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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM versus Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM versus Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

DxOMark Score

Best at f=40mm & f/2.8[?]
26

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
15P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
2.8TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.2%
Vignetting
[?]
-1.7EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
10µm
dxomark
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

DxOMark Score

Best at f=50mm & f/2.8[?]
24

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
15P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
1.7TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.5%
Vignetting
[?]
-2.2EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
10µm
dxomark
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

DxOMark Score

Best at f=50mm & f/1.8[?]
25

Lens Metric Scores

Sharpness
[?]
14P-Mpix
Transmission
[?]
2.1TStop
Distortion
[?]
0.5%
Vignetting
[?]
-1.9EV
Chr. aberration
[?]
6µm
dxomark
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Announced2012-06-08 
Indicative price (USD) 249 
Aperturef/2.8  
Focal range (mm) 40  
Filter diameter (mm) 52 
Max diameter (mm) 68 
Mount typeCanon EF  
StabilizationNo  
AF MotorStepper motor (STM)  
Zoom type/  
Rotating front element  
Tripod mountNo  
ColorBlack  
Full-Time manual focusYes  
Number of lenses6  
Number of groups4  
Diaphragm blades7  
Circular apertureNo  
Length (mm)27  
Weight (gr)130  

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Announced1993-07-01 
Indicative price (USD) 385 
Aperturef/1.4  
Focal range (mm) 50  
Filter diameter (mm) 58 
Max diameter (mm) 73.8 
Mount typeCanon EF  
StabilizationNo  
AF MotorUSM  
Zoom type/  
Rotating front elementNo  
Tripod mountNo  
ColorBlack  
Full-Time manual focusYes  
Number of lenses7  
Number of groups6  
Diaphragm blades8  
Circular apertureNo  
Length (mm)50.5  
Weight (gr)290  

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Announced1990-07-01 
Indicative price (USD) 99 
Aperturef/1.8  
Focal range (mm) 50  
Filter diameter (mm) 52 
Max diameter (mm) 68.2 
Mount typeCanon EF  
StabilizationNo  
AF MotorDC Micro Motor  
Zoom typeNo  
Rotating front elementNo  
Tripod mountNo  
ColorBlack  
Full-Time manual focusNo  
Number of lenses6  
Number of groups5  
Diaphragm blades5  
Circular apertureNo  
Length (mm)41  
Weight (gr)130  

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Focal: 50
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Aperture: 0
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Focal: 50
 
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in EV

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Focal: 40
 
Focal: 50
 
Focal: 50
Aperture: 2.8 - 4 - 5.6 - 8 - 11 - 22
 
Aperture: 1.4 - 2.8 - 5.6 - 8 - 11 - 22
 
Aperture: 1.8 - 2.8 - 5.6 - 8 - 11 - 22

in micrometer