Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon EF 50mm f:1.8 STM Lens

Product Summary

Key Features

  • 50mm focal length and maximum aperture of f/1.8
  • Great for portraits, action, and nighttime photography
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.15 ft. (0.35m) and a maximum magnification of 0.21x
  • Stepping motor (STM) delivers near silent, continous Move Servo AF for movies and smooth AF for stills
  • 80mm effective focal-length on APS-C cameras, 50mm on full-frame cameras

Key Benefits

  • A fantastic lens for portraits
  • Fast, virtually silent focusing
  • A great performer in low-light conditions
  • Super-sharp image quality
  • Compact ‘go-everywhere’ design


Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)40º, 27º,46º
Lens construction (elements/groups)6/5
No. of diaphragm blades7
Aerture1.8- 22
Closent focusing Distance:0.35 (M)
Max. Magnification0.21x
Distance infoyes
Af ActuatorSTM
Filter size49mm
Max. diameter x length (mm)69.2 x 39.3
Lens CapE-49
Lens HoodES-68
Rear case/pouchLP1014
Rear CapLens dust cap E
Magnification with EF12 Ext Tube0.45-0.24
Magnification with EF 25 Ext Tube0.74-0.53
Extender compatibilityNo


Additional Images

Canon EF 50mm f:1.8 STM Normal Lens

Sample images

Canon EOS 6D | 1/320 | f/1.8 | ISO 1600 | 50mm

Canon EOS 750D | 1/1000 | f/2.5 | ISO 100 | 50mm

Canon EOS 6D | 1/250 | f/2.5 | ISO 800 | 50mm

Sample images on Flickr

Purchase options

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