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First Look at the New Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens AF


Earlier today Canon introduced the long awaited EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens. This new fast prime brings with it a new design, new optics and a new STM AF motor which should be faster and quieter for both video and stills work.

The older EF 50mm f/1.8 II has been around for years and now finally Canon released a new version with an STM AF system for silent fast and smooth operation especially in video – something that you might be able to see in the quick demo above.

The new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

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Here are some of the specs of the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens:

  • 50mm f/1.8 lens with full-frame format coverage.
  • Metal mount (unlike the previous model).
  • New optimized lens coatings.
  • STM AF Motor.
  • Manual Focus Override.
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm.
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 14″ (35cm).
  • Max magnification: 1:4.7.
  • Price: $125.

An official quick video by Canon Hong Kong about the new lens

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