Affordable 'nifty fifty' for the EOS R! The Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM is here

Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM
(Image credit: Canon)

At last, the Canon EOS R system gets an affordable nifty fifty – the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM, which will retail for just $199 / £219 / AU$389 when it goes on sale in December. 

The Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM adds another inexpensive prime to the RF lineup, completing the low cost “trinity primes” with the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM and Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS Macro STM.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.