differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the EF 50mm f/1.8 II captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Cheaper $59.50 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $490 cheaper (9.2x less)
Slightly shorter 41 mm vs 56 mm
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Around 30% shorter
Slightly better telephoto 50 mm vs 24 mm
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More than 2x more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly lighter 130 g vs 281 g
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2.2x lighter
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Learn more about
the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Image stabilization Canon IS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 50 mm
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2.1x better wide angle
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Length Short Help
EF 50mm f/1.8 II41 mm
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM56 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Competitors

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Low light lens

$119 - $125

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Wildlife lens

$110 - $159

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Wide angle lens

$239 - $279

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Competitors

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Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art

Low light lens

$999

Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$289 - $400

Zoom range Much more zoom
Max focal length Better telephoto
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

Wide angle lens

$489 - $539

Image stabilization No image stabilization

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