The universally loved, standard-length focal Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens (released in 2015) keeps on stealing the spotlight in conversations where high-quality and affordability are the main topics of conversation.

Who needs this lens?

Every photographer needs a nifty fifty in their kit bag. It is the perfect entry-level lens that many photographers still enjoy using many years after their first shoot. This Canon 50mm prime lens is great for taking shots as close as 35 cm, yet is not macro specific which makes it suitable for everyday and portrait photography.

The Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens is perfect for portraits and everyday photography.
Take close-up shots at a minimum focus distance of 35 cm with the Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens.

Take close-up shots at a minimum focus distance of 35 cm.

Let’s talk specs #SPECtacular

Spectacular is a big word for a small lens like the Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, but even at an affordable price, it is built to impress:

Build quality

With the much-needed redesign of the new nifty fifty, this lens is more compact and modern than its predecessor, the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM. The lens mount upgraded from plastic to a more solid and substantial metal build.

STM Autofocus

Probably one of the biggest upgrades made to this nifty fifty is the added STM (Stepper Motor Technology) Autofocus for an even faster and quieter shooting experience. Although the lens features Autofocus Video mode, it is important to take into account that it does not have Image Stabilisation, which is why using it with a tripod is a good idea. We recommend the Benro FTA28AB1 Travel Angel Aluminium Tripod with Ball Head.

Focus ring

Let’s give a shoutout to Canon for the fantastic improvement on the camera’s focus ring! The thread is wider than the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM, which makes it similar to the 24mm and 40mm STM lenses and a lot easier to use. The focus ring is also very responsive and silky smooth.

Bokeh shots

This lens has a shallow depth of field enabling stunning bokeh shots, allowing you to add softness to a brightly lit photography or to highlight your subject.

Upgraded aperture

The Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens has seven rounded aperture blades (its predecessor only had five) which makes changing aperture levels less distracting.

Image quality

At f/1.8, shooting indoors and in low light is possible since the lens lets in more light. This enhances sharpness, boosts contrast and reduces distortion for a more natural result.

The universally loved, standard-length focal Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is an affordable high-quality lens.
The Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens delivers excellence at an affordable price.

The Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens delivers excellence at an affordable price. With quality photos and smoother slower footage, we are certain that you will fall in love with this high-performance lens.