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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM vs Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Available colors
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Full Comparison

General

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USMCanon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STMCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Lens typeNormal
  • Normal
  • Wide angle
Lens mount
  • Canon EF
  • Canon EF-S
Canon EF

Image properties

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USMCanon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STMCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Max Format size
Full-frame
Full-frame
Focal length< 50< 50
Maximum magnification0.15 x0.21 x
Image stabilisationnono

Aperture

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USMCanon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STMCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Aperture max1.41.8
Aperture min2222
Aperture ringnono
Number of diaphragm blades87

Focus

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USMCanon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STMCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Focus methodUnitInternal
Autofocusyesyes
Autofocus motor typeUltrasonic
STP
Full-time Manual focusingyesyes
Closest focusing distance0.450.35

Optics

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USMCanon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STMCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
ConstructionFixedFixed
Elements86
Groups65

Design

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USMCanon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STMCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Colour of productBlackBlack
Tripod collarnono
Hood suppliedyesno
Filter threadyesyes
Sealingnono

Dimensions

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USMCanon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STMCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Weight10.23 oz5.64 oz
Diameter2.91 in2.72 in
Length1.99 in1.55 in
Filter size2.91 in1.93 in

Pros & Cons

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