9.9 out of 10 based on 4744 reviews

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

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  • User Score (4816)
    9.5 9.5 from 4816 reviewers
  • Expert Score (12)
    8.5 8.5 from 12 reviewers
  • Design (26)
    9.9 9.9 from 26 reviewers
  • Value for money (6)
    10 10 from 6 reviewers
  • Ease of use (8)
    10 10 from 8 reviewers
  • Picture quality (5)
    9.3 9.3 from 5 reviewers
  • Overall quality (5)
    7.1 7.1 from 5 reviewers
  • Battery performance (5)
    10 10 from 5 reviewers
  • Build quality (7)
    7.8 7.8 from 7 reviewers
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  1. PhotoReview

    16 August 2017

    Design- and price-wise, the EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens is targeted mainly at snapshooters and photo enthusiasts who use one of Canon's cropped-sensor (APS-C) cameras. However, it is also worthy of consideration by owners to the flagship APS-C models like the EOS 7D Mark II for its features,... Read more

  • User Reviews

  1. F/1.8

    JB Hi-Fi
    Reviewer: SheldonI, JB Hi-Fi
    2 weeks ago

    It is really good to have low light covered now, the 50mm size gives you decent opportunity to work with so in all a great product. Read more

  2. So-so

    Reviewer: Cody, Teds
    24 December 2015

    The good points are that the images that come out are nice, it's compact, and it's cheap. But the build quality is terrible. You can't use it for video (the AF motor noise is extremely loud), and the manual focus makes a terrible grinding spring noise. Read more

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  3. Valve for money

    Harvey Norman
    Reviewer: Big Johnny, Harvey Norman
    19 July 2018

    I’ve had this for a while an it is a great lens at a super price. Definitely recommend, it won’t disappoint Read more

  4. Best Lens for starter cinema filmakers!

    Reviewer: Anonymous, Canon
    30 July 2017

    No i dont mean blockbuster films or cinema movies, i mean youtube music videos like Logan Paul. This lens is really good for low light as mentioned in the brochure, i could take really nice photos with my setup in low light and the results were amazing! Read more

  5. The "Nifty Fifty" that's right for video

    Reviewer: Harrison, Camerasdirect
    6 January 2015

    Featuring full time manual control and a Stepping Motor, this Canon Prime Lens should be one on the list for the video shooter. The Stepping Motor allows silent and smooth auto focusing, which is perfect for video recording and the Full Time Manual control lets you adjust your focus manually even... Read more

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