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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||Canon EF-S||Canon EF|
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|Item Weight||4.59 ounces||—||5.61 ounces||4.59 ounces||0.53 lb||0.64 lb|
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|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 millimeters||52 millimeters||49 millimeters||52 millimeters||67 millimeters||58 millimeters|
Review summary from DPReview
The EF 40mm F2.8 STM offers excellent image quality in a tiny, well-made package. For APS-C users it provides a great carry-everywhere complement to a kit zoom, and for full frame shooters it's an excellent general-purpose 'normal' lens. The STM motor means that autofocus is almost completely silent, but it's not super-fast.
Scoring is relative only to the other products in the same category.
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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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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.
I had the pleasure of owning the Pentax and Contax Zeiss lenses in the days of film. I loved them both, and they were never far from reach. When I bought Canon dSLRs, due to lack of any Canon pancake lens being available, I adapted both the Contax Zeiss and the Pentax pancakes to work on my 5D, 5D2 and 40D. Of course, this arrangement has serious limitations, as both the autofocus and the aperture have to be set manually, making for a slow, awkward shooting experience. At very long last, Canon has brought its own pancake lens to market, in the form of the EF 40/2.8 STM.
It is strikingly small and light, and if you've never seen or experienced a pancake lens before, you're likely to wonder how a lens can be so small and even work on full framed dSLRs. Despite its size, there is pleasing build quality to be found. Built nothing like the EF 50/1.8 II, there is a metal lens mount and a solid lens barrel, short as it is. Canon was barely able to fit the AF/MF switch on the barrel, the barrel is so short. I would compare build quality to the EF 50/1.4. Aesthetically, the 40 has a sex appeal all of its own. There's always been something about those pancakes and they way they look and feel. Canon certainly does not disappoint here.
Optically, I have found the 40/2.8 to perform in excellent fashion. CA is well-controlled, I have not experienced problems with flare, and I do not have a hood attached. Center sharpness at f/2.8 is excellent, and I have uploaded a photo here to help demonstrate. Corners look very good as well. Color rendition is excellent, and bokeh is much to my liking.
Mechanically, the AF is fast, quiet and accurate, and the new STM focus stepping motor technology is employed here. I don't shoot video, so I couldn't care less about the lens being quiet for filming of video, but that may we a huge deal for those of you that do use the video features of your dSLR.
While Canon points out that this lens makes it possible to shoot more discretely, I suppose that's true to a point. But it's rather difficult to achieve shooting discretion when the lens is mounted to the larger non-Rebel Canon bodies, being the big black blobs that they are. However, the pancake design does make your shooting experience very pleasant in that there is not a long lens sticking outing of it. Combined with the weight reduction, the shooting experience with this lens mounted to your camera is bliss. I will be using it a lot as a walkaround, and for vacations.
A possible issue with this lens concerns its use with a cropped sensor camera body. The crop on the 1.6x bodies results in a 64mm effective focal length. I'm not sure how useful a 64/2.8 lens would be for most shooters. For me, that's not very useful. You may disagree. I'll vouch for the usefulness of this lens on a full frame body.
I highly recommend this lens, and at this price point, it's a no-brainer to click the Buy button.