- Smallest Canon 50mm lens
- Wide f/1.8 aperture for low-light photography and background blur
- Stepping motor autofocus (STM) supports the Movie Servo AF function
- 7-blade circular aperture for soft, beautiful backgrounds
- Metal mount for durability
The versatile Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM prime lens uses the classic 50mm focal length for a field of view similar to what the human eye sees. The fast f/1.8 aperture to provide you with great low-light prowess for use at night or indoors. This 50mm prime is designed for use on a full frame camera, but can be used on APS-C sized sensors to provide an 80mm equivalent focal length. This lightweight and compact fixed focal length lens is ideal for everyday photos with a minimum focus distance of 1.15ft. The f/1.8 maximum aperture also provides you with greater control over the focus plane, allowing you to isolate your subject from the background and create pleasant out of focus areas. The 50mm focal length is a close approximation to what your eye naturally sees, which makes the camera feel like a natural extension of your body, and helps you express your creative vision better. This lens is highly versatile and many people like the simple and predictable feel it brings to photography so much it’s the only lens they use so they can spend less time swapping lenses and more time taking photos.
This lens has a compact overall form factor (1.5” long x 2.7” wide, 5.7 ounces) and will take up very little space in your camera bag. This Canon 50mm prime is made up of 6 lens elements in 5 groups. The optimized lens placement and coatings deliver outstanding color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare. The 50mm lens utilizes a rugged metal mount that can resist damage from abuse while providing stability.
The stepping motor provides this lens with quick, smooth, and nearly silent performance. The gear-type STM motor benefits video shooters by enabling movie servo AF mode for continuous focusing performance on compatible cameras. For tricky situations when the camera doesn’t focus perfectly the Canon 50mm prime lens also features manual focus override, which allows you to turn the focus ring to focus even when AF is on.
Main Unit Spec
|Focal Length & Maximum Aperture||50mm f/1.8|
|Lens Construction||6 elements in 5 groups|
|Diagonal Angle of View||46°|
|Focus Adjustment||AF with full-time manual|
|Closest Focusing Distance||1.15 ft./0.35m|
|Max. Diameter x Length, Weight||2.7 x 1.5 in., 5.6 oz. |
69.2 x 39.3mm, 159g