New Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Leaks Out

Canon 50mm f1.8 Lens

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 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.

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Canon’s New EF 50mm f/1.8 IS STM Lens Leaks Out?


This could very well be a low-res image of Canon’s upcoming EF 50mm f/1.8 IS STM lens, which has been rumored for quite some time. Photo Rumors received the image from a tipster with no further details about announcement time frame or availability.

Even from the low resolution image, it looks like it has a better build quality and certainly has a better focus ring that the $125 Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens. Of course, with Image Stabilization and the STM motor inside, I suspect this lens will run quite a bit higher than the “nifty fifty” seen below. [Read more…]