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Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM

 
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Oct 05, 2015 14:37 |  #1

So I decided to pick up the new 50 STM since its so cheap and I have to say... I am very impressed, the bokeh this lens produces makes me happy... For under £100 as well! Heres a quick test shot, nothing amazing... just what I had on my desk at the time. This is the first time I have owned an f1.8 lens and wide open I think its going to take me a tad getting used to in regards to getting the sharpness exactly where I want it.

What do you guys think of this new little 'nifty fifty'? I can't wait to use it in anger.


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Oct 05, 2015 16:56 |  #2

I got mine 2 weeks ago to use on my only EOS body(EOS630). So far I've only shot 2 rolls of film with it. I'm very impressed with it. The 7 rounded aperture blades make nice round out of focus highlights stopped down to about f/4. The focus is fairly fast and very accurate(and quiet but not silent).


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Oct 07, 2015 09:47 |  #3

I'm waiting on one of these to come in the post. For under £100, you can't go wrong for a lens that offers f/1.8.




  
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Oct 08, 2015 12:21 |  #4

I wasn't happy with mine. The real test is to use it for environmental portraits and outdoors - contrast and sharpness from 10ft is average wide open. Colors are dull - needs PP. I am getting much better results with 85mm f1.8. For product photography, nifty fifty is ok. Quality of bokeh while not as distracting as the old 50mm but still nowhere near as smooth as 85mm.




  
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Oct 08, 2015 12:23 |  #5

It is miles better than the last gen. I'd pick the STM over the much more expensive 1.4 because I honestly think it's a better lens.


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