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Name

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Lens

Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM Lens

IMAGE SIZE

Full Frame

Full Frame

Full Frame

Full Frame

Full Frame

EQUIVALENT FOCAL LENGTH
The focal length you would need for a 50mm film camera to achieve the same angle of view
- - - - -
ANGLE OF VIEW
(HORIZONTAL, VERTICAL, DIAGONAL)
A way of measuring what you see through the lens. The wider the angle of view, the more you can see in the frame.

40°, 27°,46°

40°, 27°,46°

40°, 27°,46°

22°40', 15°10', 27° (Without Tilt or Shift)1

40°, 27°,46°

LENS CONSTRUCTION
(ELEMENTS/GROUPS)
Elements: Glass pieces within the lens module itself
Groups: One or more elements closely connected to achieve a specific task in the optical design

6/5

7/6

8/6

11/9

15/9

NUMBER OF DIAPHRAGM BLADES
The more blades a diaphragm has, the more circular the shape of the aperture as it closes. The shape of the blades also determines circular aperture. The more circular the aperture, the more circular the out-of-focus details in the image (bokeh) will be.

7

8

8

9

10

MINIMUM APERTURE
The smallest you can make the aperture to still get light to the camera

22

22

16

32

16

MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE (METER)
This is the closest the lens can get to your subject before it cannot focus, measured from the subject to the sensor plane

0.35

0.45

0.45

0.273

0.40

MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION (X)
How big an object will look in a final image, with 1x meaning life-size reproduction on the sensor, which when enlarged will show very high detail

0.21

0.15

0.15

0.50

0.19

DISTANCE INFORMATION

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

IMAGE STABILISATION
Counteracts camera shake, allowing for a sharper image

-

-

-

-

-

AF (AUTO-FOCUS) ACTUATOR
Automatically focuses the lens on a subject. This uses various methods like STM, USM.

STM

Micro USM

Ring USM3

-

USM

DUST/MOISTURE RESISTANCE

-

-

Yes

-

Yes

FILTER DIAMETER (MM)

49

58

72

22

77

MAX. DIAMETER X LENGTH (MM)

69.2 x 39.3

73.8 x 50.5

85.8 x 65.5

86.9 x 116.5

89.8 x 108

WEIGHT (G)

159 g

290 g

590 g

915 g

950 g

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