Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Announced Jun 8, 2012 •
Prime lens | Canon EF | 6310B002
Glick1
 

It is amazing how small this lens actually is. It is really sharp at 4.0. I have both this and the 50mm STM. The 50mm is allot quieter than this lens. I actually thought there was a problem until I spoke with canon service. They admitted there is not much benefit in sound with the STM in this size lens. Still it performs extremely well. I would say I use this more in bright conditions and the 50mm more inside. They both have their purpose but dont expect it to be as silent as other STM lenses.

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shadyyx
 

The use of this lens with my Canon 70D body (APS-C sensor) is in every-day photography, "macro", portrait as well as landscape photography. Though the MM of this lens does not qualify it as a "macro" lens, it's DOF enables the pictures shot at MFD or close to MFD to look "macro-like"... Though not wide enough for landscape (especially on APS-C) I am using it for landscape as well at least while waiting for new 24-105 L lens (with which I'll get that 38mm widest FL on APS-C). Metal mount, tiny ...

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Wonderful lens. I own this pan cake lens and nifty fifty. Between this two, I love this pan cake very much specially for it's silky bokeh and image quality at 2.8f. This should definitely be the first lens after any amateurs kit lens if you can afford beyond nifty fifty. My basic interest is portrait and I usually use this pan cake for day light photography and nifty fifty for night time.

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emadpro
 

Just got the Canon 40mm pancake, and I have to say I'm surprisingly impressed. All the reviews online do not overstate this lens's technical refinement. On the full-frame 6D, it creates a really compact FF kit. With this lens mounted, the camera becomes a FF point and shoot with a big pentaprism hump. I typically shoot with manual glass, and the autofocus was a total revelation to me. Actually, that's why I got this lens. I don't want to trade my manual glass, but I do sometimes need AF when ...

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keithinmelbourne
 

This lens has everything going for it: IQ, build, size, weight and price. What more can I say? Best value for money lens on the market. Congratulations Canon!

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Before get it I had the opportunity to compare it with 24 f/2.8 IS, 35 f/2 and f/2 IS and f/1.4 L, 50 f/1.2 L and f/1.4 as also my 24-105. IQ from f/4: all are more or less equal with for each his own "personality" (for example the 50 f/1.2 L produce a beautiful background compare to the others) @ f/2.8: here also all are pretty close. his bokeh is smooth and I'm not afraid to use it wide open at all according to the results that I got. Focal: unusual 40mm, in between the holy 35 and 50mm. ...

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jpmalohesr
 

I have used this lens exclusively since late January and feel that it is well worth the money. While not quite as sharp or fast as the Nifty 50 it more than makes up for it with the improved BOKEH and almost complete lack of lens distortion. I have used it for close-ups as well as landscapes and it performs very well for each. I will get more experience soon as I am attending an indoor concert at my granddaughter's school. Flash is not allowed, or at least discouraged, so the F2.8 should ...

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I use this for family pictures and it works out for me as far as focal length goes. Sharpness is definitely there and focus is not a problem. No real problems, just would like it to be wider, say 35mm. Only drawback is for video use, I definitely notice the lack of stabilization and get this incredible jittering or is that just me. The main attraction of this is how incredibly small and unobtrusive it makes my camera. If you add a speedllite then the balance deteriorates but I have ...

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