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Canon 40 mm / F 2,8 EF STM

Canon 40 mm / F 2,8 EF STM
alaAverage 4.3

147 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and usability. The value for money and design are also appreciated.

design, value for money, usability, size

On average, users rate this product 90/100.

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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

 

The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM ($199.99 direct) lens is one of the smallest you'll find for Canon cameras. Its pancake design barely juts out from a camera when mounted. It can be used on full-frame and APS-C D-SLRs, and provides smooth autofocus for...

Extremely compact. Very sharp. Minimal distortion. Inexpensive. STM focus motor

Focus-by-wire design. Modest f/2.8 aperture

The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM barely juts out from your camera, but is capable of capturing some impressive images.

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Canon EF 40mm STM f/2.8 Lens Review Posted

 

I actually went out and bought one of these today. I did try it out in the store first, and at $200 it was really hard to think of a reason not to buy it. The only defect I see wide open is vignetting. Edge to edge sharpness is very good. Focus speed...

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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

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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

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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.

Durable","Lightweight

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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

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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

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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

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Lightweight, crisp, fast lens for under

 

I shoot freelance and for a hobby and am blown away by this lens. For under $200 you get crisp results from a lightweight and unassuming lens. 5 stars.

Affordable ; Compact ; F28 ; Sharp

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Lightweight, crisp, fast lens for under

 

I shoot freelance and for a hobby and am blown away by this lens. For under $200 you get crisp results from a lightweight and unassuming lens. 5 stars.

Affordable ; Compact ; F28 ; Sharp

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon
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