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Canon has unveiled its new nifty fifty lens – the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens at the same $125 price point of the old nifty fifty.
With an EF lens mount, the new lens supports both full frame and APS-C format Canon DSLRs and EOS Cinema Cameras. The new STM focusing motor should provide faster AF for still images and will also support Movie Servo AF on more recent Canon DSLRs.
The lens construction features a metal lens mount and a larger focusing ring than its predecessor. Additionally, it has optimized lens coatings to suppress lens flare and ghosting. The new lens features a rounded 7-blade diaphragm and a 14-inch minimum focus distance. The front filter diameter is 49mm.
The new lens will be compatible with the Canon ES-68 lens hood.
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is expected to ship May 21 for $125. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
It looks like the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens has leaked out ahead of the official announcement. Previously, we had seen rumors and another image of the lens but this one comes from a the reliable Digi-came.info site, which quite frequently has official images and details a few days ahead of the product launch.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Specs
- Lens design: 6 elements in 5 groups
- Full frame lens
- The lens coating is optimized for the digital
- Stepping motor (STM)
- Full-time manual focus
- Length: 39.3mm
- Weight: 160g
Look for an official announcement soon.
If you are beholden to DxO Mark scores as you camera judgment standards, then you know Sony and Nikon have been trouncing Canon in overall “sensor scores” of late. Of course, there is a lot more to a camera than an objective sensor score and many faithful Canon shooters would argue that the results they get from their DSLRs are superior to what a comparable Sony or Nikon model would deliver. [Read more…]