Awesome, I can't imagine not having this in my camera bag.
3 weeks ago
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.
Summary: ...Unless you can find another 40mm f/2.8 AF lens for $150. Great lens on a Full Frame. Makes my 5DmkII into a great "walk around" kit that doesn't get many looks and is probably mistaken for a point & shoot by some people. Adds virtually no weight to the camera and focuses quickly and quietly. Not great for manual focusing, but that is fairly self-evident by the size of the ring. I've used it on my crop sensor cameras like the 60D.
Summary: This lens is great with my Rebel T5i ; the pictures are outstanding . Very good for portraits. I liked that the kit comes with a good quality filter which also helps to protect the lens . Good value for the price .
Summary: Everyone has their favorite "everyday" or "walk around" lens. I have a few, depending on the situation, but this one is quickly becoming my "normal" lens. It hasn't replaced my 50/1.4 for very low light but that may be more habit the anything. With my recently acquired 6D, low light focus and high ISO shooting are easy and relatively high quality.
Lens this good will help Canon sell plenty of DSLRs!
David Chan, Amazon
22 July 2013
Summary: I think the sheer number of positive reviews here should take away any concern that it's just another budget lens. It's very sharp wide open at f/2.8 and amazing by f/4. The build quality is top notch with a metal mount. It's amazing what modern lens design can accomplish. I use this lens between both my 5D3 and my newly acquired SL1. It makes both cameras a joy to handhold while chasing my kids around the house.
Summary: Here's what I do. If I'm not needing any other lens or using my camera, I keep this puppy on. It pretty much doesn't take up more space than my camera body in my bag and works like a charm. 2.8 isn't too wide for low light, but it's sharp even completly open. once you go up to 3.5 and 5.6 it's tack sharp. Now I always have a lens on my camera, I can take quick shots and throw it back in my satchel if I want, and not raise suspitions.