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How Good Is the Canon’s Budget Mirrorless 50mm Lens?

Getting a budget lens can may scare you but sometimes they be better than those super expensive lens. This article will show you how good the Canon Budget Mirrorless 50mm Lens and is it worth it to go cheap or do you need to break the bank.

Canon’s RF 50mm f/1.2L is a spectacular lens that has garnered a lot of praise, but at over R45 399, it is extremely expensive and likely overkill for a lot of photographers. Canon also has the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM, however, giving photographers a much more affordable option, and this great video review takes a look at the kind of performance you can expect from it in practice.

This video from Dustin Abbott, gives you an review and takes a look at the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM mirrorless lens.

Even though the 50mm f/1.8 is far more affordable than its f/1.2L cousin, it still comes with a variety of useful features, including:

  • Single precision-molded aspherical element for less distortion and increased sharpness

  • STM stepping motor for fast autofocus that is also quiet enough for video work
  • Super Spectra coating for less flares and ghosting and better contrast

  • Customizable Control Ring for changing aperture, ISO, or exposure compensation

  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh

Certainly, the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM is not going to outperform the RF 50mm f/1.2L, but it offers rather impressive performance for its price and looks like quite a versatile option for a variety of genres.

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(Via (Alex Cooke)