New Canon EF Lens 50mm 1: 1.8 STM

On 13.05.2015/50/1 a new player among fifty kopecks was introduced - Canon EF Lens 1.8mm XNUMX: XNUMX STM.

Canon EF Lens 50mm 1: 1.8 STM

Canon EF Lens 50mm 1: 1.8 STM

You can look at technical data and prices here.

Review here.

World. Work. Fifty dollars :)

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Comments: 46, on the topic: New Canon EF Lens 50mm 1: 1.8 STM

  • Timur

    Slowly update the entire line. Maybe 50 / 1.4 will update?

  • Vladimir

    Well done Canon. STM motors are a great solution. Accurate, fast and cheap. Rather, it would be 85mm f / 1.8 STM for $ 250)))

  • Victor

    It would be better if they updated the budget telefixes, they are already 20 years old with a hook (300 / 4stab and 400 / 5.6), so that again they fit into one and a half thousand. and then 2.8, of course, delicious, but absolutely outrageous to the private trader.

    • Dmitry K

      and what are the old ones bad? Elka with an ultrasonic motor and a stub, what's wrong? The new 100-400 was released - the same focal and aperture, only the zoom and the newer stabilization. Just one and a half pieces.

  • Yuriy75

    7-blade diaphragm, down with the bokeh nuts! The main drawback was cured, if the branded purple glare in the backlight was removed ...

    • Eugene

      I suspect that if there were nuts on Zeiss, everyone would shout: - Oh, God, how beautiful they are! not like these lemons on the Deshman Canon.

      • anonym

        If Zeiss had nuts in the bokeh, he would be called the Canon!

      • AlekK

        Zeiss has not only nuts, but also a cutter, which looks much worse, but from this they do not cease to be magnificent glasses. And seven or six lamellas the difference is not great, an even circle on the covered still will not be.

      • Yuriy75

        The nuts do not bother me at all, the low resolution and contrast of the image on the open aperture annoy me, I would prefer a slightly lower aperture (for example f2), but a sharper picture over the entire field of the frame

  • anonym

    Tsikavo bulo used to correlate the optical schemes of the old and new Kenon. I think it's all the same. Іnavіt enlightenment and chornіya - hardly ever remembered. Ale spozhivach khoche novoi balandi - і vin її otrima! Marketers are not free to get a salary!

    • Oleg

      As a rule, STM lenses are slightly better than their predecessors, plus seven aperture blades and are better for video shooting, but again, this system does not open on all cameras, but otherwise it's a good old fifty

    • Yuriy75

      For example, 24-70 2.8, with the same optical design, in the second generation canon managed to correct the depth of field curvature. Technologies are improving with each generation of cameras, the requirements for the resolution of optics are growing, but for lovers it is at hand. But whales 18-55 and 18-135 were brought to mind, and this cannot but rejoice.

      • anonym

        What are you about. 24-70 ii completely different optical scheme than the first 24-70. He even moves the trunk the other way when zooming. Or am I missing something? The truth is interesting. Have you made a mistake or I don’t know something?

  • Sergei

    I consider it a disgrace that different people come under the same nickname. Something needs to be done with this.

  • Slam

    What kind of STM motor? Give a link where you can read about it?

    • Sergei

      STM is a stepper motor. It is quiet and fast. Suitable for continuous focusing when shooting movies.

  • Uladzimir

    Perhaps pentahedrons are the only thing that I did not like about the old fifty dollars. The rest is a wonder lens for its money. Well done for adding blades to the diaphragm.

  • Madness scif

    budget half - cho there may be something new, a new motor is good, but nothing more should be expected from it

  • Ivan Wolverine

    STM is a stepper motor. He is quiet and fast. Suitable for continuous focus when shooting movies.
    the stepper motor has been known for about 100 years ... the so-called. "Screwdriver" focusing on Nikon zf for lenses with a drive - "screwdriver" - is essentially the same stepping motor ... but the above STM system - does not have real manual focusing ... that is, manual focus is still there, but this is pseudo-manual focusing - using the same stepper motor, which is controlled by the so-called ring. manual focus ... but the so-called system. “Manual” focusing is even more noisy than with automatic focusing…. so for video, according to the criterion of no noise in manual mode, it is not very good ...

    • anonym

      Ivan, it is unlikely that the comrades who shoot the video focusing manually will generally look in the direction of this miracle. Its target audience is those for whom the whale is not enough, but a good fix is ​​still expensive.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      STM has its own jambs, details in the review here

    • Alexander

      In addition, a similar system has long been available on Olympus 4/3 cameras.

  • Expert 2 times

    Only now the price will probably not be very tasty in our place, now the pancake is ~ 3 000 UAH.

  • Sergei

    Interestingly, there are 35 / f1.8 and 50 / f1.8 aspherical elements in the lenses, but will 50 / f1.4 and 85 / f1.8 be updated by adding these elements? competitors seem to have aspherical elements in such lenses. Yes, and 17-55 / f2.8 is time to modify the stub. The carcasses enter the market at the speed of a machine gun, but the optics are not updated that way.

  • Arkady Shapoval

    I remind you that the topic of politics on Radozhiv is prohibited. Comments on this topic are worn out. HappyReiMode :)

  • Schum

    MiT *. Work. Fifty * p

  • Novel

    Petals, petals ...
    The quality of the picture, of course, "we will see", but already now there is a non-illusory advantage over the previous version, which, however, all commentators for some reason do not mention - constructive ...
    Finally, we have a budget fifty dollars, not falling apart at a glance at it)

    • AlekK

      What construct is there? Having experience working with optics where there is no direct manual focus, manually focusing causes only irritation, I want to be saddened about something solid and not tormented. If you want a reliable construct, find the first, film version 50 / 1.8, besides the classic planar 6/4 there, and you will be happy.

  • Sergei

    I was dealing with fifty of the previous version - brought a familiar one - I did not focus on the 650D. It turned out to be blurred one angle, it seems that the optical axis was offset. Such a phenomenon as I heard almost in large quantities on the previous version, if this is better with the quality of the situation, then it will be a working, not expensive lens.

  • Dmitriy

    Normal build, metal mount, decent focusing range - that's just great news. Of course, I would like a normal USM, but since we have installed STM - what can you do, it's better than what was on the previous version, STM motors, although not as fast as ultrasonics, are accurate ... And as for manual focusing ... whom manual focus does not bother - there are hundreds of options for manual fifty dollars - from budget G-44 to elite Zeiss Planars.

  • igor sort of heard that this is a Kenon answer

  • Julia

    I wonder when it will go on sale in Ukraine. Nobody saw, heard?

  • Vova

    Recently I bought this miracle of technology) Before that there were two Canon EF 50mm 1: 1.8 II Well, I'll start, perhaps, with the fact that everyone considers it a disadvantage. This is a “manual” focus ring.

  • Vova

    Recently I bought this miracle of technology) Before that there were two Canon EF 50mm 1: 1.8 II. Well, I'll start with what everyone considers a disadvantage. This is a “manual” focus ring. In the previous version, this ring was extremely uncomfortable. Firstly, it was narrow and located at the very end of the lens, and secondly, and most importantly, in order to go from the minimum focusing distance to infinity, it was necessary to rotate it by only about 45 degrees ... That is, to precisely aim at sharpness it was necessary to very carefully move the ring by a fraction of a millimeter, which is understandably inconvenient. At the same time, for example, on Helios 44, which I also use, to go from the minimum focusing distance to infinity, you need to twist the ring 270 degrees. The disadvantage of this option is that you cannot go from minimum to infinity in one motion. You have to intercept the focusing ring several times, which is not convenient and takes a lot of time. Canon EF 50mm 1: 1.8 STM with its electronic focusing ring Canon engineers thought a superb thing. I don't know why, but I haven't seen this in any review. If you turn the focusing ring quickly, then in order to go from the minimum focusing distance to infinity, you need to turn it about 100 degrees, and if you turn it slowly, then scrolling through 100 degrees you will go a little more than half from the minimum to infinity. Personally, I'm just delighted with this decision. In addition, the response of the electronics is so fast and accurate that the lack of direct contact with the focusing mechanism is ABSOLUTELY not felt.
    As for autofocus, it works perfectly accurately even in fairly poor lighting conditions. There is nothing even to compare with the previous version. There are 50% misses. Autofocus speed is fast enough, although not the fastest. Compared to the previous version, it is about the same. Half a second version turned autofocus a little faster, but scoured, and STM twists a little slower, but does it smoothly and does not scour, due to which the speed is the same.
    The bokeh became round and pleasant. 50mm 1: 1.8 STM compared to its predecessor seemed a little sharper, especially at the open aperture, and the drop in sharpness at the edges of the frame decreased. The picture has become more juicy. Significantly less chromatic aberration. Backlit performance has improved. Perhaps this is all due to the new Super Spectra coating.
    The build quality of the lens, the quality of the plastic, and, well, not a small plus metal mount, have significantly improved.
    As for the minuses, this is the so-called "noiselessness". I expected that I really would not hear anything when focusing the STM half-band, but as it turned out, he still makes a sound) Of course, it is much quieter than 50mm 1: 1.8 II. Here it is not worth comparing. But still it can not be called silent. In addition, with manual focusing, the nature of the sound changes, and it seemed to me that it is a little louder.
    In conclusion, I want to say that for 115 bucks the Canon EF 50mm 1: 1.8 STM is simply an unrealistically cool lens. In this price category, he has no equal. Moreover, even up to $ 250, the best autofocus lens cannot be found (and not only among half-points).

  • Andrei

    And tell me, how is it with focusing accuracy ???
    50 mm 1,8 ii had well-known problems with focusing, and due to the looseness of the lens unit and other things ... out of 10 shots, only 4-5 were with focus where needed.
    What about the new glass ??

    • Pastor

      Much better. Misses are very rare, unlike the old version. Even the speed has grown, plus it works quietly. Personally, I'm now thinking of even replacing 50 1.4 with 50 1.8stm. The most adequate half-speed from canon at the moment.

  • Karen

    And yet, with all the advantages of this lens, there is a big drawback, the border in contrasting places turns purple and this is annoying. Pay attention to the top of the white apron

  • Andrei

    Tell. There are 50 1,8 STMs in stock.
    I don’t like the sharpness at 1,8, which is quite weak. 4 is excellent, but the blur is weak.
    I also want to buy a 24 pancake, because 50 is sometimes a bit too much on a crop.
    So, does it make sense to carry both, or is it better to buy Sigma 17-50 2.8?
    The price is the same as 2 Nikon, which is 1 Sigma.
    In terms of image quality and sharpness, I will not lose?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      a 50mm fixed at 2.8 would be better than a 17-50 Sigma zoom at 2.8

    • Rodion

      To fundamentally be better, you need to take something like

    • B. R. P.

      If Sigma is without back / front with your camera, then it's normal. With fixes in the picture / sharpness you will not lose, but what if you need a wider 24mm?)

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