Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

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The Technical Details Behind the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens:

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.

STM lens

Stepping motor technology delivers fast, smooth and near-silent autofocus, particularly beneficial when shooting movies or in live view mode.

Top three Reasons we Think You Will Love the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens:

  • 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 beginner DSLR camera. The 50mm lens most closely matches what our eyes see. Throughout the history of photography, it has to produce 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 the 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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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens