A super affordable RF lens?! Canon files patent for nifty fifty RF 50mm f/1.8

A super affordable RF lens?! Canon files patent for nifty fifty RF 50mm f/1.8
(Image credit: Canon)

A nifty fifty is arguably one of the most important components of a fully kitted out lens system. Small, light, affordable and with an f/1.8 maximum aperture, a 50mm f/1.8 is the perfect starter lens for photographers buying into a new lens system. While the Canon RF system has received praise for its new RF mount, one of the biggest complaints has been the astronomical price of the lenses. 

With the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM currently going for an eye-watering £2,349.99, and with only two RF lenses retailing for under £1,000, there's a clear market for an affordable budget-friendly RF lens that new RF mount adopters can invest in without breaking the bank. 

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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.