Our opinion of the new RF 50mm lens by Jason Mitchell.
Full frame photography always benefits from a prime 50mm lens. That probably why its by far the best selling focal length of all.
This new RF 50mm will compliment any EOS R, RP, R5 or R6 camera and makes the whole experience of carrying camera kit around so much better as all of these cameras will be lighter and smaller than you have experienced up until now whilts still delivering super sharp images. It should be the first choice for every camera bag.
THE NEW STANDARD
The RF 50mm F1.8 STM is a compact RF prime lens with a fast f/1.8 aperture capable of high-quality images. The lens is small, light and quiet thanks to a redesign of optics for its RF mount and STM motor and ideal for exploring your creativity.
Wide aperture creativity
Create artistic and impactful images at lower ISO thanks to a wide f/1.8 aperture that achieves sharp focus on a subject yet delivers a beautifully blurred background.
Sharp, quiet focusing
The STM (Stepping Motor) technology focuses very smoothly and in near-silence, ideal for stills and video. Super Spectra Coating on the lens elements ensures quality.
Compact and lightweight
At 160g and 40.5mm, it is a highly compact and lightweight partner for your day-to-day shooting with EOS R-series cameras, with no adapter required.
Very discreet with a combined focusing and control ring for intuitive control, the lens has a 7-blade circular aperture for superb bokeh and focuses to 0.3m.
Creativity at lower cost
The RF 50mm F1.8 STM offers an affordable way to explore greater creativity and is a great choice for ambient light portraits with a natural, flattering perspective.
- STM Motor - Smooth, fast, near-silent autofocus
- Wide f/1.8 aperture - Great for low light and stunning bokeh
- Aspheric lens element - Superior sharpness from centre to edge
- RF mount - Compact design with better performance
- Super Spectra Coating - Improves image quality and colour rendering