differences

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

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM vs the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II.
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II vs the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM.
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the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Length Short Help
41 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$118.82
EF 50mm f/1.8 II$59.50
Weight Light weight Help
EF 50mm f/1.8 STM162 g
EF 50mm f/1.8 II130 g

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/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Low light lens

$289 - $329

Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$137 - $149

Length Slightly shorter
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Competitors

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Wildlife lens

$139

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$60 - $100

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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

Travel lens

$328 - $400

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Much more zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

discussion Which do you think is better?

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