Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens: Video Review

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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.

Want a very enjoyable and to-the-point video review of the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens? [B&H | Amazon]

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)

Via Wistia:

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!

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM Lens


This new 50mm f/1.8 STM replaces the plastic 50mm f/1.8 wonder-lens referred to as the ‘nifty-fifty‘. It received some welcome updates to make it an awesome addition to a video producers camera bag.

* 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

Read full article at Wistia “GEAR REVIEW: The $125 Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (the 2015 nifty-fifty)”

Note: it is our policy to give credit as well as deserved traffic to our news sources – so we don't repost the entire article – sorry, I know you want the juicy bits, but I feel it is only fair that their site get the traffic and besides, you just might make a new friend and find an advertiser that has something you've never seen before

(cover photo credit: snap from Wistia)

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh is the founder of Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions. He and the team write, direct, shoot, score, and edit web-centric films; conduct photo shoots; and write copy, white papers and blog posts. Hugh also writes screenplays (he recently optioned a TV pilot) and just published his first eBook (Apple's iPhone: The Next Video Revolution). If it's about telling stories, it's in their wheelhouse.

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