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 cheaper $99.00 vs $519.00
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The best price we've seen is $420 cheaper (5.2x less)
Slightly shorter 41 mm vs 63 mm
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More than 30% shorter
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 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

$352 - $419

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Length Longer
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$150 - $199

Length Slightly shorter
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM

Low light lens

$200 - $249

Diameter Smaller diameter
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

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

$440 - $549

Diameter Smaller diameter
Length Slightly shorter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$149 - $150

Length Shorter
Diameter Smaller diameter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$150 - $199

Length Shorter
Diameter Smaller diameter
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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