Canon launched new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon just launched the EF50mm f/1.8 STM, the third generation of the popular EF50mm f/1.8 lens, aka nifty fifty, with a new Stepping Motor (STM).
EF50mm f1.8 STM_Slant_without_cap
The latest version of the EF50mm f/1.8 builds upon the proven and venerable design, with enhanced metal mounts for better build quality and greater reliability, STM drive technology to make the autofocusing virtually silent, and optimized lens coating to suppress flaring and ghosting.
The inclusion of the new STM technology makes the lens viable for video capture – a function important to DSLR users today. This enhanced technology removes unwanted motor noise and makes for an even quieter, smoother, and quicker AutoFocus (AF) in movie shooting, resulting in better video footage.
The EF50mm f/1.8 STM is equipped with a reduced minimum focusing distance of 35cm, 10cm less from 45cm on the EF50mm f/1.8. This allows the user to get closer to the subject for a more up-close shot.
Pricing and availability of the EF50mm f/1.8 STM in Singapore will be advised at a later date. According to some websites, the EF50mm f/1.8 STM will be available in the US by the end of May and retails at US$125.99.
Update on 21 May 2015: The EF50mm f/1.8 STM is now available in Singapore at $189.​

2 comments

  1. Annette: Actually, this lens is too thick to be considered a pancake lens. But Canon really need to produce more pancake lens. Good for street photography. 🙂

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