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You secretly hope that if a manufacturer has 25 years to design a successor then they will come up with a spectacular new lens design. That is not the case with the Canon 50 mm f/1.8 STM.

August 2015
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Scores (no lens corrections)

RAW score

83

Resolution

79

Distortion

70

Vignet

77

Lat. C.A.

88

Scores (WYSIWYG)

JPG score

81

Resolution

Distortion

78

Vignet

60

Lat. C.A.

95

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AF speed

Test camera

Canon 5Ds

Filter size (mm)

49
  • Camera mount
Canon EF