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 lighter 162 g vs 290 g
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More than 40% lighter
Slightly cheaper $118.82 vs $289.00
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The best price we've seen is $170 cheaper (2.4x less)
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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

$129 - $156

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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$177

Length Slightly longer

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Competitors

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Low light lens

$375 - $549

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

$341 - $349

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Low light lens

$849

Wide minimum Wider aperture

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