Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM. One of the most versatile focal lengths available, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens pairs this classic lens design with enhancements to the AF system and physical design that make it both faster and smaller. Utilizing an STM stepping motor, this lens is ideal for both still and video shooting due to its speedy and smooth operation.
Further benefitting video shooters, the STM motor also supports the Movie Servo AF mode on select DSLRs for precise and near-silent focusing. The updated exterior design includes a metal lens mount and a re-located focusing ring in order to accommodate the compact overall form factor. The 50mm f/1.8 is a classic, tested lens design, and thanks to enhanced autofocus and a svelte profile, this lens is ideal for everyday shooting in a wide variety of conditions.
Compact and lightweight-an outstanding walk-around lens-Canon’s EF 50 mm f/1.8 STM is a great entry into the world of EOS prime lenses. With an 80 mm effective focal-length on APS-C cameras, 50 mm on full-frame cameras, it’s an excellent prime lens for portraits, action, even night-time photography.
The optical design of the Canon EF 50mm lens incorporates optimized coatings that help to reduce flare and ghosting for increased contrast and colour neutrality. The f/1.8 maximum aperture is effective for low-light shooting as well as for controlling your focus plane for selective focus shooting. Seven rounded diaphragm blades further enhance the look of out of focus regions in an image, making it well-suited to portraiture and creative environmental shooting.
- Standard prime Canon EF 50mm lens is designed for use on full-frame EOS DSLR, however can also be used with APS-C-sized sensors where it will provide an 80mm equivalent focal length.
- Full-time manual focus override is available for fine-tuning your focus position for selective focus applications.
- Optimized lens coatings help to suppress lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and more colour-neutral imagery.
- Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also enables precise control over the focus plane when working with selective focus techniques. Seven rounded diaphragm blades further contribute to a pleasing out of focus quality with shallow depth of field imagery.
- An enhanced exterior design features a metal lens mount for durability as well as a re-located focusing ring to maintain a compact 2.7 x 1.5″ form factor.
- A gear-type STM stepping motor is incorporated into the lens’ design to provide quick, smooth, and near silent autofocus performance. Additionally, this focusing mechanism also pairs well with EOS cameras featuring the Move Servo AF mode to enable continuous focusing performance when working in live view.
One of the most versatile focal lengths available
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens pairs this classic lens design with enhancements to the AF system and physical design that make it both faster and smaller. Utilising an STM stepping motor, this lens is ideal for both still and video shooting due to its speedy and smooth operation. Further benefitting video shooters, the STM motor also supports the Movie Servo AF mode on select DSLRs for precise and near-silent focusing.
An updated exterior design includes a metal lens mount and a re-located focusing ring in order to accommodate the compact overall form factor. The 50mm f/1.8 is a classic, tested lens design, and thanks to enhanced autofocus and a svelte profile, this lens is ideal for everyday shooting in a wide variety of conditions.
A fantastic lens for portraits
The EF 50mm f/1.8 STM blurs the background behind your subject so they really stand out. It will also let you fill the frame without getting uncomfortably close, making it easier to get a natural expression on their face. When used on a full-frame EOS camera the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM acts as a standard lens, giving a perspective, similar to that of the human eye – ideal for high-quality everyday photography.
Fast, virtually silent focusing
Near-silent STM technology focuses extremely quickly when shooting still photos, so you can react suddenly to capture fleeting moments. When capturing video focusing is smoother and slower, for footage that has a professional cinematic look to it.
A great performer in low-light conditions
The EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lets in lots of light, so you can keep shooting even when conditions begin to get dark. Capture the mood of the moment using atmospheric available light – you’ll love the results!
Super-sharp image quality
This fixed, non-zooming lens delivers superb images, whether you’re shooting photos or movies. Sharpness is enhanced, contrast is boosted and distortion is reduced for a more natural result. The glass elements used in the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM are layered with Canon’s bespoke Super Spectra coating, which prevents flare and ghosting when shooting into the light.
Compact “go-everywhere” design
The diminutive EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens weighs just 160 g and is only 40mm long, so you’ll always have room for it in your bag. A tactile manual focus ring is easy to find and use without taking the camera away from your eye.
Great low light performance.
The lens features a large maximum aperture of f/1.8 to provide spectacular bokeh, as well as great low light performance. At maximum aperture the lens captures about four times as much light then a conventional kit lens at max aperture.
Mounts and focuses on all full frame and cropped (1.3x and 1.6x) EOS DSLRs.
The Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM will mount and focus on all Canon EOS DSLRs. Mount the lens to an EF-M to EF adapter and it will even fully operate on EOS M mirrorless cameras.
Silent, fast and smooth Autofocus.
The new Canon 50mm 1.8 lens utilises a stepping motor to provide fast and near silent focusing; instant manual-focus override; and Movie Servo AF functionality for smooth and continuous autofocus during video recording.
The lens features a 7-blade diaphragm (up from the old 5-blade) to provide even better soft bokeh; and optimized lens coatings helps to reduce lens flare and ghosting for improved image quality.
Compact and lightweight.
The fixed focal length do not just provide improved optics, but also reduces the lens weight and dimensions to make it ideal for travel and everyday photos.
- Metal lens mount.
- Minimum focusing distance of 35cm.
- Maximum magnification of 0.21x.