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Canon 40 mm / F 2,8 EF STM

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

140 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and size. The design and value for money are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability.

value for money, design

On average, users rate this product 91/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon 40 mm / F 2,8 EF STM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Canon 40 mm / F 2,8 EF STM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, size

reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon EF40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens Kit

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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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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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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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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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Compact do everything lens!

 

I purchased this lens to go with the Canon Rebel SL1. This is the perfect combo for a small and light rig. It focuses silently and fast. The build quality is better than expected for this price range and the optical performance appears to be excellent!

Fast Quiet Focus ; Sharp

Not True Manual Focus

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Compact do everything lens!

 

I purchased this lens to go with the Canon Rebel SL1. This is the perfect combo for a small and light rig. It focuses silently and fast. The build quality is better than expected for this price range and the optical performance appears to be excellent!

Fast Quiet Focus ; Sharp

Not True Manual Focus

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