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 $244.99
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The best price we've seen is $185 cheaper (4.1x 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

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

$129 - $150

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Wide angle lens

$199 - $1,040

Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC

Wide angle lens

$244 - $270

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Competitors

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Wide angle lens

$549

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Lens

$159 - $179

Length Slightly shorter
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

Wide angle lens

$772 - $799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

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