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Canon 40 mm / F 2,8 EF STM

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

198 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 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 also get good comments, whereas there are some critical views about the reliability.

price, size, design, usability


On average, users rate this product 89/100.

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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

Consumer review by: 808 Pureview (

Canon Best Pancake Lens


This is the best Canon pancake lens. Very small, light weight, yet the build quality is excellent, with metal mount and good glass. Image is very sharp, even at F2.8. Focus is very fast, even in live view AF mode. With the STM, you may override focus...

Fast auto-focus , Superior build quality , Super-sharp images , very small

noisy manual focus

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: SnapDragon (

Fantastic lens


I'm so impressed by this little lens. Super sharp and excellent bokeh. Just a sweet lens that makes shooting common item found in my yard so much fun. I just love it.

Fast auto-focus , Superior build quality , Super-sharp images , beautiful bokeh

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: "T" (

Great Bargan


This lens might be the best buy of the entire Canon line of lenses..I tested the canon 40mm against the 40mm f2 from Voightlander and was pleasantly surprised by the Cannon.I'm not going to say that the Canon was better in every way; but as far as...

Fast auto-focus , Superior build quality , Super-sharp images , price


Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: jlynn (

In love


I recently purchased the new 70 D body, I am never that fond of kit lenses so this is the first lens I decided to purchase to go with my new camera. I am in love with this lens. It is such a fun lens, it really captures the colors of the scene you are...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Nico (

Great Compact Lens


I love the Canon EOS 40mm cause it is a great travel lens. It is also tack sharp because it is simple and only has 6 elements (pieces of glass). Since it weighs next to nothing, it definitely lightens the load of my 50D with accessories, which weighs...

Superior build quality , Super-sharp images , perfect focal length

average focus speed

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Canonball (

Best Full-frame focal length and lens size


I am soooo happy canon made this lens. It really is the PERFECT focal length and size all in one camera. This lens will absolutely put the fun back into your photography days. To say the least, 40mm on a full frame is not too sweet, not too sour, but...

Super-sharp images , enjoyment , price/anxiety , size , really really versatile

is would be heaven sent for video

Dec, 2013