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

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

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Overall 10
10

Best lens in my kit

Jake, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Shoot wide-open, even in daylight, gives a wonderful view camera effect.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Great walk-around/travel lens!

Have 40mm - Will Travel., B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: If you want to travel light, then this is a great lens to get. It's not the fastest lens but at 2.8 is good for most applications. Looking forward to traveling with this lens next month.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Light, fast lens with good image quality

tmax218, B&H Photo
22 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought this to pair with a Canon SL1 body for a light weight travel package. I have taken this lens out a few times and am getting very usable images. I find them slightly better than the 25mm pancake. I also find the quality slightly better than my nifty fifty. The more I shoot with it, the more I like it. Well worth the price. It is an STM so I am also using it for video. Quality seems pretty good, but DSLR video takes some practice.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Very clear!

Indigo, B&H Photo
20 March 2015
  • Excerpt: You know what you're getting with this lens. Crisp, clear shots. The focus ring is really smooth but turns a bit too slowly for really fast shots.
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Overall 8
8.0

Compact and sharp!

Jim, B&H Photo
20 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to have a compact short lens that will fit in my pocket for events that I am mostly shooting with a long lens but may want to grab a short lens for occasional use. It is also nice when I want to travl with something small and light, or to be inconspicuous while shooting. The lens is small, but it it also very sharp. Build quality is good. Hard to go wrong for the price.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

I Like This Lens

Bob Franks, B&H Photo
18 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I am quite impressed with the quality of this lens, both opticaly and build. I use this lens a a general walk around lens and is very usefull for this. The only thing I don't like about this lens is the manual focus operation. Since it's focus by wire you have to half press the shutter button and then you can turn the focus ring to change focus. If there's no movement of the focus ring for 5 seconds you have to half press the shutter button again to continue focusing.
  • Pros: Build quality, Lightweight, Optical quality
  • Cons: Manual Focus
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Overall 10
10

affordable good lens

newxschool, B&H Photo
15 March 2015
  • Excerpt: cheap perfect lens not a 50 not a 35
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

My family day go-to lens

Kurtis M. Miller, Amazon
3 March 2015
  • Summary: I have used this lens on my full frame 6D and crop 60D cameras and am impressed I that I spent so little money for such a great performer. It is small and the focus is slow-ish but it gets great results!
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Overall 10
10

New all day lens

Steven, B&H Photo
2 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Has replaced my old 50 1.8 as a daily driver. Lightweight, nearly as fast, discreet and the stepping motor is absolutely silent. Well worth adding to your kit.
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Overall 8
8.0

Photojournalism Fun

David Schillen Photography, B&H Photo
23 February 2015
  • Excerpt: I struggled with my decision on whether or not to purchase this lens or the cheap nifty fifty and I'm happy with my purchase in the end. The STM motor is a little bit different than what I'm used to but after getting use to it it's quite smooth and silent. I really enjoy the 40mm aspect ratio on my 5D Mark III because of the ability to crop in anyway. The only downside I'm seeing is that you can't go past f2.8.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Stops At F28
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