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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Model Number: 0570C002
Web Code: 10373954

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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.
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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
  • EF50mm 1:1.8 STM
  • Lens Cap E-49
  • Lens Dust Cap E

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Reviewer Recommendation

99%

Of the 2751 reviewers who responded, 2729 would recommend this product.

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  • Pleasant and fun
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Celesteme - August 27, 2018

    Aperture aperture aperture. I was so surprised at how pleasant and fun this lens is. It was recommended to me by a store employee and one day I thought why not I’ll buy it it’s only $125. Oh my goodness do I love this lens it is small and lightweight I love it because when I edit my photos I tend to zoom in dramatically on many photos that I take and when I use this lens it minimizes the amount of editing that I do since it shoots at a zoomed in position already. I love that the aperture goes down to 1.8 and I am able to achieve that desire Desired of blurred background look I am now curious at how the $300 50 millimeter lens is going to work.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • 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.

  • Budget friendly
    Verified BuyerReviewed by mrnice - February 11, 2021

    This is my first lens purchase apart from the lens kit I had gotten with my DSLR. I'd say overall, it's a big change from the kit ones. I especially enjoyed being able to shoot with larger aperture. And that blurry background looks nice, even with my crop sensor camera. The only thing I noticed (which is probably not that important to all) is how slow it focuses. I mean not turtle slow, but you can tell. And it's definitely not silent. I should have gotten the USM one but it's much more expensive. Overall, it's something that I would recommend if you're in a budget. Note: I am not a professional by any means. and this is just a beginner's point of view.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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