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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
|Price:||$125.00 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- 50mm focal length and maximum aperture of f/1.8
- Great for portraits, action, and nighttime photography
- Minimum focusing distance of 1.15 ft. (0.35m) and a maximum magnification of 0.21x
- Stepping motor (STM) delivers near silent, continous Move Servo AF for movies and smooth AF for stills
- 80mm effective focal-length on APS-C cameras, 50mm on full-frame cameras
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||ES-68|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.72 x 2.72 x 1.54 inches|
|Item Display Weight||8.6 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.35 pounds|
|Lens Design||Body Only|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||6|
|Number of Groups||5|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||49 mm|
|Shipping Weight||0.6 pounds|
|Style Name||Lens Only|
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF-S||Canon EF|
|Dimensions||2.72 inches x 1.54 inches x 2.72 inches||2.68 inches x 0.87 inches x 2.68 inches||2.68 inches x 0.91 inches x 2.68 inches||2.68 inches x 1.61 inches x 2.68 inches|
|Item Weight||0.35 pounds||0.29 pounds||0.28 pounds||0.29 pounds|
|Lens||Prime lens||medium-format||Prime lens||Prime lens|
|Maximum Aperture||5.6 f||2.8||Information not provided||1.8|
|Max Focal Length||50 mm||40 mm||24 mm||50 mm|
|Min Focal Length||50 mm||40 mm||24 mm||50|
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From the Manufacturer
EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Compact and lightweight—an outstanding walk-around lens Canon's EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a great entry into the world of EOS prime lenses. With an 80mm effective focal-length on APS-C cameras, 50mm on full-frame cameras, it's an excellent prime lens for portraits, action, even nighttime photography. Its bright maximum aperture of f/1.8 helps it not only to excel in low light, but also to capture gorgeous, sharp images and movies with beautiful background blur thanks to its circular 7-blade design. An updated lens arrangement with new lens coatings helps render images with excellent color balance, plus minimized ghosting and flare. Performance is brilliant, with a stepping motor (gear-type STM) to deliver near silent, continuous Movie Servo AF for movies plus speedy, smooth AF for stills. A redesigned exterior with improved focus ring placement makes manual focus adjustments a breeze. Canon's most compact 50mm lens, the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM has a rugged metal mount, plus an improved minimum focusing distance of 1.15 ft. (0.35m) and a maximum magnification of 0.21x. Offering sharp performance for the best in movies and stills, it's a fixed focal length gem—the perfect lens for photographers and moviemakers to expand the creative possibilities with their EOS cameras.
- Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 50mm f/1.8
- Lens Construction: 6 elements in 5 groups
- Diagonal Angle of View: 46°
- Focus Adjustment: AF with full-time manual
- Closest Focusing Distance: 1.15 ft. / 0.35m
- Filter Size: 49mm
- Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: Approx. 2.7 x 1.5 in. / 69.2 x 39.3mm, Approx. 5.6 oz. / 159g
Top Customer Reviews
CONSTRUCTION: Slightly smaller and heavier than the prior model, EF 50 1.8 II, aka nifty-fifty, but with significantly better build quality. Improvements include metal mount, sturdier barrel and AF/MF switch, larger focus ring, grippy matte finish and stepping motor (STM). Unfortunately, it has an odd filter size, 49mm, rather than 52 or 58mm common to small Canon lenses.
OPTICAL QUALITY: It's the same optical formula as the nifty-fifty, but with tweaks to lens coatings and improved close focus ability. Wide open it's tack sharp center frame, sharper than my nifty-fifty. Corners on full frame, e.g., 6D, are darker and softer than center but equalize by F2.8. On APS-C cameras, e.g., 70D and Rebel, there is little corner darkening or softness since nearly half the image circle is cropped out. Optimal sharpness is at F5.6. Chromatic aberration (CA) is mild and reduced over the nifty-fifty. In short, image quality is excellent open wide, even better stopped down and one ups the nifty-fifty in both sharpness and control of CA.
BOKEH: I love the soft whirl of a defocused background, and this seven-blade diaphragm does not disappoint, rendering smooth bokeh and pleasantly round specular highlights. The smooth bokeh combined with pin sharp center frame really make subjects pop at larger apertures. This a great portrait lens!
AUTO FOCUS speed and reliability is markedly better than the nifty-fifty. It's accurate and rarely misses focus even in low light. Focus is achieved by front element extension (nested barrel. The STM motor is quieter than the prior model, albeit not completely silent.Read more ›
On the rear of the lens we now have a metallic mount, something I’m so glad to see. Moving up from the plastic mount has increased it’s weight slightly, but also hugely increases the longevity of this lens. On the front we’ve now got a 49mm filter thread, which is even smaller than the old 52mm thread.And even the little things like the AF/MF switch has gotten an upgrade. It’s no longer a little button that seems like it could break easily. Which is just great to see.
FOCUS RING: One of the old nifty fifty’s worst parts was it’s focus ring. It was small, fiddly and in the wrong posititon at the end of the lens.
And fortunately on the new 50 stm it’s all been changed. The new focus ring is fantastic. The new focus ring is very similar to the ones used in the 24mm STM and the 40mm STM, and is wider now making it very easy to pull focus with. Something that was almost impossible to do on the old version. It’s still a focus by wire system, but I quite enjoy that these days. Not only that, but it’s now also full time focus which means no more breaking the lens when you forget to take it out of Autofocus.
MACRO: Now this is definitely not a macro specific lens, but one area in which they did upgrade this lens is it’s minimum focus distance, which means you can get a little closer to your subject. Where as on the old nifty fifty the closest you could get was 45cm away, now the new model you can take photos from around 35cm.Read more ›
This lens is excellent in value for just above $100 and the new STM technology definitely makes focus noise quieter, but not as silent as 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses. Pictures come out sharp and the new version has metal mount that makes the entire lens feel much more premium with a little more weight than the previous version. The 5-blade improved to 7-blades inside the lens and has a more pleasant coating on the lens which is supposed to make light flares nicer. I think it's a little odd that the filter size went from 52mm to 49mm, but no biggie. So it's built well and focuses faster and better, but it'll still have a bit of downside that all STM lenses have: you can't adjust the focus without having the camera on because of "focus-by-wire", but you're able to override the auto focus by pressing down on shutter a step and focusing on your own. Although I think this lens can get away without having a hood, you can now hook one up same way as most other Canon lenses on the front groove. Oh, it also has a closer focusing distance too now so you can get closer to the objects.
To sum it all up, this lens is fun to use and the wide aperture is nice and handy. This new iteration enhances autofocus, build quality has improved enough to no longer carry the plastic nifty fifty title. I'm going to update the review as I continue to use it, but I can tell you I'm happy with it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you don't know what "nifty fifty" means then you need this. Buy it and then you will. We had the older version and it got stuck on our camera. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Toonces
This has become my goto lens! Absolutely love the photographs at the lower f stops, perfect lens for portraits!!!Published 3 days ago by Tony C.
Love my lense! It made taking portraits so much easier and better. This one goes down 1.8 aperture and it fit perfectly on my Canon Rebel T3. So happy with this purchase. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Guadalupe Arroyo