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 shorter 41 mm vs 51 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Slightly cheaper $117.99 vs $289.99
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The best price we've seen is $172 cheaper (2.5x less)
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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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

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-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$139 - $149

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Length Slightly shorter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Wide angle lens

$98

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

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

$341 - $419

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$160 - $199

Length Shorter
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture

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