We Tested 3 Best 50mm Lenses Under $500. Here They Are!

The 50mm lens is the standard for many photographers, and everyone grows from it.

When photographers start out, they usually go for a 50mm lens if they don’t reach for a zoom. It’s indeed the best way to grow as a photographer. A 50mm lens is incredibly versatile. In fact, some of the best lenses made are 50mm lenses. So, we dove into our Reviews Index to choose some of the best. Specifically, we looked for options under the $500 mark. Trust us, you’re going to love these. Here are the best 50mm Lenses under $500.

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This Thrifty Nifty Fifty Has Beautiful Photos: Canon RF 50mm F1.8 Review

The Canon RF 50mm f1.8 isn’t perfect, but for $200, we can forgive its few flaws.

I’ve long recommended the nifty fifty as one of the first lenses for beginners to add to their DSLR kit. With a bright aperture and a price often around or even under $200, the nifty fifty is an easy choice. However, the affordability of the 50mm f1.8 hasn’t quite made the migration over to mirrorless. Nikon’s is $600, and L-mount lenses are all much higher. Sony is an outlier with a $250 option. That is, until the Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM.

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The New Canon Nifty 50 Can Have 7 Stops of Stabilization

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We’ve all been waiting a long time for Canon to introduce some more affordable lens options for their Mirrorless cameras. Today, we have been blessed with two such lenses. The big C has finally announced the Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM (hurrah, a new nifty fifty) and the Canon RF 70-200mm f4 L IS USM. At just $199 and $1,599, respectively, these lenses are much easier on the wallet than previous Canon RF mount lenses. We have all the details after the break.

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