The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM and the Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM is the longer of the two lenses at 108mm. The Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM with a length of 41mm is 67mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM also has a larger diameter of 90mm compared to Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM's 69mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM and Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM weighs 160g, which means it is 790g (83%) lighter than the Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM which has a weight of 950g.
Both Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM and Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM has the same Canon RF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon RF lenses are Canon R6 II, Canon R10 and Canon R7.