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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Lens

Model Number: EF Lens
Web Code: 10214065

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Overview

For something so slim and lightweight, the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM prime lens delivers incredibly high picture quality and performance. Its ultra compact design makes it a discreet partner in even the most sensitive shooting situations. With a bright 2.8 aperture, optimized coatings for less ghosting, and continuous AF while shooting video, you'll be able to take even more stunning shots.
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Overview

For something so slim and lightweight, the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM prime lens delivers incredibly high picture quality and performance. Its ultra compact design makes it a discreet partner in even the most sensitive shooting situations. With a bright 2.8 aperture, optimized coatings for less ghosting, and continuous AF while shooting video, you'll be able to take even more stunning shots.
  • The ultra slim design of this Canon prime lens helps you take amazing photos without overwhelming your subject.
  • An advanced lens configuration helps you take high quality images thanks to features like an aspherical element, a 2.8 aperture, and optimized coatings that minimize ghosting and flare while improving the colour balance of your shot.
  • The innovative stepping motor gives you smooth and quiet continuous AF as you capture video with the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR.
  • Add an artistic soft-focus touch to your backgrounds with the circular aperture (7 blades).
  • With this lens, you have a short minimum focusing distance of only 0.3 m (0.98 ft).

Optics

Lens Type
Standard Prime
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Apparent Focal Length with APS-C/DX Sensor
64 mm
Apparent Focal Length with Other Sensor
56 mm with APS-H
Horizontal Angle of View with 35 mm Sensor
49°
Fixed/Prime Focal Length
40 mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3 m
Maximum Magnification
0.18x
Macro
No

Mechanics

Focus Adjustment
Inner Focusing System
Focusing Motor
Stepping Motor
Manual Focusing
Yes
Construction (Elements/Groups)
6/4
Zoom System
None
Diaphragm Blades
7
Stabilization
No

Physical Features

Colour
Black
Mount Construction
EF Mount
Filter Attachment Type
Screw
Filter Size
52 mm
Maximum Diameter
68.2 mm
Maximum Length
22.8 mm
Weight
130 g

Camera Compatibility

Compatible Brand
Canon
Canon
All Canon DSLRs
  • EF40 mm 1:2.8 STM
  • Lens Cap E-52II
  • Lens Dust Cap E
  • Instruction Manual (7ML leaflet)
  • Warranty Card

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Reviewer Recommendation

98%

Of the 276 reviewers who responded, 271 would recommend this product.

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  • Wonderful travel lens
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Pjotr - April 26, 2013

    I bought this lens to cut down on weight and size of my equipment while traveling. This lens fits the bill (literally considering the affordability), and delivers speed and quality, which is equal to heavier and bigger lenses. I am shooting with a Canon 50D and usually carry a Tamron super zoom lens as my main walk around lens. Now I can carry this pancake lens in my pocket, and when packing the gear into a small bag use it instead of a camera body cap, while having the camera ready for a surprise opportunity. I am looking into buying the new Canon SL1 small body, and with the pancake lens, having a really small and light high quality camera at hand all the time.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Solid lens for the price
    Verified BuyerReviewed by JifferRiffic - October 5, 2013

    So I've been shooting professional photography for about 10 years. Fantastic lens for shooting video footage. I tested it on a crop frame and a full frame, much better shot on full frame sensor but still looks great on a crop frame. The discussion everyone has is that canon has a Plastic 50mm f/1.8 which is a great lens for cheaper. This 40mm is 40mm and metal so the quality of the lens is much greater increasing cost. But you lose the f/1.8 and move to a f/2.8. If you're looking for low light and a low cost plastic lens buy the Canon 50mm f/1.8If you're looking for a low light and little more solid quality without caring about the loss in F-Stop buy this 40mm f/2.8

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Small but mighty
    Verified BuyerReviewed by OliverG - June 2, 2015

    Great little lens. Sharp and works well with APS-C or FF. Construction is good, not "L" good but not cheap either. Definitely not a piece of junk. The size makes it ideal for use on an SL1. You can slip that combo in a coat pocket easily. It does takes some time to get used to the small size. I had a tough time at first trying to keep it steady but with practice, you'll get the hang of it. It's so small that you can always find a place in your camera bag when heading out and never leave it behind. I'm planning on getting the 24 f2.8 STM pancake but that will work only on the cropped bodies. Overall, $150 well spent.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


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