Compact and lightweight, Canon's EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is an outstanding walk-around lens and a great point of entry into the world of fixed focal length lenses. It's an excellent prime lens for portraits, action, and nighttime photography. Its super 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 shallow depth of field and circular 7-blade design. An updated optical arrangement with new lens coatings renders very sharp images with excellent color balance, plus minimized ghosting and flare. Autofocus 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 a minimum focusing distance of just 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 Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is the perfect lens for photographers and moviemakers to expand the creative possibilities with their EOS SLR cameras.
- Compact, lightweight fixed focal length standard lens
- Large f/1.8 maximum aperture
- Circular aperture (7 blades) helps deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds.
- Perfect lens for low-light photography and creative background blur
- Optimal for portraits on APS-C cameras
- Great for photos of fast moving subjects such as children and pets
- STM (Stepping Motor) produces smooth & quiet continuous Autofocus for videos, as well as when shooting photos
- Minimum focusing distance of 1.15ft (0.35m), maximum magnification of 0.21x.
- The most compact Canon 50mm lens
- Rugged metal lens mount
- Uses 49mm filters
Available accessories include the ES-68 Lens Hood to reduce glare and flare, extension tubes for reduced close focusing distance, and 49mm filters.