Which lens is better USM or STM?

Which lens is better USM or STM?

USM vs STM USM lenses are much faster than STM lenses, which makes USM a better choice for action photographers, street photographers, and wildlife photographers. USM lenses also offer smoother manual focusing, given the mechanical connection between the focus ring and the focusing mechanism.

What USM means?


Acronym Definition
USM United States Marines
USM Universal Service Market
USM United States Mail
USM Ultrasonic Meter

WHAT is USM autofocus?

USM (Ultrasonic Motor) is the most widely used AF motor type in the Canon EF lens range to date. This is the currently the fastest focusing motor in the Canon range, yet it allows you to still manually fine-tune focus without having to switch off autofocus completely.

What STM lens means?

Stepper Motor
STM – Stepper Motor designed to minimize autofocus vibrations and noise during video recording, this autofocus motor has been gradually making its way into budget Canon lenses.

Why are USM lenses more expensive?

“USM” signifies the lens has an UltraSonic Motor for autofocus. That means AF is faster and quieter then the less expensive lens, which uses a conventional motor. The more expensive lens is 0.5 stops faster at 17mm (f/2.8 vs f/3.5) and a full 2 stops faster at 55mm (f/2.8 vs. f/5.6).

What is the difference between EF and EF-S lenses?

The primary difference between Canon EF and EF-S lenses is that EF lenses are designed to work with both full-frame and APS-C DSLR bodies, while the EF-S lens line is designed to work only with APS-C bodies.

What is Canon EF?

The EF lens mount is the standard lens mount on the Canon EOS family of SLR film and digital cameras. EF stands for “Electro-Focus”: automatic focusing on EF lenses is handled by a dedicated electric motor built into the lens.

What is a Canon is lens?

IS stands for Image Stabilizer. A lens with IS in its title has some form of image stabilisation built into it. Canon lenses do not offer image stabilisation for images as standard in their bodies – although they are starting to offer digital image stabilisation for video – so this is a desirable feature.

What does STM and USM mean?

USM stands for Ultrasonic Motor, while STM stands for Stepper Motor. Both are autofocus motors built into different lenses you’ll find in Canon’s lineup. While USM lenses are lauded as being “almost silent” on Canon’s website, you can still pick up the focusing sound on the camera’s microphone when shooting video.

What is ring type USM?

Canon was the first in the world to successfully employ an Ultrasonic Motor (USM) as an in-lens motor. Driven by ultrasonic oscillation energy, the ring-type USM is virtually silent, requires very little energy and is highly responsive to operational commands, making it an ideal AF motor.

Is STM a zoom lense?

An affordable standard zoom lens suited to a variety of subjects. Enjoy smooth, near-silent focusing when shooting video, with STM motor technology and Movie Servo AF. A four-stop Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake.

What are EF and RF lenses?

RF mount lenses employ a 12-pin connection between the camera and lens — for comparison, the EF-mount uses 8 pins. Faster data transfer, which means lightning-fast autofocus, enhanced image stabilisation thanks to better communication between the camera and lens, and also provides general optimisation of image quality.