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Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STM

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Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 40 mm f/2.8 STM
Lens style Wide angle
Focal length 40 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 56.8 o
Closest focusing distance 0.3 m
Maximum magnification 1:5.5
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF STM
Lens Construction 6 elements / 4 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 68.2 x 22.8 mm
Weight 130 g
Additional information one aspherical element
Average rating (5 owners reviews)
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4.73 Good
Owners reviews (5)
  1. Effivesix
    Effivesix 2 February 2017, 11:45
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    IP 109.152.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: £125
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Very few! Just don\'t bother with the suggested lens hood - better and cheaper alternatives available. Manual focusing ring a little thin - as often with Canon.

    Pros: Small, light, compact and a top optical performer. You could pay ten times more and not get anywhere ten times better results. It\'s a real gem.

    Summary: What a lens! Ideal for travel photography and situations where assured results count a lot. It\'s an STM version, meaning \'Superb Tiny Marvel\' in my book. Worth every penny and should be on savvy buyers\' shopping lists.

  2. caMARYnon
    caMARYnon 21 November 2013, 13:10
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    IP 89.120.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 200 EURO
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: not the best in colour rendition and contrast

    Pros: super sharp, small

    Summary: Excellent lens for street hunting.

  3. Eos22
    Eos22 17 May 2013, 16:40
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    IP 90.46.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 149$
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: none for the price

    Pros: cheap, small, light, sharp, good color rendition

    Summary: outstanding value, ideal in the street

  4. Martin Graf
    Martin Graf 6 February 2013, 03:27
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    IP 60.225.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: $ 170.00
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Build is far away from L but much better than the 1.8/50 II - so it's good enough for normal usage -

    Pros: very compact - good usage for street photography - f 2.8 is fully usable but best results with f5.6, autofocus is quick,exact and nearly quiet

    Summary: This lens is a "always on the camera" lens - it's wide enough for taking pics of landscapes, groups of people and you can go rather close with it too - it's my new Allrounder --- on my 5DII I can work undercover because it is so so unspectacular - which works for me! I think if I had to choose to take only one lens with me on trip = it would for sure be this one. I sometimes would wish it had f2.0 but that's the price to keep it small, cheap and good.

  5. kazaa,
    kazaa, 24 July 2012, 03:23
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    IP 110.49.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 215 USD
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: - Even STM is used, there is still motor sound in Video if you use AF. So you have to use MF anyway. - Sometime manual focus ring cannot be operated even I use MF switch and need to switch back to AF, turn the ring, switch back to MF again so that the manual focusing can be used.

    Pros: Sharp wide open, small and low price.

    Summary: Buy one. that's it.

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