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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Lens Mount||Canon EF|
|Focal Length||50 mm|
|Angle of View||Diagonal : 46°
Horizontal : 40°
Vertical : 27°
|Min. Focus Distance||35.56 cm|
|Max. Reproduction Ratio||1:4.76|
|Filter Thread||Front, 49 mm|
|Lens Type||Prime Lenses|
|Genre/Use||Wedding & Events, Portrait, Family|
|Physical Dimensions||6.86 cm x 4.06 cm|
|Physical Weight (Grams)||160g|
Yes! The lens offers f/1.8 aperture which produces dreamy results for portraits. The 50mm focal length is ideal for portraiture.
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.
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!
We’d recommend a protector filter to ensure the front element of this lens is protected from scratches at all times.
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.