The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a portable (weighing just 160g), general purpose, wide aperture lens that is ideal for portraits, movies and low-light scenes. The Stepping motor (STM) autofocus produces smooth, precise focus, which is perfect for video recording.
50mm is an ideal focal length of lens to leave on a DSLR all day for activities such as photo walks, portrait photography to street photography. This due to its lightweight construction, but also due to the focal length producing images that replicate the field of view of the human eye.

There are a number of 50mm lenses to choose from, so how do you decide that the 50mm f/1.8 STM is the right lens for you? One of the things that make this lens most attractive is that it offers a fast f/1.8 aperture. While it’s not the fastest of Canon’s low aperture 50mm lenses, it is still good in low light conditions and can provide sharp images with visually pleasing background blur. The other factor that makes the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens so popular is that it’s one of the most affordable DSLR lenses available for Canon cameras, which is why it’s also known as a “nifty fifty”.

The stepper motor of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM focuses on subjects quickly and quietly whether capturing stills or video recording. When paired with one of Canon’s latest DSLR cameras, the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM provides quick continuous focusing, delivering smooth results without making too much noise that could ruin your videos.

Featuring a metal EF mount and stepper motor, the latest Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM offers great value for money for anyone keen to add a quality lens to their collection that will certainly get a lot of use.

Main features
- Compact and lightweight
- Great for video recording and stills photography
- Stepping motor technology for quick and quiet focusing
- Durable metal mount
- Fast f/1.8 aperture, suitable for low light conditions


Dimensions for Lenses 69.2 x 39.3 mm
Weight (g) 159g
Type Standard , Fixed Focal Length
Lens Fitting Canon EF
Filter - Size 49mm