

By Evan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-30

At this price you can't get any better than this. If you are starting out as a photographer or videographer this lens will be perfect for you. It's incredibly light weight and delivers an incredible depth of field.

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