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$99.00
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 II Competitors

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Wildlife lens

$129 - $179

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
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 - $299

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

$428 - $598

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Wide minimum Wider aperture

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Competitors

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

$299 - $419

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Length Longer
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Low light lens

$519 - $599

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Diameter Larger diameter
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$150 - $199

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

discussion Which do you think is better?

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