Canon launches new EF 50mm f / 1.8 STM-prime lens




Canon launches Monday EF 50mm f / 1.8 STM -primelens. The lens is the successor to the popular EF 50mm f / 1.8 II, which has existed since 1991. The new lens has been improved at various points and has an aperture with seven instead of five slats.

That says Canon on its site. Long did speculation circulating about how the successor of ‘plastic fantastic’ would look like. The latest addition has been given several important improvements over its predecessor for almost a quarter century old. The noisy focusing motor is replaced by an STM copy. The number of blades increases the aperture of five to seven and the outer lens features Canon’s Super Spectra coating, making the lens must perform better with digital cameras.

Canon praises the trinket as ideal lens for shooting portraits in combination with APS-C sensors or as a practical standard lens for full frame cameras. The minimum focusing distance is 35 centimeters. The lens consists of six lenselelmenten into five groups. The diaphragm is a minimum set at f / 22.

One of the biggest annoyances with the f / 1.8 II was poorly accessible focusing ring for manual focus. That problem has been addressed and the focus ring now seems well served, though the distance indicator is still missing. The lens is available immediately and will retail for 135 euros.

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