It’s almost Black Friday, and the deals have started earlier than ever. You’ll find the Canon EF 50mm 1.8 STM is available to buy for only £98 from the Amazon UK store. Usually priced at £129 this lens is already a bargain, and is among the best Canon EF lenses.

This small ‘nifty fifty’ improves upon Canon’s older designs and features a Stepper Motor (STM) for smoother and quieter AF. Compatible with full-frame and APS-C DSLRs, it becomes a highly practical and creative short telephoto lens that’s equivalent to 80mm when attached to and APS-C camera.

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If you enjoy shooting portraits – or any subject where you’d like to create attractive background blur – this lens allows you to do it, without breaking the bank.

It has a smaller 49mm filter thread and improved build quality over Canon’s older EF 50mm f/1.8 II, but produces results of similar quality. Stopping down from f/1.8 to f/2.8 improves sharpness and all trace of corner shading disappears by f/4. It’s one of the most popular lenses for those who feel they’ve outgrown a kit zoom.

Canon EF 50 mm 1.8 STM Lens – £98 (save 25%) UK only deal

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