Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 USM

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(From Canon lens literature)

Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM Overview

Creatives love using a 50mm lens because that focal length is similar to the natural viewpoint of the human field of vision. This perspective allows for the lens to be used in a wide variety of shooting situations, including portraits, landscapes and food photography. What’s more, Canon 50mm f/1.8 lenses have long been a popular tool for both photographers and creators due to their budget-friendly price point, extremely compact and lightweight form factor, and versatility.

The tradition continues with the RF50mm F1.8 STM that, in many ways, is improved over its EF counterpart. The first visually noticeable improvement is the customizable control ring that has become synonymous with RF lenses. The control ring allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, or ISO and with a flip of the side switch can adjust focus. The inclusion of a PMo aspherical lens helps to reduce chromatic aberration and provides high-image quality even at the periphery of the image. Additionally, the combination of the lens shape and Super Spectra Coating (SSC) helps to minimize ghosting and flaring.

Additional Features of The Canon RF50mm F1.8 STM Lens Include:

  • Six lens elements in five groups
  • 12-pin communication system
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.98ft and a maximum magnification of 0.25x
  • Up to 7 stops* of Shake Correction with EOS R Series cameras with In-Body Image Stabilizer

*Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed at a focal length of 50mm using the EOS R5 camera.


Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 USM

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Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 USM User Reviews

10.0/10 average of 1 review(s) Build Quality 10.0/10 Image Quality 10.0/10
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by Philnick (9 reviews)
    Pocketable and fun.
    Nothing significant - I stayed away from nifty-fifties on my EOS DSLRs because of the lack of image stabilization, but the R7's in-body stabilization solves that.

    My first RF lens purchase after getting an R7 with the kit lens. This lens is, simply, fun for candids - like at a party, where it's not intimidating at all.

    It fits - just barely - into the pouch that came with my EF to RF adapter, and lives in a pocket of my vest, always with me if needed.

    And it makes nice images, too.

    reviewed December 5th, 2022 (purchased for $159)