The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is now in stock

The new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is now shipping worldwide and is currently in stock at B&H, Amazon and Adorama.

Additional information on the lens can be found here:

Lens specifications

  • Compact, lightweight, fixed focal length standard lens for EOS cameras
  • Large f/1.8 maximum aperture
  • 80mm effective focal length when attached to EOS cameras with APS-C sensors
  • Canon STM gear type stepping motor technology provides quiet autofocusing to support Canon's EOS Movie Servo AF function
  • Improved exterior design including new focus ring placement makes it the most compact Canon EF 50mm lens ever
  • New metal mount for stability and ruggedness
  • Super Spectra Coating for minimized ghosting and flaring
  • Circular seven blade aperture
  • 14-inch minimum focusing distance
  • 0.21x maximum magnification
  • According to the B&H listing, the lens hood is not included - you have to purchase is separately (model ES-68, price: $26.95). The lens cap is included (model E49, price: $9.95). Canon also has a new 49mm protect filter.

MTF chart and lens design

Canon EF 50mm f:1.8 STM lens MTF chart
Canon EF 50mm f:1.8 STM lens MTF chart 2
Canon EF 50mm f:1.8 STM lens design

Sample images

Sample images from the new lens can be found herehere and here:





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