differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

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 23 mm vs 75 mm
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3.3x shorter
Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Learn more about
the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Reasons to consider the Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Image stabilization Canon IS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
More zoom 3.1x vs 1x
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More than 3x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better telephoto 55 mm vs 24 mm
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Around 2.5x more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly more magnification 1:2.8 (0.4) vs 1:3.7 (0.3)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 30% larger in your photo
Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Learn more about
the Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM$129.00
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM$199.00

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

competitors

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

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Wildlife lens

$140 - $299

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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 - $279

Aperture Narrower aperture
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF

Wide angle lens

$285 - $369

Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Competitors

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

$491 - $509

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Longer
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 - $279

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Low light lens

$110 - $125

Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle

discussion Which do you think is better?

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