Tues May 12 At 7:05am - New Gear

This weekend I picked up Canon's newest lens, the 50mm f/1.8 STM. With a new focusing system, a metal mount, and seven rounded aperture blades, this little guy easily outclasses Canon's bestseller, the "plastic fantastic" 50mm f/1.8 II. In terms of image quality and sharpness, it even outperforms the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM. For $100, you can't go wrong.

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM (left) and its predecessor, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II (right). Sample images below.

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM (left) and its predecessor, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II (right). Sample images below.