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$119.42
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 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,169 - $1,349

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Low light lens

$509 - $549

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Diameter Larger diameter
Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Low light lens

$223 - $247

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Length Slightly longer

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Competitors

Sony 50mm f/1.4 Alpha A-Mount Standard

Sony 50mm f/1.4 Alpha A-Mount Standard

Low light lens

$429

Diameter Smaller diameter
Aperture Wider aperture
Length Longer
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Wide angle lens

$499 - $549

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Wide angle lens

$100 - $1,099

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

discussion Which do you think is better?

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