Canon EF 40mm f/2,8 STM


Canon EF 40mm f/2,8 STM


Canon EF 40mm f/2,8 STM
This is a prime lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2012.
The lens belongs to the category  normal prime lenses, a normal lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 40 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 52 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
There is a lens hood that fits the lens (model name "ES-52") but unfortunately this is something that is not included when purchasing the lens and must be ordered and bought separately, as an accessory.
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 40mm f/2,8 STM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 40mm f/2,8 STM
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price (more info)
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Works on all sensor types
Light weight (130 gr)
No lens hood is included
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Canon EF 40mm f/2,8 STM (See dictionary)
Release date: 2012
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Normal Lens
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length 40 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  40 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  52 mmon Canon APS-H
  64 mmon Canon APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 6 elements / 4 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:30 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 52 mm
Lens Hood:
ES-52(not included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):68 x 23 mm
Vikt:130 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)199,99 USD
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
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Text from Canon:"A unique and indispensable addition to Canon´s series of EF lenses, the new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM offers an ultra-slim and lightweight design. Incredibly compact in size, the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM delivers high image quality from the center to the periphery thanks to its advanced lens configuration including an aspherical element, a bright 2.8 aperture, and optimized coatings that minimize ghosting and flare while providing exceptional color balance. The EF 40mm f/2.8 STM´s unobtrusive design helps the photographer avoid overwhelming their subjects with a large lens and to remain discreet in sensitive shooting situations with no compromise in performance. Its diminutive design is complemented by features such as a newly developed stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF while capturing video with the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR, a circular aperture (7 blades) for beautiful soft-focus backgrounds, and a short minimum focusing distance of only 0.98 ft./0.30 m.

Standard and medium telephoto

A versatile, compact pancake lens. A fast maximum aperture enables low-light shooting and depth-of-field control. STM provides smooth quiet autofocus when shooting video with compatible cameras.

Features

Portable pancake design
Smooth, quiet STM focusing when shooting movies on compatible cameras
Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture for low-light shooting
Close focus to 0.3m
Fast, quiet AF for pin-sharp results
Great image quality right across the frame
A portable, versatile lens with STM for photographers travelling with their EOS.

Extremely compact and portable design
Never be without your EOS. The compact pancake EF 40mm f/2.8 STM is very thin, so you’ll always be able to take your DSLR with you.

Smooth and quiet AF, STM focussing for movies
Fast, accurate autofocusing ensures pin-sharp images even in tough conditions. Movie Servo AF with STM uses stepping-motor technology for smooth, quiet autofocus when filming on compatible Canon DSLRs.

Useful low light shooting
An f/2.8–22 aperture range provides control over depth of field, giving you the freedom to restrict or extend focus as required. A fast maximum aperture allows hand-held shooting in low light without using flash.

Great image quality designed for travel versatility
A versatile 40mm focal length is great for travel. Tackle everything from portraits to landscape and street photography. Great image quality right across the frame, thanks to an aspherical lens design and Super Spectra coatings."
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
fredmiranda.com (reviews by users)
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=434
 
kirstinprisk.co.uk
http://www.kirstinprisk.co.uk/blog/canon-ef-40mm-f2-8-stm-review/
 
lensrentals.com
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/06/canon-40mm-pancake-how-did-they-do-that
 
lenstests.com
http://lenstests.com/reviews/canon-ef-40mm-f2.8-stm
 
lenstests.de
http://lenstests.de/reviews/canon-ef-40mm-f2.8-stm
 
photographic-central.blogspot.com
http://photographic-central.blogspot.com/2012/06/canon-ef-40mm-f28-stm-lens-review.html
 
photozone.de
http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/752-canon_40_28_ff
 
slrgear.com
http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1523/cat/10
 
techradar.com
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/camera-lenses/canon-ef-40mm-f-2-8-stm-1083886/review
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-40mm-f-2.8-STM-Pancake-Lens-Review.aspx
 
trentchau.wordpress.com
http://trentchau.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/canon-40-2-8-stm-review/
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 40mm f/2,8 STM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 40mm f/2,8 STM
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