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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

Sharp as a tack

By Martin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-24

Nice and sharp

Nice lens

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-21

Good quality

Light weight, Compact and great for Video.

By Sean D
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-14

Great Lens, Light Weight, a bit on the slow side. Lacks speed. Great for Video.

Nice and compact and fun to use

By badcurator
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-10

After purchasing the new to me Canon EOS RP with the RF 24-105 this was the next lens I decided to get after reading the positive reviews and knowing that a 50mm is a lens that has always been part of my equipment in the past. I can only say it has turned out to be a sound decision and the lens is going to get a lot of use.

Upgraded from EF 50/1.8 gen 1.

By Grigory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-06

Had an old first gen EF 50/1.8 with plastic mount. The RF version is a lot sharper and feels much more solid, not to mention makes the whole setup significantly smaller on R cameras, no need for adopter. Did not try it for video, but works great for photography.

Very Good lens ... great price

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-29

A very nice lens, sharp, small and light

Love it

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-27

Pri ce is right for a prime lens

Nifty Fifty RF is wonderful

By Billy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-26

Great lens, sharp images, great in low light. Not L glass, but very, very good for the price and a great carry around lens for everyday photos

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How do you manually focus this lens?

How do you manually focus this lens?
Asked by: Judith
To manually focus when using the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens, you may set the Focus Mode in your camera to Manual Focus, then set the [CONTROL/FOCUS] switch built onto the lens to [FOCUS]. You may then rotate the control ring built onto the lens to adjust your focus. You can also press the [MAGNIFY] button (button of a magnifying glass) on the back of the camera to increase the magnification on the camera's LCD screen to assist your viewing during manual focus. If the camera is set to Autofocus and the [CONTROL/FOCUS] switch is set to [FOCUS], you should also have full-time manual focus override, allowing you to focus manually while the camera is still set to autofocus mode.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-03-20

Strictly out of curiosity, what is the country of ...

Strictly out of curiosity, what is the country of manufacture?
Asked by: David
It's made in Malaysia
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2020-11-27

Weather sealing?

Weather sealing?
Asked by: Adam
No, the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens is not weather-sealed.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2020-11-23

This lens works with Canon 6D body?

This lens works with Canon 6D body?
Asked by: Juan Josè
No this is a RF lens
Answered by: andrew
Date published: 2021-05-09

What is the closest focusing distance for this ...

What is the closest focusing distance for this lens?
Asked by: Jeff
Its minimum focusing distance is 11.8"/30cm.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2020-11-20

What is the latest firmware for this lens? Just ...

What is the latest firmware for this lens? Just got mine, the firmware version is at 1.0.0, checked Canon website... nothing so far.
Asked by: Onnei
Firmware v1.0.0 is currently the latest version at this time for the RF 50mm 1.8
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2020-12-16

Will this lens fit a canon eos r6 or do I need an ...

Will this lens fit a canon eos r6 or do I need an adapter?
Asked by: Brittany
No adapter needed. will mount with no problem.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-01-02

would this work on a m6 mark ii?

would this work on a m6 mark ii?
Asked by: Aidan
No it will not its a different mount. CANON RF
Answered by: andrew
Date published: 2021-06-01
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