EF 40 STM - my 1st impressions (sweeet) ;-)

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EF 40 STM - my 1st impressions (sweeet) ;-)

Since I am mostly interested in the best you can get it was a real surprise that the 40 mm pancake drew my attention. Clearly it is not the best lens on this planet

(this should be the 300 f/2.8 II I recently bought)

BUT I was missing a nice and small and good enough walk around lens. I like primes especially due to the smaller form factor. The 40 mm STM is simply a very appealing package and the idea of a 40 mm f/2.8 lens is nice - much cheaper then the 24-70s and much smaller too.

Today I received my copy and while my lunch break I went out to a local castle to do some pictures.

All pictures are modified and optimized the way I normally handle files - yet there was no distortion correction done. Some are vertically shifted (with LightRoom) to compensate for the tilting of the lens.

Have fun

1st impression is: not only good enough but really nice - much better then my Sigma 15-30 mm at 30 mm and probably better then the 17-40 at 40 mm (test vs the 17-40 will follow this weekend)

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