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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

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.

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.

Reputation lives on

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

Like the titles says the lens is great I hang up what I shoot and great for capturing my family in detail

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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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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