differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Image stabilization Canon IS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Better wide angle 10 mm vs 50 mm
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5x better wide angle
Slightly more zoom 1.8x vs 1x
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80% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

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

Much wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/4.5
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At its widest, the EF 50mm f/1.8 II captures much more light (2.6 f-stops)
Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Shorter 41 mm vs 72 mm
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More than 40% shorter
Slightly smaller diameter 69 mm vs 75 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly better telephoto 50 mm vs 18 mm
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Around 3x more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly cheaper $59.50 vs $234.99
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The best price we've seen is $175 cheaper (3.9x less)
Slightly lighter 130 g vs 240 g
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Around 50% lighter
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Learn more about
the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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Easier to use
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EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM$234.99
EF 50mm f/1.8 II$59.50

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

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

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$139 - $149

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

Travel lens

$590 - $799

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Weight Heavier
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Canon EF

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Canon EF

Wide angle lens

$395 - $399

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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
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
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$195 - $217

Wide minimum Wider aperture

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