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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM – Reform First Time in 25 Years.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon today unveils the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM – a fresh prime lens that allows you to fully capture images with topics that pop from the picture, or create effect with beautiful history blur. The successor to the extremely well-known 25 year old EF 50mm f/1.8 II, and a perfect second lens for anybody seeking to take their photography to another level, the EF 50mm F/1.8 STM excels at portraiture, low-light picture taking, and adding an creative edge to everyday items and settings, because of its wide f/1.8 maximum aperture and 50mm focal length.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM features an improved style with Canon’s super spectra lens coating, near silent focusing, a 7-blade aperture and STM technology for smooth and soft. Small, lightweight and inexpensive, the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM can be a welcome addition to any kit handbag for those who want to create even more impactful imagery.

Explore creative portraiture and low-light photography, it’s easy to fully capture outstanding portraits or creative photos and films with the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. The wide f/1.8 maximum aperture provides specific control over depth of field. It offers you the innovative freedom to pinpoint concentrate on your subject and allow remaining frame blend right into a smooth blur – instantly enabling you to draw the viewer’s focus on a specific region. Additionally, the aperture enables more light in to the lens, so that you can easily shoot in darker or lower-light conditions.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM

As a prime lens, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM focal length provides top quality results, with enhanced noticeable sharpness and contrast. When paired with an APS-C EOS DSLR, this lens is fantastic for portraiture, assisting you capture the perfect mind and shoulder composition. It’s also a good each day ‘standard’ lens for complete frame DSLRs and is excellent at shooting a different selection of subjects with an all-natural viewpoint and perspective.

The lens also provides a minimum focusing distance of just 0.35m that allowing you to get even closer to subjects and achieve a greater level of magnification. While the 7-blade aperture delivers stunning blur and out of focus highlights providing enhanced image quality when compared to its predecessor. The EF 50mm f/1.8 STM features Canon’s Super Spectra Coating, which minimizes internal reflections as well as ghosting and flare.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM comes with a compact and lightweight style, weighing only 160g, and quickly slips into your handbag adding hardly any to the overall pounds of your kit. The lens’s new external style compliments both Canon’s customer and mid-range EOS DSLRs, as the new metal mount offers a more robust link with camera bodies. Also, the lens’s manual focusing band offers you added freedom to regulate the complete area in concentrate in your photos and films.

Features

  • Compact, lightweight fixed focal length lens ideal for everyday photos, and with a large f/1.8 aperture, a perfect lens for low-light photography and creative background blur.
  • 80mm effective focal-length when attached to an APS-C camera, optimal for portraits and photos of fast moving subjects such as children and pets.
  • A stepping motor (Gear-type STM) supports the Movie Servo AF function in providing smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when shooting photos.
  • Improved exterior design includes new focus ring placement making it the most compact Canon 50mm lens.
  • Metal mount helps provide stability and ruggedness.
  • Optimized lens placement and coatings help deliver outstanding color balance, while minimizing ghosting and flare.
  • Circular aperture (7 blades) helps deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.15 ft. (0.35m); maximum magnification of 0.21x.

Quick 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
Filter Size: 49mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 69.2mm x 39.3mm, 159g.

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