News |Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM announced: specs, price confirmed

Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM announced: specs, price confirmed


Alongside the RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM, Canon has announced the RF 50mm F1.8 STM, a compact and affordable full-frame lens with the Canon RF mount.

According to Canon, the RF 50mm F1.8 STM has been completely redesigned since the EF 50mm f/1.8 and has a higher optical standard. The new construction features PMo aspherical lenses for improved image quality and Super Spectra Coating technology, for reduced ghosting, flare, and aberration.

It uses an STM focusing motor, which helps to keep the price down, and although quiet it will be audible when used during video shots using the camera’s on-board mic.

A popular focal length, the RF 50mm F1.8 STM captures an angle of view close to our eyes, while the large aperture enables lenty of control over depth of field.

The RF 50mm F1.8 STM has a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m, which is 5cm shorter than the current EF 50mm f/1.8.

Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM Price and Availability

The Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM is set to go on sale in the first week of December for £219.99 / €249.99


  • Lens type: Full-frame standard prime
  • Announced: 4th November 2020
  • Mount: Canon RF
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/1.8
  • Stabilisation: No
  • Weather-sealed: No

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