Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
The technical details behind this camera
The EF 50mm f/1.8 STM excels at portraiture, low-light photography, and adding an artistic edge to everyday objects and settings, thanks to its wide f/1.8 maximum aperture and 50mm focal length.
Using the aperture
Bring your subject into sharp focus and blur the background with the wide f/1.8 aperture of the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens. Additionally, the f/1.8 aperture lets more light into the lens so that you can comfortably shoot in darker conditions without the use of a tripod.
Stepping motor technology delivers fast, smooth and near silent auto focus, particularly beneficial when shooting movies or in live view mode.
Top three Reasons we think you will love this camera
- Exceptional value for money
- The most important focal length
- Wide f/1.8 aperture
Our expert’s opinion
This is the first lens you should buy after getting your first DSLR camera. The 50mm lens most closely matches what our eyes see. Throughout the history of photography it has producing more iconic images than any other focal length. At this price, it is a must buy. Forget about the kit lens that you likely got with your camera, which likely also passes through the 50mm focal length, because this lens introduces you to a second fundamental of photography – aperture. At f/1.8 this lens has an aperture wide enough to produce a shallow depth of field to make your subjects pop against the background. You will love this lens, the only problem is that you will immediately start craving the Canon 50mm f/1.2 – which in my opinion is the greatest lens of them all.
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