differences

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

Slightly smaller diameter 69 mm vs 74 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly cheaper $99.00 vs $285.65
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The best price we've seen is $187 cheaper (2.9x less)
Slightly shorter 41 mm vs 51 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Slightly lighter 162 g vs 290 g
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More than 40% lighter
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the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/1.8
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At its widest, the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM captures much more light (0.7 f-stops)
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the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
EF 50mm f/1.8 STMf/1.8
EF 50mm f/1.4 USMf/1.4
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Length Short Help
EF 50mm f/1.8 STM41 mm
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM51 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

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

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
EF 50mm f/1.8 STM$99.00
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM$285.65

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

competitors

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Competitors

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Low light lens

$519 - $599

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Diameter Larger diameter
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

$334 - $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 50mm f/1.4 USM Competitors

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

$334 - $419

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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

Travel lens

$282 - $400

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Much more zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Low light lens

$519 - $599

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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