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Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

BH #CA5018RF • MFR #4515C002
Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
Compact, lightweight, and close-focusing, the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a sleek normal-length prime offering a classic, versatile field of view and an especially compact design. An ideal lens for every day, walkaround shooting, this 50mm f/1.8 is characterized by its bright design for available light shooting and apt depth of field control. The optical design incorporates one aspherical element, which reduces spherical aberrations and distortion, and also sports a Super Spectra coating to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Also, an STM motor affords impressively quiet and smooth autofocus performance and full-time manual focus override. Additionally, a configurable Control Ring lets you adjust exposure settings, including ISO, aperture, and exposure compensation, from the lens itself.
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Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Overview

Compact, lightweight, and close-focusing, the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a sleek normal-length prime offering a classic, versatile field of view and an especially compact design. An ideal lens for every day, walkaround shooting, this 50mm f/1.8 is characterized by its bright design for available light shooting and apt depth of field control. The optical design incorporates one aspherical element, which reduces spherical aberrations and distortion, and also sports a Super Spectra coating to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Also, an STM motor affords impressively quiet and smooth autofocus performance and full-time manual focus override. Additionally, a configurable Control Ring lets you adjust exposure settings, including ISO, aperture, and exposure compensation, from the lens itself.

Normal-length prime is designed for use with full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless digital cameras.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field.
One precision-molded (PMo) aspherical element suppresses spherical aberrations and distortion for high sharpness and accurate subject rendering.
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.
STM stepping motor offers fast, quiet, smooth, and accurate autofocus performance that is ideal for video recording as well as still shooting.
Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 013803338744

Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View46°
Minimum Focus Distance11.8" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.25x
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size43 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 1.6" / 69 x 40 mm
Weight5.6 oz / 160 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.645 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 4.9 x 4.2"

Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Reviews

Not Expensive but it is Sharp.

By Eduardo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-12

It is not an L lens but for its size, weight, and price it performs very well. The AF noise some people complaint about is not that prominent. Actually after using it for quit a while it does not affect photographing at all. It is a great lens to carry, fits in any pocket, Too bad the lens does not come with a hood, it seems it is a Canon thing. Highly recommended, works well with the Canon R, R6, and R5.

Excellent Lens

By Ashkosh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-21

Excellent lens - works smoothly and has a very fast focus with my Canon RP. I like having the additional ring for camera settings as well - nicely placed.

Nifty Fifty - just what you need

By Josh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-17

I have my DSLR version and got this to go with my new R7. I love it. This is a no brainer lens to have in your kit. Great all-rounder.

is so discrete

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-05

The RF50 is the perfect lens to have when doing street photography. its size is so discrete that my R6 looks like a normal camera!

Remarkable quality...

By Rodrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-04

...and not just for the price.

Great lens

By Wayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-30

Great lens for the price.

the perfect lens for it's use case

By Anat
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-07

The saying goes: the best camera is the one that's on you this lens does just that, it makes your RF mount camera be on you more of the time. is it the most spectacular optics and build quality? no. but it's worth what you pay for it, every penny of it, and if it'll make your camera be on you more, it might be the best lens you'll ever get.

Reputation nailed!

By Guillermo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

Like the titles says this lens is great and has crystal clear quality photos great for portraits.

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