Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Model Number: 0570C002
Web Code: 10373954

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Overview

The nifty-fifty just got a little niftier. Canon's EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is an excellent prime lens for portraits, action, and nighttime photography. The stepping motor offers near silent, continuous Movie Servo AF for movies, plus speedy, smooth AF for stills. It's the perfect lens for photographers and moviemakers looking to expand their creativity.
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Overview

The nifty-fifty just got a little niftier. Canon's EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is an excellent prime lens for portraits, action, and nighttime photography. The stepping motor offers near silent, continuous Movie Servo AF for movies, plus speedy, smooth AF for stills. It's the perfect lens for photographers and moviemakers looking to expand their creativity.
  • 50mm on full-frame cameras, 80mm effective focal-length on APS-C cameras, it's an excellent prime lens for portraits, action, and nighttime photography
  • Maximum aperture of f/1.8 offers exceptional low light performance
  • Circular 7-blade design captures gorgeous, sharp images and movies with beautiful bokeh
  • Updated lens arrangement with improved lens coatings delivers images with excellent color balance, plus minimized ghosting and flare
  • Stepping motor (gear-type STM) delivers near silent, continuous Movie Servo AF for movies, plus speedy, smooth autofocusing for stills
  • Improved focus ring placement makes manual focus adjustments easy
  • Features a rugged metal mount, plus an improved minimum focusing distance of 0.35m (1.15ft) and a maximum magnification of 0.21x
  • Compact and lightweight, it's an outstanding walk-around lens

Optics

Lens Type
Standard Prime
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Apparent Focal Length with APS-C/DX Sensor
80 mm
Horizontal Angle of View with 35 mm Sensor
40
Fixed/Prime Focal Length
50 mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.35 m
Maximum Magnification
0.21x
Macro
No

Mechanics

Focus Adjustment
Cam ring rotated to fixed positions by stepping motor and gear
Focusing Motor
Stepping Motor
Manual Focusing
Yes
Construction (Elements/Groups)
6/5
Zoom System
Not Applicable
Diaphragm Blades
7
Stabilization
None

Physical Features

Colour
Black
Mount Construction
Metal
Filter Attachment Type
Screw
Filter Size
49 mm
Maximum Diameter
69.2 mm
Maximum Length
39.3 mm
Weight
159 g

Camera Compatibility

Compatible Brand
Canon
Canon
All Canon DSLRs

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
  • EF50mm 1:1.8 STM
  • Lens Cap E-49
  • Lens Dust Cap E

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Rating Breakdown

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7

Reviewer Recommendation

99%

Of the 2910 reviewers who responded, 2885 would recommend this product.

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  • 50mm FE f/1.8
    Verified BuyerReviewed by CJIProduction - November 6, 2020

    It was great best investment yet that I made the picture was very clear and delivered what I wanted

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    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Decent lens for beginners or advanced amateurs
    Verified BuyerReviewed by CosDad - August 31, 2019

    I decided to buy the 50mm 1.8 vs the 50mm 1.4 based on the various reviews I read online. The one glaring review or comment that convince me to buy this lens is images taken with the 1.8 are no less sharper than images taken with the more expensive 1.4. The focus motor is a very audible, but does not affect my photography which is mostly portrait. I do not shoot videos with my Canon DSLR. Granted that this lens may not be the best prime 50mm, but it works for me. It is lightweight which I need since I have osteoarthritis in my right hand. I shoot with a Canon 85mm 1.8 and use the 50mm for shots where I need to move in closer for some shots I want.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Best lens for the money in the world
    Reviewed by K9Kirk - July 27, 2020

    That's no exaggeration, this has to be the best lens in the world for the money. There may be other brand names similar and cheaper but they're cheaper for a reason, they aren't built as well and the glass isn't quite as good. There's so much you can do with this lens, everyone should have one.

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  • I love it.
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Labatomi - September 3, 2021

    This lens brought new life into my basic rebel T5. I had been using the kit lens my camera came with and I had no idea how much better a new lens could make it look. The focus is quicker, captures more light, and the depth of field is amazing.

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  • Great little lens that does what it’s meant to do
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Ecuador5555 - June 19, 2020

    Awesome for portraits, product photography and what I see as architectural photography. Highly recommend.

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