11 May 2015

Canon introduces a new 50mm f/1.8 lens


Canon just introduced an all new “standard” 50mm lens. According to the information, this new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is optically better than its predecessor, the EF 50mm f/1.8 II.
The new 50mm f/1.8 STM will be available from 21 May for around $125.

Specifications Summary

  • Compact, lightweight, fixed focal length standard lens for EOS cameras
  • Large f/1.8 maximum aperture
  • 80mm effective focal length when attached to EOS cameras with APS-C sensors
  • Canon STM gear type stepping motor technology provides quiet autofocusing to support Canon’s EOS Movie Servo AF function
  • Improved exterior design including new focus ring placement makes it the most compact Canon EF 50mm lens ever
  • New metal mount for stability and ruggedness
  • Super Spectra Coating for minimized ghosting and flaring
  • Circular seven blade aperture
  • 14-inch minimum focusing distance
  • 0.21x maximum magnification

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