The All New Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Launched

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What a way to celebrate 25th year anniversary! Recently, Canon launched a new and updated 50mm f/1.8 STM lens after it first launched the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II lens back in 1990. Seems like the brand was not in a mood to upgrade the magical lens, but were forced to do so by Yongnuo’s 50mm f/1.8 lens, which is a clone of Canon 50mm f/1.8 II and available at half the cost.

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For years Canon has been selling this portrait lens like hotcakes, a lens which is was almost perfect except for the plastic built quality. Well, seems like Canon has finally realized it and planned to come up with the updated 50mm f/1.8 STM lens (or maybe Yongnuo waked them up).

Also read: Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 for Nikon: The Upcoming Lens

Why upgrade to Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM?

1. Unlike its predecessor, the updated lens has rubberized focus ring and the mount has been made of metal, which makes the lens look strong and durable.

2. This variant of 50mm lens comes with STM motor (stepper motor), used for auto-focusing. This technology promises to deliver smooth servo auto-focus while shooting video and fast auto-focus while clicking images.

3. The upgraded lens is installed with 7 rounded aperture blades as compared to 5 rounded blades in the previous variant, which means no more pentagonal bokeh now.

4. The minimum focus distance has also been reduced from 17.7″ (450mm) to 13.8″ (350mm). Now get ready to click amazing macro images from a closer distance.

canon 50mm f/1.8 stm

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The Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is now available for sale, to purchase your unit now, click here.

Are you convinced to upgrade to Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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