Horses for courses: while I don’t agree with his focus on the new focus ring, I agree with pretty much everything else Chris says about Canon's new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens – and having owned both the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 [B&H | Amazon] and Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II [B&H | Amazon], I was really pleased to hear how quiet the new STM sounded.
Chris Lavigne’s sub-4:00 vid is the way to go.
GEAR REVIEW: The $125 Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (the 2015 nifty-fifty)
Canon introduced an amazing entry level prime lens that I think every video producer should own: The Canon 50mm F/1.8 STM Here's what I think about it!
* New focus ring for smooth manual focus
* Updated STM stepping motor for smooth autofocus
* Improved minimum focusing distance at just over 1 foot
* Updated aperture blades for prettier bokeh
* Metal mount which adds durability
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