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Canon 50mm f1.8 STM Prime Lens

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Versatile 50mm Lens

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is compact yet powerful with a versatile 50mm focal length. With an STM stepping motor, it’s great for both still and video shooting. A fast f/1.8 aperture gives you the ability to work in dim light and the 7-blade rounded diaphragm creates soft bokeh for professional-level shots.

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Ideal Focal Length for Everyday

With a 50mm focal length, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is designed to make the most of the full-frame EOS DSLR. It can also be used with APS-C-sized sensors where it will provide an 80mm equivalent focal length. This 50mm lens is popular for street photographers, as it is ideal for everyday photography, portraiture and full-length people shots.

Fast Aperture for Low Light

When you’re working in low light conditions, a fast f/1.8 aperture gives you full control over depth of field. By allowing more light into the lens while also capturing colour and detail, this lens offers professional quality shots even in darkly lit situations. Working with tricky light situations such as dusk and dawn, night scenes and dim light won’t be a frustrating challenge. You’ll end up with vivid imagery in all lighting conditions, even without a tripod.

Create Soft Bokeh Effects

With its 7-blade rounded diaphragm, this lens creates beautiful bokeh when shooting with a shallow depth of field. You’ll be able to achieve soft, blurry backgrounds with sharpness in your subject. Soft, out-of-focus backgrounds create a subtle mood in your shots and bring out the detail in your subject. It’s a great effect for a range of photography, including nature, portraits, weddings and street photography.

Near Silent Autofocus

Equipped with an STM stepping motor, this lens is designed to produce smooth images quickly with near-silent autofocus. This focusing mechanism pairs well with EOS cameras featuring the Move Servo AF mode to enable continuous focusing performance when working in live view. This is ideal when you need to be candid and quick while shooting.

Manual Focus Override

Full-time manual focus override is available for fine-tuning your focus position. You can adjust from autofocus to manual by adjusting your focus ring without needing to adjust in the settings. This is especially helpful when you’re trying to capture a moment of action or up-close detail that is not being achieved in autofocus.

Anti-Reflection Coating

Lens coatings stop reflection to reduce chromatic aberrations such as flaring and ghosting. These distortions, which are common in digital photography, create unwanted halos in your images. The lens coatings will minimise this to give you clarity in your images with excellent colour reproduction.

Lightweight and Durable

The Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens is compact at 2.7 x 1.5 inches encased in a metal lens that is hardy and fits nicely in the hand. Weighing just 160g, it’s light to carry around and won’t weigh down your kit. The metal mount securely clicks into the camera body for a strong connection.

More Information
Brands Canon
Format Full Frame
Lens Mount Canon EF
Focal Length 50 mm
Aperture Maximum:f/1.8
Diaphragm Blades 7
Angle of View Diagonal : 46°
Horizontal : 40°
Vertical : 27°
Min. Focus Distance 35.56 cm
Magnification 0.21x
Max. Reproduction Ratio 1:4.76
Filter Thread Front, 49 mm
Lens Hood No
Tripod Collar No
Stabilisation No
Colour Black
Lens Type Prime Lenses
Speciality Auto Focus
Genre/Use Wedding & Events, Portrait, Family
Physical Dimensions 6.86 cm x 4.06 cm
Physical Weight (Grams) 160g
Shipping Weight (Kg) 0.3000
GTIN/UPC Code 04549292037692

Is this lens good for shooting portraits?

Yes! The lens offers f/1.8 aperture which produces dreamy results for portraits. The 50mm focal length is ideal for portraiture.

Is this lens for full frame Canon DSLRs only?

This camera can be mounted on both full frame and APS-C Canon cameras. When mounted on a crop (APS-C) body, the focal length will be 80mm – which would be great for portraits indoors and outdoors. 

What is this lens suited to?

As this lens is so small and lightweight, it makes an excellent everyday walk around lens for your Canon camera. Use it for street photography, portraits, or take it to your next social event!  

How can I best protect my lens?

We’d recommend a protector filter to ensure the front element of this lens is protected from scratches at all times.

How can I keep this lens clean?

Keep a hurricane blower on hand for easy cleaning on the go – particularly useful if you’re shooting outdoors. A residual oil remover is also great to remove microscopic surface dirt that clings to your lens. Spray it onto the cloth rather than directly onto the lens itself.

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
  • E-49 49mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)

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