differences

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

Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
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the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Slightly shorter 23 mm vs 41 mm
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More than 40% shorter
Slightly better wide angle 40 mm vs 50 mm
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20% better wide angle
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the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Length Short Help
EF 50mm f/1.8 STM41 mm
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM23 mm
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
EF 50mm f/1.8 STM$111.92
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM$139.00
Weight Light weight Help
EF 50mm f/1.8 STM162 g
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM130 g

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

competitors

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Competitors

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$149 - $159

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Length Slightly shorter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Canon EF

Tamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Canon EF

Wide angle lens

$249 - $299

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Competitors

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Slightly longer
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$149 - $159

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Wide angle lens

$549

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Length Longer

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