Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Review (By TDP)
Bryan Carnathan at The Digital Picture published the review of new Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens. Tested on the 45MP Canon EOS R5, the Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM Lens is a great option for beginners, kids, those wanting a low light lens to complement a lower-end kit lens, those on a tight budget, or those needing the unique features this lens offers.
Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Key Features:
- 45MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC X Image Processor
- 8K30 Raw and 4K120 10-Bit Internal Video
- Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
- 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 20 fps E. Shutter
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1053 Points
- 0.5″ 5.76m-Dot OLED EVF
- 3.2″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
- Subject Tracking with Deep Learning
- CFexpress & SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots
While the Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM Lens is not the highest performing lens from an image quality perspective, the image quality is decent (quite good stopped down), and this lens holds some strong advantages.
At the top of that list is this lens’s bottom of the line price, half that of the next least expensive RF option at review time. The focal length has great general-purpose utility, and the wide aperture provides strong advantages over narrow aperture zoom lenses. The compact size and light weight mean there is always space and energy for the RF 50mm F1.8 to be in the kit. Having the lens along and the energy to use it means getting more and better images. That also means keeping the fun in photography.
The Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM Lens is a great option for beginners, kids, those wanting a low light lens to complement a lower-end kit lens, those on a tight budget, or those needing the unique features this lens offers.
Canon EOS R5: $3,899 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens: $199 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
You can read the full review at The Digital Picture.
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