A great lens for the price for Canon bodies. Tremendously satisfied.
4 weeks ago
Summary: A great lens for walking around. It is compact and produces nice and sharp images. It never feels to weighty and it complements the canon Sl1 perfectly. I have managed to get some great images from this combo and I never feel that my camera is too big for certain functions. Most times I shoot this lens wide open, but it becomes marginally sharper when stopped down a little. Im having a lot of fun with this lens.
Conclusion: I recently purchased the new 70 D body, I am never that fond of kit lenses so this is the first lens I decided to purchase to go with my new camera. I am in love with this lens. It is such a fun lens, it really captures the colors of the scene you are shooting well, and for the price the quality of the photos are great! If you are a intermediate photographer like me I know you will not be disappointed!
Conclusion: I love the Canon EOS 40mm cause it is a great travel lens. It is also tack sharp because it is simple and only has 6 elements (pieces of glass). Since it weighs next to nothing, it definitely lightens the load of my 50D with accessories, which weighs almost 10 times more than the lens itself. I would definitely recommend this to someone with a full frame camera (6D, 5D, 1D) or to somebody with a ASPC camera (All Rebel models, 10D, 20D ...
Pros: Superior build quality, Super-sharp images, perfect focal length
Summary: If you are looking for any combination of the following attributes then I can recommend the Canon STM 40mm lens to you: 1) Better image quality compared to the EF 50mm 1.8 2) Quiet auto focusing for video recordings in quiet surroundings due to the STM drive 3) Wider angle of view compared to a 50mm lens without distortion, "almost" the same as the 35mm lens 4) Fast auto focusing 5) Smallest Canon auto focus lens in production and lightweight 6) Low cost ($149), which...
Conclusion: I am soooo happy canon made this lens. It really is the PERFECT focal length and size all in one camera. This lens will absolutely put the fun back into your photography days. To say the least, 40mm on a full frame is not too sweet, not too sour, but just right. EVERYTIME! It's size and PRICE allows you to tote it around and ENJOY yourself. Thank you god! Geez. I've been waiting a looonnnggg time for something like this. Canon....
Summary: NOTE*** Okay today(12-24-2013) I was experiencing an issue with the lens, well I finally figured it out to be an issue. It seemed sometimes I had to take the lens off and put it back on to get it to focus again. The focusing issue turned out to be caused by putting pressure on the lens when attaching it that made the difference. I thought I would check for an update before I returned it and and sure enough there is an update listed on the Canon site.
Summary: I'll add my voice to the chorus of reviewers proclaiming the EF 40 2.8 STM as wunderkind of EOS! Normally $150 doesn't buy much in terms of optics but this lens is the exception to the rule: metal mount, sturdy plastic barrel, kickin' industrial satin finish, and precision optics. A basic 6-element design, no zoom and an offshore Malaysian factory helped reduce costs but still, a lot of image quality in a mere half inch protrusion.
Awesome, I can't imagine not having this in my camera bag.
27 November 2013
Summary: This is a very inexpensive, understated lens that will not fail. Full frame users may see some vignetting at 2.8 but that is not a problem for the prosumer or entry level cameras. Remember, for those affected by crop ratio that the effective focal length is about 64mm which just so happens to make this an acceptable portrait lens. You can get some very nice natural light candids at 1600 ISO.