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…
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