Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM Prime Lens

CanonSKU: 4549292037692

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens

Discover the versatility and exceptional performance of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens, an essential tool for capturing stunning portraits, everyday moments, and cinematic video with ease and precision.

Perfect Portraits with Beautiful Background Blur

Ideal for portrait photography, the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM creates a shallow depth of field that beautifully blurs the background behind your subject, ensuring they stand out with clarity and impact. This lens allows you to fill the frame comfortably without invading personal space, capturing natural expressions effortlessly.

Versatile Perspective for Everyday Photography

On a full-frame EOS camera, the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM functions as a standard lens, offering a perspective similar to that of the human eye. This makes it perfect for a wide range of high-quality everyday photography, from street scenes to family gatherings, delivering images that are true to life and rich in detail.

Fast and Silent Focusing

Equipped with STM (Stepping Motor) technology, this lens provides near-silent autofocus operation, ideal for both still photography and video recording. It focuses quickly and accurately, allowing you to seize spontaneous moments with ease. When shooting video, the STM motor ensures smooth and gradual focus transitions, achieving a professional cinematic look.

Exceptional Performance in Low-Light Conditions

With its wide maximum aperture of f/1.8, the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM excels in low-light environments, allowing you to continue shooting long after sunset. Capture the mood and atmosphere of dimly lit scenes using available light, and marvel at the clarity and sharpness of your images without the need for flash.

Superior Image Quality

Designed with precision optics, including Canon's Super Spectra coating, this lens delivers superb image quality. Images are sharp, with enhanced contrast and reduced distortion, ensuring every detail is rendered naturally and accurately. Whether you're capturing stills or recording movies, expect consistently impressive results.

Compact and Convenient Design

Weighing just 160g and measuring only 40mm in length, the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is incredibly compact and lightweight, making it an indispensable companion for photographers on the go. Its tactile manual focus ring allows for easy adjustments, ensuring intuitive control without removing your eye from the viewfinder.


Elevate your photography with the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens, a compact yet powerful lens that excels in capturing portraits, everyday moments, and cinematic video with exceptional clarity and creativity. From its fast and silent autofocus to its ability to perform brilliantly in low light, this lens is designed to inspire and deliver outstanding results in every shot.

Unlock new possibilities in your photography with the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens. Capture the essence of every moment with precision and style.

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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