67points

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM

78points

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
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24 facts in comparison

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM vs Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
67
points
Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
78
points
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Why is Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM better than Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro?

  • 35.71% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    f/1.80 vs2.8f
  • Has rounded aperture blades
    ?
  • 1f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    1.8fvs2.8f
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
    ?
  • 160g lighter
    160gvs320g
  • 0.8° narrower minimum angle of view
    ?

    46°vs46.8°
  • Has full-time manual focus
    ?

Why is Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro better than Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM?

  • 0.21m shorter minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.14mvs0.35m
  • 10f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    32fvs22f
  • 0.79x Better magnification factor
    ?

    1xvs0.21x
  • Front element doesn't rotate
    ?
  • 0.8° wider maximum angle of view
    ?

    46.8°vs46°
  • Is a macro lens
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  • Includes lens hood
    ?
  • 10f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    32fvs22f

Price comparison

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM

ProductStorePrice
Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
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$125.00
Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens + 3pc Filte...Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens + 3pc Filter Kit + Lens Pen + Blower + Hood + Lens Pouch + Cap Keeper
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$125.00
Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens for Canon D...Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras with 49mm Filter Kit (UV, CPL, FLD) + Accessory Bundle (12 Items)
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$125.00
Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
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$109.00
Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM: Lens with Glass...Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM: Lens with Glass UV Filter, Front and Rear Lens Caps, and Deluxe Cleaning Pen, Lens Accessory Bundle 50 mm f1.8 - International Version
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$117.26
Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens ZeeTe...Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens ZeeTech Package (Basic Kit)
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$118.99
Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (Renewed)
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$101.95
Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Autofoc...Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Autofocus Lens
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$100.99
Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens with Altura...Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens with Altura Photo Essential Accessory Bundle
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$125.00
Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM AmazonCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens ZeeTe...Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens ZeeTech Package (Cloth Only)
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$104.99

Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Buy used:

$169.99

ProductStorePrice
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro AmazonSigma 258306 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Mac...Sigma 258306 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Nikon DSLR Camera
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$468.06
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro AmazonSigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens...Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for Canon SLR Camera
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$468.99
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro AmazonSigma 271965 70mm F2.8 Art DG Macro for ...Sigma 271965 70mm F2.8 Art DG Macro for Sony E, Black
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$449.00
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro AmazonSigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Lar...Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital DSLR Camera - International Version (No Warranty)
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$282.00
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro AmazonSigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS (Optic...Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM Lens for Canon EOS Cameras
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$319.00
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro AmazonSigma 70-200mm F2.8 Sports DG OS HSM for...Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 Sports DG OS HSM for Canon Mount
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$1,132.13
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro AmazonSigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Lar...Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital DSLR Camera
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$298.00
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro AmazonSigma 70mm F2.8 Art DG Macro for Canon
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$428.99

General info

1.maximum focal length
?

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Best

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

50mm

50mm

2.minimum focal length
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A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

50mm

50mm

3.weight
?

Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

160g

320g

4.Front element doesn't rotate
?

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
5.has or is a prime lens
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A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
6.Is a macro lens
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A macro lens is used to take very close-up photos, allowing you to capture flowers, insects etc. in great detail. A macro lens is any lens with 1:1 magnification.

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image. Show more

For example

Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
2.magnification
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A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

0.21x

1x

3.maximum angle of view
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At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

46°

46.8°

4.minimum angle of view
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At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

46°

46.8°

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/1.80

f/2.80

2.Has rounded aperture blades
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Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
3.widest aperture at maximum focal length
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

0.95f

1.8f

2.8f

4.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
?

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

45f

22f

32f

5.aperture blades
?

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

20

7

7

6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
?

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

45f

22f

32f

Focus

1.minimum focus distance
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This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

0.35m

0.14m

2.Has focus motor
?

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
?

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
4.Has full-time manual focus
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With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
5.Can focus to infinity
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Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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