differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
Cheaper $299.00 vs $1,179.00
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The best price we've seen is $880 cheaper (3.9x less)
Smaller diameter 75 mm vs 86 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly better telephoto 85 mm vs 50 mm
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70% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly lighter 425 g vs 0.6 kg
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Around 30% lighter
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Wider aperture f/1.2 vs f/1.8
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At its widest, the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM captures much more light (1.2 f-stops)
Better wide angle 50 mm vs 85 mm
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More than 40% better wide angle
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
EF 85mm f/1.8 USMf/1.8
EF 50mm f/1.2L USMf/1.2
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

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 85mm f/1.8 USM Competitors

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Canon EF

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Canon EF

Low light lens

$900 - $1,099

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Low light lens

$109 - $125

Length Shorter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Macro lens

$484 - $599

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Competitors

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$129

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Low light lens

$1,449 - $1,549

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Length Slightly longer
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$60

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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