Review : Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM price 143$ (4300 THB)

EOS 5D Mark III_1594

First time for english version, I would like to test english version is work or not.
And sorry for not good translated from Thai to English, Thanks.

You can see Thai version at


Review : Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM  Year price 143$ (4300 THB), price in USA is cheaper than Thailand.

I buy it from World camera shop , at paradise park : 2nd floors, seller is good service.

Map GPS Google map for World camera shop , at paradise park,  2nd floor, Thailand

13.688453, 100.647416,100.647416,19z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

Release in Thailand on 30 May 2015, estimate from first man is post in Thai web site (post some picture and test it )

Overall, good value for money too. I recommend it for this lens.
If there is a Canon 50mm 1.8 II should not change it for the next break, then that’s it.
But if it is not recommended that you purchase a Canon 50mm 1.8 STM.
I have used and are using Let’s compare the Canon 50mm 1.8 STM vs 50mm 1.8 II’s.
1. The price of the Canon 50mm 1.8 STM expensive than 50mm 1.8 II is 1310 baht.
Canon EF 50mm 1.8 STM for 4300 baht.
Canon EF 50mm 1.8 II from 2990 baht.
2. Focus AF, the Canon 50mm 1.8 STM sensitive than 50mm 1.8 II.
3. The video is better than the Canon 50mm 1.8 STM 50mm 1.8 II because the STM has made smoother.

4. Volume  sound when do the AF better than the Canon 50mm 1.8 STM 50mm 1.8 II.
Because the STM makes silent and see who is better than me.
5. The composite material strength, the Canon 50mm 1.8 STM good 50mm 1.8 II.
Because Mount metals and surface materials and colors. Spinner bigger focus Rotating more convenient
6.Bokeh background blur quality Canon 50mm 1.8 STM beautiful than 50mm 1.8 II.
7. Sharper than the Canon 50mm 1.8 STM sharp 50mm 1.8 II.
8. The minimum focus distance is shorter than the Canon 50mm 1.8 STM 50mm 1.8 II.
The Canon 50mm 1.8 STM shortest focal length is 0.35 meters.
The Canon 50mm 1.8 II shortest focal length is 0.45 meters.

It looks very well with super short focal distance. But the big difference is that we can take food on the table easily.

I sat across the table to eat a lot more convenient. Try to take it and see the difference it.

EOS 5D Mark III_1605

A beautiful small dark gray box. The front has a lens picuture.
EOS 5D Mark III_1606
The other side will say the EF 50mm f / 1.8 STM above says that production from Malaysia.
Import date from Malasia to Thai May 27, 2558
EOS 5D Mark III_1598
Highlights of this version of the development Canon EF 50mm 1.8 II is mounted metal or steel mounts. Shiny looks much better than the plastic.
Look for a good price on a lot.
EOS 5D Mark III_1599
Inside labeled MADE IN MALAYSIA no production code as well as the EF 70-200 f / 2.8 L IS II USM.
May new production line will do same this way.
EOS 5D Mark III_1602
On the other side of the camera as close to term. 0.35m / 1.1ft-infinity

EOS 5D Mark III_1603

Lens cap is small. Press to remove the squeeze The lens cover is the current generation of Canon.
EOS 5D Mark III_1604
 The back Lens cap says Produced in Malaysia.
 EOS 5D Mark III_1607
Inside the box, a plastic frame . Shockproof plastic, Instruction Manual.
EOS 5D Mark III_1608
I use a filter of Nisi DW1 MG UV 49 mm Price for 300 THB (10$).
EOS 5D Mark III_1609
Small filters are easily put on and easy spin.
EOS 5D Mark III_1610
It is clear filters when try to take a look.
The Hood ES-68 as far as I see, there is no sale. This bag would be a model LP1014. I do not think to buy and follow it.
Let’s take a look below.
Taken photo at f1.8, I did not adjust anything here. I started speed shutter at 1/125.
I using a tripod and Remote.
EOS 5D Mark III_1700

EOS 5D Mark III_1689


EOS 5D Mark III_1677


EOS 5D Mark III_1651


EOS 5D Mark III_1618

f1.8 ISO100 speed shutter 1/15,  out of focus

EOS 5D Mark III_1619

f2.0 ISO100 speed shutter 1/15 out of focus

EOS 5D Mark III_1639

f3.2 ISO100 speed shutter 1/6 in focus

I try to take wedding pictures about it is f1.8 speed shutter 100 ISO auto, it is easy to out of focus.
(I think it was better at f2.8 to 3.2, AF auto focus.)
Below are edited by DPP.

EOS 5D Mark III_1071

EOS 5D Mark III_1075

EOS 5D Mark III_1139

Update: 11/06/2015 Take a video to be viewed as an example, you will see that the STM volume of AF  is lower, but still loud until you hear it.

But the sound heard by the ear noise so much. Video with sound reasonably good. 

The Video Canon EF 50mm f / 1.8 STM test taken without edited anything here.

No compensation Shake Almost all shot with a hand Do not use a tripod It is evident that there is a fair shake here. 

The focus was not so much faster in low light. If the light is very sensitive to it.
Test video shoot Canon 5D mark III + Canon EF 50mm f / 1.8 STM.

 Video Test Canon 550D + EF 50mm f1.8 STM

Canon 50mm 1.8 STM vs 50mm 1.8 II



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *