Canon RF "nifty fifty" coming soon?! Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 is registered

Canon RF "nifty fifty" coming soon?! Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 is registered
(Image credit: Canon)

No matter whether you shoot with Canon or Nikon, is there a more iconic lens than a 50mm f/1.8? With a standard focal length that can capture anything from portraits to landscapes (in a pinch), a fast maximum aperture that lets in plenty of light, a compact and lightweight build that doesn't take up too much room in your kitbag and, most importantly, a price tag that doesn't cost the earth, the nifty fifty is a fantastic all-rounder.

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 is a well-loved lens by Canon DSLR users, but those who have made the migration over to the Canon RF mount haven't had a mirrorless equivalent as of yet.

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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.