Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, Standard & Medium Telephoto

Canon
0570C005
11-05-2015
Compact and lightweight-an outstanding walk-around lens-Canon's EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a great entry into the world of EOS prime lenses. With an 80mm effective focal-length on APS-C cameras, 50mm on full-frame cameras, it's an excellent prime lens for portraits, action, even nighttime photography. Its 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 circular 7-blade design. An updated lens arrangement with new lens coatings helps render images with excellent color balance, plus minimized ghosting and flare. 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 an improved minimum focusing distance of 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 perfect lens for photographers and moviemakers to expand the creative possibilities with their EOS cameras.

Technical details

Colour of product 
Black
Weight 
159g

Performance

Compatible products 
Canon EOS
Viewing angle, horizontal 
40°
Viewing angle, vertical 
27°
AF actuator
STM

Lens system

Component for 
SLR
Lens structure (elements/groups) 
6/5
Filter size 
4.9 cm
Lens type 
Telephoto
Lens mount interface 
Canon EF
Minimum aperture number 
1.8
Maximum aperture number 
22
Fixed focal length
5 cm
Number of diaphragm blades
7

Focusing

Closest focusing distance
0.35m

Weight & dimensions

Diameter 
6.92 cm
Length 
3.93 cm

Other features

Maximum magnification 
0.21x