Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Specifications and Measurements

SpecificationsCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
  Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
Year Introduced2015
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups6/5
Angle of View: Diagonal46º
Angle of View: Horizontal40º
Angle of View: Vertical27º
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/1.8-22
Number of Aperture Blades 7
Rounded Aperture? Y
Manufacturer Specification Weight 5.6 oz  (159g)
Actual Weight 5.6 oz  (159g)
Lens Hood Weight 0.7 oz  (20g)
In-Use Weight 6.3 oz  (179g)
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 2.72 x 1.55”  (69.2 x 39.3mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 2.77 x 1.83”  (70 x 46.4mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 2.28”  (58mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? N / Y
Focus Extension Length 0.48”  (12.1mm)
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.3 x 1.43”  (83.9 x 36.2mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 3.03 - 3.03”  (76.9 - 76.9mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.28”  (7.1mm)
Filter Size 49mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N
AF Motor Type STM
Full Time Manual Focus
Focus Ring Rotation 156°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N
Distance Scale? / Type N
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 13.78”  (350mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.21x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.45-0.24x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 0.74-0.53x
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? N / ES-68 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? N
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N
Extender Compatible? N
Case Included? / Type? N / LP1014 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 50mm = 5.87'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 50mm = 1790mm
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