Canon hits back with their new 50mm lens, the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. Ideal for first time DSLR users as well as advanced amateur photographers, this compact and lightweight EF lens boasts an improved exterior design, including a new focus ring placement, which provides provides photographers with the most compact Canon EF 50mm lens ever, at just 1.5 inches in length.
Composed of six elements in five groups, the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM adopts Canon’s proprietary STM stepping motor technology and supports for Canon’s EOS Movie Servo AF function to provide smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when capturing still photos.
The New Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens will go on sale from the end of May for $125.99. [Product Page]