The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR and the Canon 50mm f1.4 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 50mm f1.4 USM is the longer of the two lenses at 51mm. The Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR with a length of 39mm is 12mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Canon 50mm f1.4 USM also has a larger diameter of 74mm compared to Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR's 73mm diameter.
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. Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR weighs 144g, which means it is 146g (50%) lighter than the Canon 50mm f1.4 USM which has a weight of 290g.
Both Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR and Canon 50mm f1.4 USM has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR is also available in Fujifilm X , Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF and Sony Alpha mounts.
Lensbaby Sol 45 DSLR is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 45mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 72mm.
Canon 50mm f1.4 USM is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 50mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 80mm.