www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
9.6 out of 10

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

A unique and indispensable addition to Canon's series of EF Read more

Great Deal: $179.00

Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Showing 1-10 of 23
Overall 8
8.4

Expert Review

DP Review
12 June 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Very good optics, Tiny size, Silent autofocus, Responsive electronic manual focus, Decent construction, Low price
  • Cons: Can be susceptible to flare, No lens hood supplied, AF speed isn't the fastest
  • Read full review

Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM

Camera Labs
1 May 2013
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM is the company's first 'pancake' lens, designed to be as small and light as possible. Measuring just 22.8mm thick, it protrudes to roughly the same degree as the grip on many DSLRs, and at 130g you'll hardly notice it when mounted.
  • Read full review

REVIEW: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Review

photodo
27 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Handling and features The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM is a slim, compact pancake type lens, which is compatible with Canon EF and EF-S camera bodies and costs around £230. A fast f/2.8 aperture should make this lens ideal for taking pictures in reasonably low light conditions and focusing is powered by...
  • Read full review

Expert Review

The Phoblographer
26 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Pancake lenses have come into some popularity in recent years, and Canon has answered with their own version, the . Some may question the point of a fixed lens that is only f/2.8 these days, but there are plenty of reasons to pick up a lens such as this.
  • Read full review

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Review

The Digital Picture
9 July 2012
  • Excerpt: The diminutive Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens immediately inspires the high-pitched talking-to-a-baby voice from its first-time viewers, with short drawn-out words and phrases such as "awwwwe" and "it's sooooo cuuute" being especially common.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
5 February 2013
  • Conclusion: You might be wondering why you wouldn't choose Canon's famously good-value 50mm f/1.8 lens. At around £85 it's certainly cheap, but having owned one for a couple of years, we can honestly say that it's not got the quality or sharpness of the 40mm. It's also nowhere near as compact. www.canon.co.uk
  • Read full review

Canon EF 40MM F/2.8 STM Lens – 50

D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail
20 September 2012
  • Conclusion: The STM design for quieter video autofocus is only compatible with the 650D and 5D Mark III, but as a standard fixed 40mm lens it works really well with all Canon DSLRs, with a size and price that are hard to ignore.
  • Pros: Versatile, small and light, Sharp images, Silent autofocus in video mode on 650D and 5D Mark III
  • Cons: Auto/manual focus switch a little fiddly, Quiet autofocus feature only with the above models
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM - APS-C Format Review / Test Report

photozone.de
19 September 2012
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM represents a bit of a debatable concept on a DSLR - at least when compared to the much smaller mirrorless camera system. Honestly speaking there is also not really much of a size and weight advantage when thinking of its closest cousin - the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 - which is...
  • Read full review

EF 40 mm f/2.8 STM

LensTip.com
7 August 2012
  • Excerpt: On 8 June 2012 the Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STM, a full frame pancake lens, was launched along with the Canon EOS 650D reflex camera. It was a huge surprise. Never before the Canon company offered a „pancake” device in the EF system.
  • Cons: huge vignetting on full frame.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM - Full Format Review / Test Report

photozone.de
26 June 2012
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM represents a bit of a debatable concept on a DSLR - at least when compared to the much smaller mirrorless camera system. Honestly speaking there is also not really much of a size and weight advantage when thinking of its closest cousin - the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 - which is...
  • Read full review
Next page >>