Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM Review

January 19, 2021 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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The Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM is everything you want a nifty fifty to be. It's cheap, compact and capable, delivering great image quality (on par in some areas with the RF 50mm f/1.2L, which costs over ten times as much!) in a truly pocket-sized lens. The smallest optic for the EOS R system, it's a fantastic everyday lens that pairs well with any RF boy – and is particularly perfect with the Canon EOS RP if you want a sleek, street-friendly setup.
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The Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM is a low-cost standard lens for the EOS R mirrorless system which, like the EF versions before it, provides an affordable entry into the World of prime lenses, low-light photography and shallow depth-of-field effects. It may cost roughly double that of the EF 50mm f1.8 STM, but still becomes by far the cheapest native lens in the RF system to date, making it tempting for anyone looking for a second lens to complement an existing kit-zoom.
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Want to create a best selling lens? Start with the highly popular, very useful 50mm focal length and add a relatively wide f/1.8 aperture. With the compact size, light weight, and low price that combination avails, these models tend to live at or near the top of best-seller lists. That is where you can expect to find the Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM Lens.
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