Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Review (improved in almost every way, D. Abbott)

Canon Rf 50mm F/1.8 STM Review

Here is a new Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM review. One of the less expensive lenses for the EOS R, and a classic full frame lens.

Our favourite gear reviewer Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM review. Form his conclusion:

[…] after spending time with the RF 50mm F1.8, I can also say with confidence that Canon didn’t just “mail it in” by throwing an RF mount on the EF lens.  The RF lens is improved in almost every way.  The build quality is noticeably improved and is far from feeling like a toy like the EF 50mm F1.8 II did.  This feels like a real lens, a finished product.  The same is true of the autofocus performance, where the STM motor in the newest lens is smoother and snappier in performance than the older EF STM lens.  When I reviewed the EF 50mm F1.8 STM, I had to make major micro-adjustments to get accurate focus on my DSLRs, so it is such a liberating thing to not have to worry about focus accuracy on mirrorless.  I just threw the lens on my camera and started shooting…and got great results.

I also threw the RF 50mm F1.8 into the EOS R5 gauntlet with its 45 MP of resolution, and the lens emerged largely unscathed.  Wide open contrast isn’t amazing, and there is a surprising amount of vignette that is now part of the equation, but the lens is capable of producing very nice images with good detail and great bokeh even at wide apertures, and if you stop the lens down, it becomes very sharp.

Read the review at dustinabbott.net…

As usual the review comes with a huge set of sample pictures, comparison charts, and all the information you might want to know. Dustin’s reviews are what I look for when I am about to purchase new gear. And for those who prefer to watch their reviews, Dustin Abbott provides a comprehensive video-review.

This is the full review:

And this is a more compact version of the review:

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More Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM review stuff are listed here. This lens is a no brainer for every EOS R owner.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM:

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Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Review, And Comparison With EF 50mm f/1.8

Canon Rf 50mm F/1.8 STM Review

Here is a new Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM review along with some comparison to the EF version of the Nifty-Fifty.

Coming from well known camera reviewer Gordon Laing, the video review below looks at at performance of the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM for EOS R systems and compares it to the iconic EF 50mm f/1.8. Sample images are here, and that’s also where you find Gordon’s written review. From his conclusion:

The Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM is a low-cost standard lens for the EOS R mirrorless system which, like the EF versions before it, provides an affordable entry into the World of prime lenses, low-light photography and shallow depth-of-field effects.

It may cost roughly double that of the EF 50mm f1.8 STM, but at around 200 dollars or pounds it becomes by far the cheapest native lens in the RF system to date, making it tempting for anyone looking for a second lens to complement an existing kit-zoom. It’s smaller than the EF version when you take a mirrorless adapter into account, and while the overall style and rendering is similar, the newer RF version is noticeably sharper across more of the frame when wide-open.

Read Gordon Laing’s review…

More Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM review stuff are listed here. This lens is a no brainer for every EOS R owner.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Battle Of The Nifty-Fifties: Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM vs EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

RF 50mm F/1.8 STM Vs EF 50mm

Canon recently released the Nifty-Fifty for the RF mount. Here is a comparison Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM vs EF 50mm f/1.8 STM.

Coming from Alex Barrera, the 8 minutes video review below reviews the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM vs EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lenses. Alex made the sample pictures of his review available.

You can follow Alex also on Instagram. More Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 review stuff are listed here. This lens is a no brainer for every EOS R owner.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Deal: Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens – $379 (reg. $549, limited supply)

Rokinon 50mm T1.5

Only for today and tomorrow (expires 12/30), ad with limited stock, B&H Photo has a 31% discount on the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens for Canon EF mount.

Part of B&H Photo’s MegaDealZone promotion, the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens is on sale at $379. Compare at $549. Limited stock.

At a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: T1.5 – T22
  • One Aspherical, One Hybrid Asph. Element
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-Clicked Aperture Control Ring
  • Lateral Aperture and Distance Markings
  • UMC Lens Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 1.5′

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Deal pages:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals might be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 and/or Luminar AI using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

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Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Review (shockingly good considering price)

Canon Rf 50mm F/1.8 STM Review

The Nifty-Fifty for the RF mount is a recent release. Here is a Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM review, and one more that praises this little gem of a lens

The Art of Photography posted their Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM review. They say:

Canon have released an incredibly affordable 50mm f/1.8 lens to its RF mount line of lenses. This lens is shockingly good considering its low price point. In this video, we’ll look at some sample images, some MTF data and I’ll show you exactly why this is the lens that every photographer should have in their bag.

More Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 review stuff are listed here. This lens is a no brainer for every EOS R owner.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Deal: Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens $379 (reg. $549, today only)

Rokinon 50mm

Only for today (12/21/20) B&H Photo DealZone has a 31% discount on the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens for Canon EF mount.

At a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: T1.5 – T22
  • One Aspherical, One Hybrid Asph. Element
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-Clicked Aperture Control Ring
  • Lateral Aperture and Distance Markings
  • UMC Lens Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 1.5′

Get the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens on sale at $379. Compare at $549.


More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Deal pages:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals might be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 and/or Luminar AI using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

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