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

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

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

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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
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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
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
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Build quality 8
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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...
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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...
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Overall 7
7.2

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
19 June 2012
  • Summary: Pancake lenses seem to becoming somewhat fashionable at the moment, due to their small size. Whether having a slim lens is that beneficial on a full size SLR body is open to debate, but at least the optical performance of this lens alone, makes it well worthy of consideration.
  • Pros: Excellent sharpness, Low distortion, Compact and lightweight, Fast focusing
  • Cons: No full time manual focus override, Strong vignetting, More than double the price of the 50mm f/1.8 (although performance and build probably justify this)
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