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Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II vs Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II vs Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 50mm f1.8 II Top Features

  • 50mm Focal Range
  • F1.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 130g.
  • Diameter: 68mm
  • Length: 41mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.45m
  • Max Magnification:0.15x

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II

Canon 40mm f2.8 STM Top Features

  • 40mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 130g.
  • Diameter: 68mm
  • Length: 22mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.3m
  • Max Magnification:0.18x

Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM

Our Winner: Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II over Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM

Focal Length – Tele 50mm vs 40mm
Max Aperture – Wide 1.8 vs 2.8
Max Aperture – Tele 1.8 vs 2.8

Pros Of Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM over Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II
Focal Length – Wide 40mm vs 50mm
Diaphgragm Blades 7 vs 5
Length 22mm vs 41mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.3m vs 0.45m
Max Magnification 0.18x vs 0.15x

Canon 50mm f1.8 II vs Canon 40mm f2.8 STM Specs Table

General Canon 50mm f1.8 II Canon 40mm f2.8 STM
Brand Canon Canon
Lens Type Prime Prime
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Lens Type Standard Prime Standard Prime
Lens Mount Canon EF Canon EF
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 50mm 40mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Black Black
Zoom Method No Zoom No Zoom
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.0X 1.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F1.8 F2.8
Min Aperture F22.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 5 7
Optics
Optical Elements 6 6
Optical Groups 5 4
Special Elements unknown 1 aspherical element
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.45m 0.3m
Max Magnification 0.15X 0.18X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Micromotor Stepper motor
Full Time Manual No Yes
Focus Method Unit Unit
Distance Scale No No
DoF Scale No No
Distance Scale No No
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 130g 130g
Diameter 68mm 68mm
Length 41mm 22mm
Materials Plastic barrel, plastic mount Unknown
Weather Sealing No No
Filter Thread 52mm 52mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied No No
Hood Code ES-62 Unknown
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories Hard Case LH-B9 Soft Case ES-C9/LP1014
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