Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM Lens

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  • STM Standard Lens
  • Canon EF Lens Mount

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Description

An affordable, high quality lens that’s perfect for creative portraits and low-light photos. Blur backgrounds to make your subject stand out, and enjoy smooth near-silent STM focusing when shooting movies.

  • Improved optical design (spectra lens coating and a 7-blade aperture)
  • Super spectra coating to resist flare and ghosting
  • STM focusing motor for quick, near silent focusing
  • 7 blade aperture giving better bokeh (soft, attractive blur)
  • Minimum focus distance of 35cm
  • Fantastic lens for portraits, travel, video and everyday snapshots
  • A great performer in low-light conditions
  • Super-sharp image quality
  • Compact 'go-everywhere' design
  • Compatible with full-frame and APS-C
  • For Canon EOS DSLRs

Explore creative portraiture and low-light photography 
It’s easy to capture superb portraits, or bold, artistic photos and movies with the new lens - the wide f/1.8 maximum aperture provides precise control over depth of field. It gives you the creative freedom to pinpoint focus on your subject and let the rest of the frame blend into a smooth blur - instantly allowing you to draw the viewer’s attention to a specific area. Additionally, the aperture lets more light into the lens, so you can comfortably shoot in darker conditions.

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.

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. Providing enhanced image quality when compared to its predecessor, the lens features Canon’s Super Spectra Coating, which minimises internal reflections, as well as ghosting and flare.

The perfect addition to any kit bag 
The lens 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 external design compliments both Canon’s consumer and mid-range EOS DSLRs, while the new metal mount provides a more robust connection to camera bodies. Additionally, the lens’s manual focusing ring gives you added freedom to control the precise area in focus in your photos and movies.

STM (Stepping Motor) 
Canon's new line of STM lenses are specifically designed for shooting video with the camera's Movie Servo AF mode. The first STM lens was released along with the Canon EOS 650D and has been designed to work with the 650D's AF so that they're fast, accurate and silent. The result is a movie that sounds professional without the sound of the noisy AF motor in the background.

 

OPTICAL FEATURES/SPECIFICATIONS

Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 40º, 27º,46º
Lens construction (elements/groups) 6/5
No. of diaphragm blades 7
Minimum aperture 22¹
Closest focussing distance (m) 0.35
Maximum magnification (x) 0.21
Distance Information Yes
AF actuator STM

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Filter diameter (mm) 49
Max. diameter x length (mm) 69.2 x 39.3
Weight (g) 160

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