Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Canon RF mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM is a member of Canon's RF STM Prime series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
RF STM Prime Series Lenses in Canon RF Mount
Reasons to Buy Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Fast Aperture
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| Light weight at only 160g / 5.6 oz
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM is compatible with cameras that have Canon RF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon RF lenses are Canon R8, Canon R50 and Canon R6 II.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM has a maximum diameter of 69mm and total length of 41mm. It weighs 160g / 5.6 oz.
Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM has a filter thread of 43mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM:
Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM has a fixed focal length of 50mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 80mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.25x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.25x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM has a max aperture of F1.8 and a minimum aperture of F22.
Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM's optical formula consists of 6 elements in 5 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 aspherical element
- Super Spectra Coating
Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM doesn't come with a lens hood but there is an optional lens hood with a part code of ES-65B that you can order separately.
Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM
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