Image and specs of Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Leaked


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.


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