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Canon 40 mm / F 2,8 EF STM

Canon 40 mm / F 2,8 EF STM
alaAverage 4.5

204 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 reviews of Canon 40 mm / F 2,8 EF STM. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and design. The size and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

price, size, design, usability


On average, users rate this product 89/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 204 reviews)

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Consumer review by: rmatti (

Great low price addition


Keep it on my backup camera under the back seat of my car so I always have a camera no matter what. Is small, but image quality is very good. Better to have a decent image than none at all. Not a substitute for a pro lens but way better than having no...

Easily Interchangeable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Lightweight

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: joshml82 (

Awesome lens


This lens makes me bring my camera on a day to day basis around the city. It\'s so light and the images are superb.


Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Just4SC (

Nice addition for a Photog Noobie


This is a great lens for a noobie\/beginner! It\'s relatively inexpensive and it\'s upgrade proof. If and when I decide to upgrade to a new Canon camera body I don\'t have to worry that this lens will not be compatible.

Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Lightweight","Nice Bokeh","Strong Construction

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Willowrose (

40mm, nice addition to the Canon line


This is a lovely, light lens excellent for general use. I can use it on both my full frame and crop frame cameras. Very good, unobstrusive street lens. Auto focus is fairly quick and quiet. Although I normally use a macro lens, this lens can be...

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Excellent value for price","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Lightweight","Nice taut construction","Pocket sized easy to tote","Strong Construction

None so far at all

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: pointbob (

it\'s a steal


Buy it. The 50mm 1.8 is cheaper BUT you have to crank up the aperture to 2.8 to get equal sharpness; but the build is WAY better on the 40mm as is the color. In fact color is as good as my 24-105mm.

Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Lightweight","Nice Bokeh

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Richard (

Good lightweight prime lens


This is a fun lightweight lens to carry around. I have been using it exclusively on my Cannon 5DM2 for the past few days and am enjoying how light it makes the camera (I also stopped using the battery grip). The autofocus works well most of the time...

Easily Interchangeable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Lightweight","Pancake shape","Sharp","Strong Construction","Wide Angle

52mm lens adapter size","Focus by wire","Hard to manually focus","No Image Stabilization","Too expensive","Vignetting

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Waddizzle (

Lightweight and Sharp


I purchased a camera kit, which naturally came with a zoom lens. I wanted something lightweight, suitable for walking around taking pictures at the beach, at cookout, etc. I never fully understood why people would purchase a standard lens when a zoom...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: zeee (

great lense for your camera


Got it yesterday and trust me it is the best lens for portraits. Great bokeh, crisp pictures and most important there is no lens noise. superb built feels great in hand. would recommend

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Smokey (

Very Sharp


This is one of the sharpest lenses I own. That said, I own the EF 24-105mm f4/L IS USM lens. It competes quite nicely with that lens. Enough said.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: ace (

Great Walk-Around Lens


This thin lens is the perfect walk-around lens for a full frame camera and a decent portrait lens for a APS-C camera. Just add a protection filter and a thin sun shade, and you are ready to cruse the boulevard.

Dec, 2014