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EF 40Mm F/2.8 STM Lens - Fixed
A unique and indispensable addition to Canons 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, ...
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EF 40Mm F/2.8 STM Lens - Fixed

BCD488
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Description

A unique and indispensable addition to Canons 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 STMs 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.1-Year Warranty

  • 40mm focal length, Lens not zoom able, 64mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • Minimum focus distance : 0.30m/11.81 inch, F2.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
  • Stepper-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
  • 52mm filters, Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups.
  • Focal Length and Maximum Aperture: 100mm 1:2.8
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM; full-time manual focus available.
  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups.
  • Canon's first mid-telephoto macro inch L inch series lens to include Canon's sophisticated Image Stabilization
  • Focal Length and Maximum Aperture: 100mm 1:2.8
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM; full-time manual focus available.
  • Filter Size: 67mm
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Five Stars
by Valued Customer on August 07, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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This has become one of my favorite lenses.

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The perfect travel lens
by Valued Customer on August 04, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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The perfect travel lens. Lightweight and easy to pack. Didn't see much a difference in picture quality compared to my 50mm. I just got it for the portability so shrugs i like it.

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Light and Reliable
by Valued Customer on August 04, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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I got this lens last year and love its lightness and reliability. I can't say it's going to produce a winning photo, but who knows. It's nice for closer profile or candid shots, works well in tight spaces and is easy to change when I need to get wider than my 55-250 allows. It's not bad for food and drink shots either. Hard to beat for under $200.

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i didn't need it because I have a great 35mm price and a great 50mm price but I
by Valued Customer on July 03, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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i didn't need it because I have a great 35mm price and a great 50mm price but I love how small it is that i use it a lot. also it has a pretty close focus so it's sorta macroy.

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Great little lens
by Valued Customer on June 24, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Love this little lens. It's perfect for travel and takes great photos.

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Great price.
by Valued Customer on June 12, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Genuine product.

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Excellent Canon Fixed Lens
by Valued Customer on June 11, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Great lens for the price. Took a lot of quality photos with it. Nice image quality And value in a prime lens

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Laughably slow autofocus aside, a great piece of glass!
by Valued Customer on May 08, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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I've had my eye on this lens for a few weeks and finally bought it at a brick-and-mortar store in NYC (thus the lack of �verified purchase tag). I'm using this on a 5D IV body. For comparison, the other lenses I'm most familiar with are all Canon lenses: the 24-135mm 3.5-5.6, the 24-70mm 2.8 II, and the 70-200mm 2.8 II.PROS:Overall, this lens is a ton of fun to shoot with. It's my first prime, and I've really enjoyed the process of taking pictures with a prime vs. a zoom lens. Some people may not like it - and there's a lot that you're going to give up compared to a zoom - but the prime makes the process of composition slightly more challenging and interesting in my mind. The focal length is perfect with a full frame camera: the process of composing a shot is as simple as looking at your subject because the 40mm length very closely approximates what you see with your own eyes.In terms of the actual lens performance, image quality is outstanding, as would be expected with a prime. This is especially true given the cost of this lens. There are no significant optical aberrations that I can see on the images that I've taken - again, largely unsurprising with a prime lens. When in focus (more on that below), images are incredibly sharp and rival the sharpness of the 24-70. The size is outstanding and really makes the system way more portable. With the 5D IV and an attached battery pack with two batteries, the body itself is quite heavy. The 24-70 and 70-200 are both massive lenses, so the whole system is quite unwieldy and heavy when using one of those lenses. Not so with the 40mm - the lens is extremely light, and the pancake form factor is awesome for street shooting. Bokeh is decent and comparable to the 24-70 to my eye, and the wide aperature makes shooting in low light a breeze. Compared to my other lenses, the motor is certainly louder but I don't find it unacceptably loud. Perhaps in a quiet setting it would be problematic, but for all settings that I've used it in I haven't noticed the noise. The only other downside - like the noise, not worthy of a lower rating, but simply something to be aware of - is the relatively limited number of cross-type focus points. All 61 points on the 5D IV are usable, but only about half are cross-type points, and only one column of points on the sides of the frame are cross-type. Again, not a huge problem, but something to keep in mind.CONS:My only serious complaint about this lens - and, thus, the reason for the 4 stars - is the completely unusable speed of the autofocus. Slow is an understatement - this lens takes a good 2-3 seconds, at least, to acquire focus using the autofocus system. I use manual focus exclusively with this lens and simply have the camera tell me when focus is achieved. This is actually much faster than the autofocus system, and the only situation I can imagine using the autofocus is with a perfectly still subject. Because of this, this lens is completely unusable for subjects that move with any degree of reasonable speed unless you're quite good at achieving manual focus quickly. On an open air bus tour in NYC, I had trouble taking pictures of any subjects with this lens as the bus was moving because of the difficulty with focusing. I had to pass on many shots that I could easily achieve with the zooms that have laser fast autofocus, and I ended up switching over to the 24-70 in the middle of the tour as a result. I had read about the speed of the autofocus and did expect some slowing down, but not to the degree that has actually been the case. Keep this in mind prior to buying this lens.OVERALL:Slow autofocus aside, I still absolutely love this lens, and it has stayed attached to my body almost exclusively since I bought it. Obviously it's not the ideal lens for all scenarios - and I'm still going to keep the 24-70 and 70-200 glass in my camera bag - but for day-to-day shooting, casual shooting, and street shooting, the 40mm is my go-to. It's a bargain for the image quality, and the focal length is perfect, particularly on a full frame body. So glad I ended up picking this thing up!

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which is great for portraits
by Valued Customer on April 10, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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What an incredible value this lens is. I have a crop-sensor 7D and my wife needed headshots for her LinkedIn profile. I always use a 50mm because it translates to 80mm in the crop world, which is great for portraits. I was itching to try out my new 40mm, so I changed lenses in the middle of the session. The change in perspective was just what I was looking for. It looks more natural at 40mm, F2.8 than 50mm f1.8 outdoors. I'm going to try shooting more portraits with this lens. The bokeh was great at 2.8. The 40mm perspective was a fresh new look. Don't care how many lenses I buy, this one is a keeper. Taking it to Puerto Rico next week and the tiny size and light weight will come in handy.

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A little gem of a lens!
by Valued Customer on April 02, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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I've owned a couple of these lenses over the years and never had qualms about them, i still don't. I love how compact this lens is, it's one of my favorites to keep attached to my camera most of the time. It's surprisingly versatile considering the limitations it does have, overall very satisfied.

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Prime lense
by Valued Customer on April 02, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Crystal clear option for the ultimate Black and whites

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Best bang for your buck
by Valued Customer on February 07, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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I've owned this lens since 2013 and recently upgraded to the 35mm f/1.4L II and the difference in quality is not that much different for a lot of the photos you'll be taking. This is definitely a must have for your kit if you're on a budget but still want a really good lens.

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