Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

From Jayson Arrington, Photography Community: "When you reach the point where your kit lens just doesn't cut it, the next step in becoming a better photographer is building a better lens selection. Canon's EF 50mm f/1.8 lens lets you shoot in lower light and gives you some of the sharpest results for the money."

Compact Walk-Around Lens

A great introduction to the world of EOS prime lenses, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM delivers sharp image and movie quality in a range of conditions—portraits, action shots, night photography, and more. It has an 80mm effective focal length on APS-C cameras, with an improved minimum focusing distance of 1.15 feet and a circular seven-blade design that makes for some pretty dreamy bokeh. The updated lens arrangement and coatings render images with excellent color balance and minimized ghosting and flare. Autofocus is smooth, fast, and nearly silent, and manual focus adjustments are a breeze.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens


  • Canon
  • Focal length on full-frame: 50 mm
  • Equivalent focal length on APS-C: 80 mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/1.8
  • Lens construction: 6 elements in 5 groups
  • Diagonal angle of view: 46º
  • Focus adjustment: AF with full-time manual
  • Minimum focusing distance: 1.15 ft (0.35 m)
  • Maximum magnification: 0.21x
  • Filter size: 49 mm
  • Dimensions, D x L: 2.7 x 1.6  in (7 x 39 cm)
  • Weight: 5.7 oz (160 g)


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Estimated ship date is May 11, 2017 PT.

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