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$112.99
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 - $139

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Length Slightly shorter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$60 - $132

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Low light lens

$298 - $329

Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Slightly larger diameter

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Competitors

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Wide angle lens

$235 - $279

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Panasonic Summilux Leica DG 25mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$450 - $598

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Wide angle lens

$516 - $599

Zoom range More zoom
Min focal length Better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

discussion Which do you think is better?

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