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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens

For photographers looking for an affordable standard width lens for portraits, documentary or street, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is an excellent choice, with its'' compact design and fast autofocus. view full description

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

The Canon 50mm f/1.8 Lens is one of the best, most affordable, and offers the best value for money of almost any of Canon award-winning lens range. This lens replaces the hugely popular 50mm f/1.8 II. With the the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens, you'll find that it has a 7-blade aperture and STM technology for smooth, near silent focusing and beautiful bokeh.

This lens is ideal if you're looking to shoot portraits or movies, as the wide f/1.8 aperture gives you precise control over depth of field and really lets you pinpoint focus on your subject.

The Canon 50mm f1.8 is also compact and lightweight, meaning that it will just slip into your camera bag so you can take it anywhere.

  • A fantastic lens for portraits
  • Fast, virtually silent focusing
  • A great performer in low-light conditions
  • Super-sharp image quality
  • Compact go-everywhere' design

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens in detail

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 will love the results!

Super-sharp image quality

This fixed, non-zooming lens delivers superb images, whether you are 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 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 weighs just 160g and is only 40mm long, so you will 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.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens Specifications

Lens Type Standard prime
Focal length range 50mm
Aperture range f/1.8 -
Filter Size 49mm
Compatible cameras Canon eF mount
Dimensions 69. x
Weight 60
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Autofocus: Yes
Aperture ring: N/A
Constant Aperture: Yes
Lens CIPA Image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Diameter (mm): 69
Length (mm): 39
Weight (g): 159
Distance scale: N/A
DoF scale: N/A
Elements: 6
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: N/A
Focal length: 50 mm
Focus method: N/A
Filter Thread: N/A
Full time manual: Yes
Groups: 5
Hood supplied: N/A
Lens Image stabilization: N/A
Lens mount: N/A
Lens Materials: N/A
Maximum focal length: 50
Maximum magnification: 0.21
Maximum aperture (number): 1.8
Maximum aperture (text): N/A
Max Format size: N/A
Minimum focal length: 50
Lens Minimum focus distance (m): 0.35
Minimum aperture (number): 22
Minimum aperture (text): N/A
Motor type: N/A
Number of diaphragm blades: 7
Power zoom: N/A
Special elements / coatings: N/A
Tripod collar: N/A
Lens type: N/A
Zoom lock: N/A
Zoom method: N/A
Notes: N/A

Our Verdict

A fantastic lens for shooting portraits or capturing movies with its wide f/1.8 maximum aperture and near silent STM focusing technology.

The 'nifty fifty' really does offer incredible value for money - if you're new to photography, there is no doubt this should be on your list - it's a great lens to let you start exploring depth of field without the costs associated with most fast aperture lenses.

We Love

  • Compact & lightweight design
  • Classic portrait and street lens
  • Best bokeh for the money
  • Fast, silent focusing

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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