The image above is reportedly the first leaked photo of the upcoming Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM. It is supposed to be the replacement for the very popular and budget friendly 50mm f/1.8 II lens.
The image and specs were first leaked by Digicam-info.
The preliminary list of specifications are as follows-
- Lens arrangement 5-group, six (Construction: 6 elements in 5 groups)
- Optimized coatings to minimize aberrations on contemporary digital cameras
- Features STM (Stepping motor) to aid with continuous focus while shooting video
- Full-time manual focus (auto focus over ride)
The dimensions listed are as follows-
- Length: 39.3mm
- Weight: 160g (1.55″)
- 49mm filter thread
Surprisingly it does not appear to have image stabilization. “It is going to be a cheap lens,” as reported by Digicam-info.
First thing to immediately jump off the page, so to speak is the upgraded build quality. The lens finally features a metal mount. From the slight increase in weight, one can also infer that over all build quality would have also got a bump up.
CanonWatch reports that official announcement would be soon.