The RF 50mm F1.8 STM is a compact and highly versatile RF prime lens capable of high quality images. The wide aperture gives this lens excellent low-light prowess which means you’ll be able to keep it on your camera all day long, even when light levels drop. With a fixed 50 mm focal length offering a neutral perspective and remarkable close focusing to capture details close at hand, you’ll soon discover new creative possibilities and take your photography to a whole new level. The lens is small, light and quiet thanks to a redesign of optics for its RF mount and STM motor and is ideal for advancing your skills as a photographer.
Compact, Lightweight Fixed 50mm Focal Length Lens
Being bulky or inconvenient to carry is never a concern with the RF50mm F1.8 STM lens. Its compact size makes it appealing to bring on any trip or excursion and is quite handy to have around, too, with its 50mm fixed focal length letting you be creative with composition and because the 50mm focal length is similar to what the actual human eye sees, it provides a great representation to capture impressive portraits, landscapes, food photos and more.
Large F/1.8 Aperture for Low-Light Photography and Creative Background Blur
The f/1.8 aperture provides you with a number of benefits and options for your photography, including being able to shoot with faster shutter speeds in low light, helping to decrease the effects of camera shake for a more steady shot, reducing the amount of noise in your image, and the ability to beautifully blur the background or foreground depending on your creative taste.
A Stepping Motor (Gear-Type STM) Provides Smooth and Quiet Continuous AF During Video Recording, As Well As When Shooting Photos
The RF50mm F1.8 STM lens uses a gear-type stepping motor to provide smooth and quiet autofocus when shooting both still and video, so focusing appears seamless while following a subject with Servo AF, or Movie Servo AF. Focus racks will have clean transitions when repositioning to another subject, or when focusing from foreground to background.
Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes**
The RF50mm F1.8 STM lens incorporates a control/focus ring** on the lens barrel that can directly adjust numerous settings including shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation and more. Located towards the end of the lens, the control/focus ring has a tactile, easily distinguished surface and provides tangible feedback for confident use while looking through the viewfinder. The RF50mm F1.8 STM lens does not have the clicking mechanism as the other RF lenses have, providing smooth Manual focusing and exposure control while recording videos.
Optimized Lens Placement and Coatings Help Deliver Outstanding Color Balance, While Minimizing Ghosting and Flare
Since you'll be carrying this lens with you quite often you'll want something that provides great results. The large diameter and short back focus inherent in all RF lenses helps with image quality while a carefully placed single PMo aspherical lens helps to reduce aberrations at the periphery of the image, with lens coatings further assisting by helping to reduce flaring and ghosting, so your images are clear, vivid and inspiring
Circular 7-Blade Aperture Helps Deliver Beautiful, Soft Backgrounds
You'll have no problem getting that creative, fun and pleasant out-of-focus background blur we all love with the circular 7-blade aperture, so your subject stands out and the background provides a beautiful backdrop that's visually appealing in itself.
Minimum Focusing Distance of 0.98 Ft. and Maximum Magnification of 0.25x
Capture amazing shots wherever you are and whatever your subject, even at a close distance of 0.98 ft. at a maximum magnification of 0.25x, making this not just an ideal lens for everyday casual shooting but for more intricate shots like food, flowers and smaller subjects you really want to show off.
Up To 7 Stops* Of Shake Correction with EOS R Series Cameras with In-Body Image Stabilizer
When combined with an EOS R Series camera with In-Body Image Stabilizer, you can experience the benefits of high-precision 5-axis image stabilization even without Optical Image Stabilization so you can capture amazingly clear and steady results while shooting handheld photos or videos, even in low-light situations like indoors or night scenes, without having to significantly increase the ISO or grab a tripod.