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For Creative Portraits and Low Light Photography.

The EF 50mm f/1.8 STM excels at portraiture, low-light photography, and adding an artistic edge to everyday objects and settings, thanks to its wide f/1.8 maximum aperture and 50mm focal length.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

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The Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM is a low-cost, normal range prime lens. Key features include:

  • Nifty Fifty. A classic focal length, the 50mm is widely used for just about every type of photography. It offers a field-of-view similar to what the human eye sees with no distortion.
  • Fast Aperture. The f/1.8 aperture allows both the ability to shoot with a shallow depth-of-field, as well as in lower lighting conditions.
  • STM AF Motor.The STM stepping motor provides fast, smooth operation for both still and video use. It supports the Movie Servo AF mode found in several DSLRs enabling continuous focus while recording. There’s also a AF/MF switch for quickly swapping modes.

    Detailed Features

    • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM wide aperture

      Wide f/1.8 Aperture

      It’s easy to capture superb portraits, or bold, artistic photos and movies with the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM – the wide f/1.8 maximum aperture provides precise control over depth of field. This means you can achive blurry, soft backgrounds, with sharp foregrounds.
    • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM stepping motor technology

      Stepping Motor Technology (STM)

      The EF 50MM f/1.8 STM features stepping motor technology which delivers fast, smooth, and near silent autofocus capability. This is particularly beneficial when shooting movies or shooting in live view mode.
    • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM compact, lightweight and affordable

      Compact, Lightweight, Affordable

      The EF 50MM f/1.8 STM has a compact and lightweight design, weighing a mere 160g, and easily slips into your bag adding very little to the overall weight of your kit. The lens’s new design compliments both Canon’s spectrum of EOS DSLRs, while the new metal mount provides a more robust connection to camera bodies.
    • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM perfect prime

      Perfect Prime

      As a prime lens, the fixed 50mm focal length provides high quality results, with enhanced visible sharpness and contrast. When paired with an APS-C EOS DSLR, the lens is ideal for portraiture, helping you capture the perfect head and shoulder composition. It’s also a useful every day ‘standard’ lens for full frame DSLRs and is great at shooting a diverse range of subjects with a natural viewpoint and perspective.
    • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM low light capabilities

      Low Light Capabilities

      The f/1.8 aperture lets more light into the lens, so you can comfortably shoot in darker conditions, allowing you to shoot candid handheld shots without the use of a tripod.
    • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM image quality

      Image Quality

      Providing enhanced image quality, this lens features Canon’s Super Spectra Coating, which minimises internal reflections, as well as ghosting and flare. The lens also provides a minimum focusing distance of just 0.35m, allowing you to get even closer to subjects and achieve a greater level of magnification, while the 7-blade aperture delivers beautiful blur and out of focus highlights.

    Detailed Specifications

    Optical Features/Specifcations

    Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)
    40º, 27º,46º
    Lens construction (elements/groups)
    6/5

    No. of diaphragm blades
    7
    Minimum aperture
    22 (Minimum aperture if using 1/3stop increments)
    Closest focussing distance (m)
    0.35
    Maximum magnification (x)
    0.21
    Distance Information
    Yes
    Image stabilizer
    -
    AF actuator
    STM

    Physical Specifications

    Dust/moisture resistance
    -
    Filter diameter (mm)
    49
    Max. diameter x length (mm)
    69.2 x 39.3
    Weight (g)
    159

What's in the box

The following are included as standard accessories:

  • Canon lens cap E-49 front slanted black

     

    E-49 Lens Cap for EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

    Lens Dust Cap E

     

    Protects the rear of the lens when its not in use.

    Lens Case

     

    Lens Case

Diagrams

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Wide f/1.8 Aperture

Precise control over depth of field so you can achieve sharp foregrounds.
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Stepping Motor Technology (STM)

Stepping Motor Technology which delivers fast, smooth, and near silent autofocus capability.
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Compact, Lightweight, Affordable

Weighing a mere 160g, adding very little to the overall weight of your kit.
image

Perfect Prime

When paired with an APS-C EOS DSLR, this lens is ideal for portraiture.
image

Low Light Capabilities

The wide aperture lets more light into the lens, so you can comfortably shoot in darker conditions.
image

Image Quality

Featuring Canon’s Super Spectra Coating, which minimises internal reflections, ghosting and flare.

Selected shots from the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

    Detailed Features

    • image

      Wide f/1.8 Aperture

      It’s easy to capture superb portraits, or bold, artistic photos and movies with the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM – the wide f/1.8 maximum aperture provides precise control over depth of field. This means you can achive blurry, soft backgrounds, with sharp foregrounds.
      Read more...
    • image

      Stepping Motor Technology (STM)

      The EF 50MM f/1.8 STM features stepping motor technology which delivers fast, smooth, and near silent autofocus capability. This is particularly beneficial when shooting movies or shooting in live view mode.
      Read more...
    • image

      Compact, Lightweight, Affordable

      The EF 50MM f/1.8 STM has a compact and lightweight design, weighing a mere 160g, and easily slips into your bag adding very little to the overall weight of your kit. The lens’s new design compliments both Canon’s spectrum of EOS DSLRs, while the new metal mount provides a more robust connection to camera bodies.
      Read more...
    • image

      Perfect Prime

      As a prime lens, the fixed 50mm focal length provides high quality results, with enhanced visible sharpness and contrast. When paired with an APS-C EOS DSLR, the lens is ideal for portraiture, helping you capture the perfect head and shoulder composition. It’s also a useful every day ‘standard’ lens for full frame DSLRs and is great at shooting a diverse range of subjects with a natural viewpoint and perspective.
      Read more...
    • image

      Low Light Capabilities

      The f/1.8 aperture lets more light into the lens, so you can comfortably shoot in darker conditions, allowing you to shoot candid handheld shots without the use of a tripod.
      Read more...
    • image

      Image Quality

      Providing enhanced image quality, this lens features Canon’s Super Spectra Coating, which minimises internal reflections, as well as ghosting and flare. The lens also provides a minimum focusing distance of just 0.35m, allowing you to get even closer to subjects and achieve a greater level of magnification, while the 7-blade aperture delivers beautiful blur and out of focus highlights.
      Read more...

    Detailed Specifications

    EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Technical Specifications

    Optical Features/Specifcations

    Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)
    40º, 27º,46º
    Lens construction (elements/groups)
    42130
    No. of diaphragm blades
    7
    Minimum aperture
    22 (Minimum aperture if using 1/3stop increments)
    Closest focussing distance (m)
    0.35
    Maximum magnification (x)
    0.21
    Distance Information
    Yes
    Image stabilizer
    -
    AF actuator
    STM

    Physical Specifications

    Dust/moisture resistance
    -
    Filter diameter (mm)
    49
    Max. diameter x length (mm)
    69.2 x 39.3
    Weight (g)
    159

    Accessories

    Lens cap
    E-49
    Lens hood
    ES-68
    Lens case/pouch
    LP1014
    Rear cap
    Lens Dust Cap E
    Magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II
    0.45-0.24
    Magnification with Extension Tube EF25 II
    0.74-0.53
    Extender Compatibility
    Not Compatible
    Other Accessories
    PF49 Protect Filter