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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens - Fixed
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- 40mm focal length, Lens not zoom able, 64mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
- Minimum focus distance : 0.30m/11.81 inch, F2.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
- Stepper-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
- 52mm filters, Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups.
- Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 100mm 1:2.8
- Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM; full-time manual focus available.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.68 x 2.68 x 0.87 inches|
|Item Display Weight||260 grams|
|Item Weight||0.29 pounds|
|Macro Focus Range||0.30 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year limited|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||40 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||40 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||6|
|Number of Groups||4|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||49 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||0.65 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF-S||Canon EF||Canon EF-S|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.68 x 0.87 x 2.68 in||2.68 x 0.91 x 2.68 in||2.72 x 1.54 x 2.72 in||2.95 x 2.83 x 2.95 in|
|Item Weight||4.59 ounces||4.41 ounces||5.61 ounces||0.53 lb|
|Lens Type||medium-format||Prime lens||Prime lens||wide-angle|
|Maximum Focal Length||40 millimeters||24 millimeters||50 millimeters||18 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||40 millimeters||24 millimeters||50 millimeters||10 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 millimeters||52 millimeters||49 millimeters||67 millimeters|
A unique and indispensable addition to Canon’s series of EF lenses, the new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM offers an ultra-slim and lightweight design. Incredibly compact in size, the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM delivers high image quality from the center to the periphery thanks to its advanced lens configuration including an aspherical element, a bright 2.8 aperture, and optimized coatings that minimize ghosting and flare while providing exceptional color balance. The EF 40mm f/2.8 STM’s unobtrusive design helps the photographer avoid overwhelming their subjects with a large lens and to remain discreet in sensitive shooting situations with no compromise in performance. Its diminutive design is complemented by features such as a newly developed stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF while capturing video with the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR, a circular aperture (7 blades) for beautiful soft-focus backgrounds, and a short minimum focusing distance of only 0.98 ft./0.30 m.1-Year Warranty
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To give some background: I do shoot professionally, but got this lens mostly for personal use - I simply prefer the versatility of a zoom lens for professional work, although seeing the impressive results I might incorporate it for future assignments. I currently own two bodies, a 5D Mark II and a 7D. While my main lenses are high-end (the 24-105L, 70-200L 2.8 IS II, and 100mm Macro), since I started off with a Rebel series body I also am familiar with a lot of the cheaper lenses Canon sells, including the 50mm f/1.8. I really liked the 50 f/1.8 because of its convenient size - but by comparison to this lens, it now seems big!
I love this 40mm f/2.8 lens on both of my bodies, but find its focal range to be much more useful on a full-frame than crop-sensor body. Keep in mind that if you have a crop body, the effective focal length of this lens comes out to 64mm! Even at that length, you can still get impressive shots with beautiful bokeh, but in my experience 64mm was more inconvenient to work with than 40mm. I'd still recommend it for APS-C bodies though, because the image quality thus far has been very impressive.
* Very small lens, which allows for much more inconspicuous shooting if you want to blend into the background. This lens is tiny! Yes, mounted on a battery-gripped SLR you still stand out a bit, but not nearly as much as you do with most other lenses
* Very light - this is much more portable than any other lens I own. You could even carry it in a pocket.
* Great image quality. I really am impressed at the results based on the low price point
* Impressive build quality. This lens might be inexpensive, but it doesn't feel cheap.
* Hard to manually adjust focus. This is my only major gripe with this lens. It is doable, but it definitely takes getting used to. This is especially pronounced if you have big hands. That being said, I think the convenience of the small lens size makes up for this minor inconvenience.
* Yes, as some other reviewers have already mentioned, there is some vignetting wide open. This doesn't bother me too much as I find the vignetting to be acceptable, but some others might not like it even if it can be corrected in post-processing - it depends on personal preference
I will try to upload photos demonstrating this lens' ability in the next few weeks; in the meantime, some people have already added to the gallery here, and undoubtedly many pictures will start appearing on Flickr.
Some people will inevitably find the need to ask why I gave the lens 5 stars if there are some cons. For the price I paid for this lens, I am very happy with my results, and think the cons are outweighed by the pros. The size and weight of this lens are remarkable, and its optical performance is great for the price. Sure, you could compare this lens to much more expensive ones and find more shortcomings, but I think for most people's use, this lens is a terrific buy. The other reviewers thus far also seem to be happy with their purchase, which I think is a testament to the performance of this lens. I highly recommend you go for it!
Amazon has a seller that is offering a C-PL 52mm polarizer for these lenses. The polarizers also make better, and more usable lens protectors. The polarizer fits both pancake lenses. These polarizers really oomphed up my photo quotient on my last picture trek. Pictures I took in June before learning the wonders of polarization, could have really benefited from the extra enhancement, but needed more Adobe. The lens has no 'IS', but is not really needed. I like to shoot a lot with the shutter speed high, walk a lot, and find I'm ready for what ever is around the corner. This 40mm is also a good party, macro, or street scene lens. The SF scens I loaded were from a running car on I-80! A nice less bulky item to lug around. The Half Dome sunset scene may not have worked at all with the 18-55mm lens. I will try to remember to do a 40mm vs. 18-55mm compare here also. The differences are amazing.
I bought this 18-55m and T5i kit on Amazon about a year and half ago, added the 55-250mm, and now have the 24mm/40mm. It doesn't take up a lot of space to haul all four of these around. Get the 40mm, you will like it.