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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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
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

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Low light lens

$329

Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Slightly larger diameter
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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$149

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Length Slightly shorter
Aperture Narrower aperture
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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$179

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

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Competitors

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Low light lens

$1,649

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Length Longer
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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$400

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Much more zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
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Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Wide angle lens

$279

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture

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