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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
28 December 2012
  • 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. The STM motor means that autofocus is almost completely silent, but it's not super-fast.
  • 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
16 December 2012
  • Excerpt: 40mm might appear to be a bit of an odd focal length for a lens, but after spending a week with Canon's first pancake lens, it makes complete sense on our crop-factor EOS 60D. Pancake lenses are, quite simply, low in profile - attached to my camera it adds little to the width past the grip area. This means you can easily pop it into a small shoulder bag.
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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
26 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 also a faster lens. However, we wouldn't dare to state that it's not an attractive lens. It is just too cute for that.
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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
22 July 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 also a faster lens. However, we wouldn't dare to state that it's not an attractive lens. It is just too cute for that.
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
19 June 2012
  • Excerpt: 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 Canon's new STM focusing motor.
  • 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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