Complementing the lens itself, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens with Cleaning Kit from B&H bundles the sleek normal-length prime with a kit for keeping your lens clean.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
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.
Vivitar Lens and Screen Cleaning Kit
This Lens and Screen Cleaning Kit from Vivitar includes three types of cleaning tools that can be used to help keep optics as well as viewing screens dust, dirt, and smudge free. A 5.5 x 5.5", non-abrasive microfiber cloth provides the ability to quickly wipe clean a front lens element, a filter, or the screens on cameras and smartphones. A storage pouch keeps the microfiber cloth clean for further use. For eyepieces, small lenses, and crevices on camera equipment that cannot be easily reached with a microfiber cloth, five disposable Digi-Tip swabs are also supplied. Each Digi-Tip features two absorbent ends on a small plastic handle. When stubborn water, oil, or dirt spots are encountered, a 1 oz bottle of alcohol and ammonia-free cleaning fluid can be used with the microfiber cloth or Digi-Tips to increase their effectiveness.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Specs
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance
13.78" / 35 cm
6 Elements in 5 Groups
49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.72 x 1.54" / 69.2 x 39.2 mm
5.64 oz / 160 g
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.45 x 4.3 x 4.3"
Vivitar Lens and Screen Cleaning Kit Specs
Microfiber Cloth (L x W): 5.5 x 5.5" (14.0 x 14.0 cm)
Digi-Tip (L): 3.0" (7.6 cm)