Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Version: 1,8 - 22
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Key specs

Lens mount
Canon EF mount
Suitable for camera type
APS-C, Full frame
Lens compatible with
Canon SLR cameras
Zoom or prime lens
Prime lens
Lens type
Standard

Pros and cons

According to our camera lens expert
  • The lens has a large maximum aperture.
  • No disruptive noises in your videos thanks to the silent autofocus motor.
  • The lens coating prevents lens errors and enhances image quality.
  • A lens hood for photographing in bright sunlight isn't included.
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Description

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a luminous intensity lens. Due to the large maximum aperture of f/1.8, you can take photos with background blur and attract attention to your subject. This will allow you to take beautiful portraits pictures. The stepping motor (STM) not only makes the lens suitable for photography, but also videography. This focusing motor allow you to focus on your subject smoothly and silently. You won't have any disruptive noises in your videos.

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a luminous intensity lens. Due to the large maximum aperture of f/1.8, you can take photos with background blur and attract attention to your subject. This will allow you to take beautiful portraits pictures. The stepping motor (STM) not only makes the lens suitable for photography, but also videography. This focusing motor allow you to focus on your subject smoothly and silently. You won't have any disruptive noises in your videos.


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Key specs

Lens mount
Canon EF mount
Suitable for camera type
APS-C, Full frame
Lens compatible with
Canon SLR cameras
Zoom or prime lens
Prime lens
Lens type
Standard

Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • Our expert review The ideal portrait lens for budding photographers

    Manon. Cameraspecialist. | 17 December 2020 | Aperture: 1,8 - 22 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Good value for money
    • Sharp photos, even in low light
    • Natural background blur with f/1.8
    • Easy to carry
    • No image stabilization to reduce motion blur

    With this lens I take razor-sharp portrait photos, in both dark and light situations. This is due to the large aperture of f/1.8. This also creates a nice blurred background. The lens is nice and compact, so I can take it with me everywhere. I don't go out without this 50mm lens. Not only do you take portrait photos with it, but it is also suitable for reportage or documentary photography. You cannot zoom with this prime lens. I use this lens on the Canon EOS 850D, with a crop factor of 1.6.

    razor-sharp photos
    Since this lens cannot zoom, it is optimized for 1 focal length. That means you have a high image quality. I notice this when I photograph my rabbit, the hairs of his fur and his eyes are very sharp. I shoot indoors and can make the aperture big enough so that enough light comes in. The lens does not have image stabilization to reduce motion blur. If I want to use slower shutter speeds, I need a tripod.

    Natural background blur
    With the aperture of f/1.8 I create a nice blurred background. I often use this for portrait photography. This way the model comes out more in the photo. I accurately determine the focus with the focus ring. The ring does not turn completely smoothly and silently I think. When I turn the ring, I hear a soft sound. This is a disadvantage for videographers, because you may hear this in your recordings. This can also be due to the many uses. If you don't want to focus manually, use the AF mode. This also works fine.

    Compact design
    Because the lens is very compact and light, I take it everywhere. I really like portrait and street photography, for which this lens is very suitable. It fits easily in my bag and because the lens is so light, I don't get cramps in my neck or hands easily. This makes the lens pleasant to use. I find that the focal length of 50mm is also very versatile.

    Manon. Cameraspecialist. | 17 December 2020 | Aperture: 1,8 - 22 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Huge progress!

    H.K. Lam | 25 May 2015 | Aperture: 1,8 - 22 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • firmer
    • Faster
    • quieter

    The lens has been greatly improved. If you look at its predecessor:
    1. The lens is quieter and focuses faster
    2. Feels more solid.

    Basic lens for every photographer!
    Less plastic, but just as fantastic!

    H.K. Lam | 25 May 2015 | Aperture: 1,8 - 22 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Good price/quality

    Bart | 30 June 2015 | Aperture: 1,8 - 22 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • price quality
    • image quality
    • strong low light performance
    • build quality remains very basic

    This is clearly an entry-level model. For less than half the price of the 1.4 you get a very good lens. Image quality is without a doubt very good. Build quality is all in all decent. You will retain some noise when focusing, but this is certainly not disturbing when taking photos. Otherwise a very nice lens for portraits, still lifes, general photography,... I use this lens on a 700D and I like it at least as much as the 18-135mm that I now use as a zoom lens for outdoor shots.

    Bart | 30 June 2015 | Aperture: 1,8 - 22 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Best lens in this price range!
    • nice bokeh
    • Fast compared to previous type
    • Super tight photos
    • Performs perfectly in the dark
    • No IS which makes it shaky when filming

    I bought this lens 2 weeks ago and it was a hit! Nice solid product with good quality photos it shoots. The pros will go for an L lens, but I think everyone likes it for the hobby!

    The only downside of the lens is that it doesn't have IS on it. This makes it less suitable for filming. What do you want for that money

    The 50mm is perfect for street and portrait photography. Because it is now equipped with stm, the lens is much quieter than the previous 50 mm F1.8. He is also much faster to focus. Even the bokeh is nicer than the old one. All in all a top lens for a top price!

    Delivery is as I am used to from Coolblue, clear and fast! Thank you coolblue!

    Vincent Nagelhout | 13 August 2015 | Aperture: 1,8 - 22 | Automatically translated from Dutch