differences

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

Smaller diameter 69 mm vs 78 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 41 mm vs 63 mm
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More than 30% shorter
Slightly cheaper $119.42 vs $509.00
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The best price we've seen is $390 cheaper (4.3x less)
Slightly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2
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At its widest, the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Slightly lighter 162 g vs 335 g
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2.1x lighter
Slightly better telephoto 50 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 40% more reach, less perspective distortion
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Learn more about
the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Image stabilization Canon IS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly better wide angle 35 mm vs 50 mm
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30% better wide angle
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
EF 50mm f/1.8 STMf/1.8
EF 35mm f/2 IS USMf/2
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Length Short Help
EF 50mm f/1.8 STM41 mm
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM63 mm

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

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

competitors

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Competitors

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,169 - $1,349

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Low light lens

$223 - $247

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Length Slightly longer

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Competitors

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

Wide angle lens

$439 - $499

Diameter Smaller diameter
Length Slightly shorter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Low light lens

$331 - $349

Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art

Low light lens

$580

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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