Canon 50mm f1.8 STM // £95.40 Good price for this lens @ Amazon
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Canon 50mm f1.8 STM // £95.40 Good price for this lens @ Amazon

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Found 18th Feb
Canon EF 50 mm 1.8 STM Lens delivered and sold by Amazon (and not 3rd party). Used to be roughly £115 previously so a £20 drop in price!
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johnszi2344 m ago

2 years ago it was £64 in Currys and with a promo code I managed to get it …2 years ago it was £64 in Currys and with a promo code I managed to get it for £51. That’s a drop in price...(flirt)


This is the stm version, that one wasn't.
2 years ago it was £64 in Currys and with a promo code I managed to get it for £51. That’s a drop in price...(flirt)
It depends on the depth of field whether to use this lens.

If the field is deep it's okay because as the lens is quite light you won't sink too much. If the depth of field is only shallow, its far better to get a bigger heavier lens because theres less chance of you sinking in shallow mud.
This is a good price, so hot from me.

However, anyone considering this and on a budget should look at the cheaper edition from Yongnou. It's currently less than half the price - and having spent some time looking at reviews and considering them in the round, I came to the conclusion that is is *almost* as good, and unless you're so good at photography that the slight edge of the canon will matter to you, probably a much better buy. The main notable disadvantage is that it isn't STM, so the auto-focus is a but noisier - which might matter to you if your primary interest is video, but absolutely not an issue for stills.

Currently £44 on Amazon:

amazon.co.uk/Yon…EMK
Edited by: "asm80" 19th Feb
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It depends on the depth of field whether to use this lens.

If the field is deep it's okay because as the lens is quite light you won't sink too much. If the depth of field is only shallow, its far better to get a bigger heavier lens because theres less chance of you sinking in shallow mud.
2 years ago it was £64 in Currys and with a promo code I managed to get it for £51. That’s a drop in price...(flirt)
johnszi2344 m ago

2 years ago it was £64 in Currys and with a promo code I managed to get it …2 years ago it was £64 in Currys and with a promo code I managed to get it for £51. That’s a drop in price...(flirt)


This is the stm version, that one wasn't.
paza12318th Feb

This is the stm version, that one wasn't.


Sorry, didn’t see that one
paza12318th Feb

This is the stm version, that one wasn't.


Is there much difference?
I own the older model
Great lens, good price, can be had for £78.00 if you dare to go eglobal
snoopy185 h, 4 m ago

Is there much difference? I own the older model


STM version has a quieter autofocus motor. Ideal for video.
I need a nikon 50mm 1.4 as i recently moved from canon 600d to nikon d600
I got the 40mm pancake lens otherwise I would have bought this today.
JmeBud3 h, 28 m ago

STM version has a quieter autofocus motor. Ideal for video.


Does quieter mean anything in camera terms other than noise? My understanding is that if you're serious about video, you won't be using the camera's mic for audio anyway. Although I guess it's possible your external audio recording could still pick up the noise of the zoom.
An even better sweetener is if you bought the camera body within the last 90 days canon will refund £20 !

canon.co.uk/len…ink

This is a permanent promotion.
JmeBud19th Feb

STM version has a quieter autofocus motor. Ideal for video.



STM version also has 7 aperture blades vs. The 5 blades on the older version for a smoother bokeh.
careful with these, they tend to front and back focus. Test them out with test page and return if not accurate kscameraclub.org/doc…pdf

Other than that these are great lens for price and amazing for videography. Nice portraits at f/1.8 with bokeh fairly similar to lens in way higher price range.
schnide2 h, 9 m ago

Does quieter mean anything in camera terms other than noise? My …Does quieter mean anything in camera terms other than noise? My understanding is that if you're serious about video, you won't be using the camera's mic for audio anyway. Although I guess it's possible your external audio recording could still pick up the noise of the zoom.


Issue is with shotgun mics, as good as the mic is, if it's next to the lens it's gonna pick it up!
This is a good price, so hot from me.

However, anyone considering this and on a budget should look at the cheaper edition from Yongnou. It's currently less than half the price - and having spent some time looking at reviews and considering them in the round, I came to the conclusion that is is *almost* as good, and unless you're so good at photography that the slight edge of the canon will matter to you, probably a much better buy. The main notable disadvantage is that it isn't STM, so the auto-focus is a but noisier - which might matter to you if your primary interest is video, but absolutely not an issue for stills.

Currently £44 on Amazon:

amazon.co.uk/Yon…EMK
Edited by: "asm80" 19th Feb
asm8055 m ago

This is a good price, so hot from me.However, anyone considering this and …This is a good price, so hot from me.However, anyone considering this and on a budget should look at the cheaper edition from Yongnou. It's currently less than half the price - and having spent some time looking at reviews and considering them in the round, I came to the conclusion that is is *almost* as good, and unless you're so good at photography that the slight edge of the canon will matter to you, probably a much better buy. The main notable disadvantage is that it isn't STM, so the auto-focus is a but noisier - which might matter to you if your primary interest is video, but absolutely not an issue for stills. Currently £44 on Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yongnuo-EF-YN-50mm-1-8/dp/B00QIIMEMK


Thanks for this - I've just saved myself £50 getting the Yongnou instead of the Canon - from the reviews it seems more than up to the task for me.
Sadly broke mine when i dropped the camera.

Be aware the plastic build quality is such that the lens may break in such a situation.

Ended up replacing with the f1.4... but i still feel the f1.8 was a bit sharper.
snoopy1812 h, 38 m ago

Is there much difference? I own the older model


The old one is built like
And this STM one isn't... I mean it's still not built as well as the 1.4. But it also isn't made of paper. Lol.
The af motor is silent for movie recording and it focuses quicker for stills.
Total rookie question here: Is it possible to buy a converter ring to use this lens with an Olympus body?
jimstar35 m ago

The old one is built like And this STM one isn't... I mean it's …The old one is built like And this STM one isn't... I mean it's still not built as well as the 1.4. But it also isn't made of paper. Lol.The af motor is silent for movie recording and it focuses quicker for stills.


Nah I don’t believe what you say about the old one
optically I doubt there is a difference
abulkasam56 m ago

Sadly broke mine when i dropped the camera.Be aware the plastic build …Sadly broke mine when i dropped the camera.Be aware the plastic build quality is such that the lens may break in such a situation.Ended up replacing with the f1.4... but i still feel the f1.8 was a bit sharper.


I would expect any lens would have a good chance of breaking if dropped imho
Just a heads up, I have this lens and the motor still makes a fair bit of noise when it's focusing, great lens though (=
thanks for the post. just purchased it.
Thoughtful4 h, 17 m ago

An even better sweetener is if you bought the camera body within the last …An even better sweetener is if you bought the camera body within the last 90 days canon will refund £20 !https://www.canon.co.uk/lens-promo/?WT.mc_id=web_display:cuk:lens-promo:banner-promopage:linkThis is a permanent promotion.


As i bought a Canon body in the last three months I was trying to find the dates for eligibility for this Canon "Reward on Compatible Lens" offer, but sadly cannot find them. Can anyone point me to the eligibility dates in the FAQ or the T&C?

Thanks in advance.
Is this good for close up pictures
snoopy1814 h, 19 m ago

Is there much difference? I own the older model


It's not a big difference at all. But then it's not much more money, either. I think STM/USM is of limited use on a 50mm prime, but others may disagree. Personally, I'd get a used one but I am a cheap *******. Then again, if you're not a cheap *******, why are you here?
Edited by moderator: "Edited out swearing" 19th Feb
tobybignell35 m ago

Is this good for close up pictures


Not great but better than the old 50mm. Focusses down to 35cm. If you need to get closer get some extension tubes.
I'm pretty sure this lens used to drop to £50-60 quite regularly.
God bless Sterling devaluation.
mikeyfive28 m ago

I'm pretty sure this lens used to drop to £50-60 quite regularly.God bless …I'm pretty sure this lens used to drop to £50-60 quite regularly.God bless Sterling devaluation.


This model only came out 3 years ago and is cheaper now. It's usually been around £100 or more. Nothing to do with "Sterling Devaluation"
snoopy182 h, 5 m ago

I would expect any lens would have a good chance of breaking if dropped …I would expect any lens would have a good chance of breaking if dropped imho


Plastic casing - had no chance.

metal ones some are still going strong for 20+ years just a few scuffs... and many still do the second hand market round due to build quality.
montana7811 h, 16 m ago

I need a nikon 50mm 1.4 as i recently moved from canon 600d to nikon d600


I need a quadcopter but this doesn't seem useful for that either
Got the old version of this...had it 10 yrs or more. Was £60...Excellent for the money, so I think this is a good deal 10 years on with stm
snoopy184 h, 0 m ago

Nah I don’t believe what you say about the old one optically I doubt there …Nah I don’t believe what you say about the old one optically I doubt there is a difference


Optically there isn't really. The old one took great pictures. If you had patience to wait for the focus motor to lock in and carried it like an antique vase.
why is a 1.4 and 1.2 so much more expensive than a 1.8? I have a 1.8 and I rarely use the f stop so low, usually 2.9 and 2.2 is the sweet spot for what I use it for.

This is just about grey import prices so nothing too much to write home about.
This is a nice nifty 50mm! I've got this and it takes lovely pictures for a cheap price. 33292448-7ZSoB.jpg
If you're shooting video on something like a Sony NEX you could always couple this with an affordable focal reducer like the Roxsen (roxsen.com/ind…php?route=product/product&product_id=148) and then you'll have the equivalent of a f1.2 lens, albeit with an appox 30% wider perspective on an APS-C/super 35mm
Edited by: "Noddydog" 19th Feb
I’ve got a canon 100d, is this any better than the 50 mm lens if came with? What does stm mean
schnide19th Feb

Does quieter mean anything in camera terms other than noise? My …Does quieter mean anything in camera terms other than noise? My understanding is that if you're serious about video, you won't be using the camera's mic for audio anyway. Although I guess it's possible your external audio recording could still pick up the noise of the zoom.


I'm not serious about video, but I also don't want to hear the auto focus motor in my recordings.

Zoom with this type of lens will be manual.
worthlessacorn119 h, 3 m ago

I’ve got a canon 100d, is this any better than the 50 mm lens if came w …I’ve got a canon 100d, is this any better than the 50 mm lens if came with? What does stm mean


I'm guessing your kit lens has quite a high aperture (3.5 5.6)
The advantage of this lens (1.8) it will be considerably better in low light situations and create a shallower depth of field
JmeBud2 h, 40 m ago

I'm not serious about video, but I also don't want to hear the auto focus …I'm not serious about video, but I also don't want to hear the auto focus motor in my recordings. Zoom with this type of lens will be manual.


There won't be any zoom with this lens - it's 50mm. Fixed.
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