differences

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

Slightly better telephoto 85 mm vs 50 mm
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70% more reach, less perspective distortion
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the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Shorter 41 mm vs 72 mm
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More than 40% shorter
Better wide angle 50 mm vs 85 mm
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More than 40% better wide angle
Slightly smaller diameter 69 mm vs 75 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly lighter 162 g vs 425 g
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2.6x lighter
Slightly cheaper $108.99 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $190 cheaper (2.7x less)
Slightly more magnification 1:4.8 (0.2) vs 1:7.7 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 60% larger in your photo
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the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
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 50mm f/1.8 STM Competitors

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$129

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

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art

Low light lens

$399

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$129

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

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 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 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Sports lens

$679 - $749

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Max focal length Better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle

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