Canon EF lens - 40 mm

Mfg.Part: 6310B002 | CDW Part: 2891358 | UNSPSC: 45121603
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  • Lens
  • 40 mm
  • f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF
  • for EOS 1100
  • 1D
  • 5D
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Canon EF lens - 40 mm
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Main Features
  • Lens
  • 40 mm
  • f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF
  • for EOS 1100
  • 1D
  • 5D
  • 60
  • 600
  • 650
  • Kiss X5
  • Kiss X50
  • Rebel T3
  • Rebel T3i
  • Rebel T4i
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.

Canon EF lens - 40 mm is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp, light and compact .... On my Canon SL1, the whole thing is almost small as a mirrorless.Take sharp pictures and focuses accurately. Good color rendition.All in all a great lens.
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super nice lens for the price/size This lens is sharp at 2.8 and the 40mm focal length is great for a lot of different applications. This is a high quality item for the price. I love this lens and use a lot more often than I thought I would.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really like this lens. I've found this lens at this focal length, a perfect walk around lens. It's light weight, very quick to focus, and the pics are coming out very nice indeed. I use this on a 7D mk II.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not One Thing Wrong With It The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens is fantastic! I appreciate the low profile, and the high build quality. The STM autofocusing is good, being rather quiet, but searches a little bit more than my newer nano USM lenses. I have found that this lens is good for shooting video from a tripod, but tends to lack a little bit when shooting handheld. Partially due to the lack of Image Stabilization, but mostly just because the focal length isn't the greatest for keeping waverless video. Being one that does photography purely as a poorly-funded hobbyist, I see tremendous value in how fast this lens is, along with the high image quality, especially for the price. Being a EF lens (which it's little sister the 24mm 2.8 STM pancake is not) also adds value, but since I shoot with only crop sensor bodies, that fact isn't as compelling. There's really only one reason that I knock it back to 4 out of 5 stars, and that is because it is not as valuable of a lens for me as my 50mm 1.8 STM nifty fifty. The focal lengths are so similar. Both being STM (while not silent) are good enough for video especially if using shotgun or lavalier mics. The lower profile of the 40 is helpful, but not incredibly more desirable than the size of the 50mm. The biggest difference is the extra 2 stops of light that the nifty fifty offers. It costing roughly 70% less than the 40mm is a bonus. I've found that the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM spends most of its time on the kids' Rebel T3 as they begin to learn photography. My take: Unless you are buying this pancake lens for the pancake aspect of it, get the latest nifty fifty from Canon instead.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best lens in it’s class I bought this as a backup lens, and found that it was optically as good as my 24-105-L, if not even better. Super sharp, and turns my 6D into a pocket camera (almost). This lens should be in every Canon user’s bag.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love it I got this from a friend at I love it. it's perfect for video and photo
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone should have this in their camera bag Everyone should have this in their bag. In the "old days" of film, the standard prime was either a 35mm or 50mm, with photographers using one or the other for their slight respective advantages. This 40mm is right in the middle! It is tiny, weighs almost nothing. Even though not a metal "L" lens, this has an solid overall build and feel (perhaps because of its compact size) and has a "as your eye sees" field of view. I've used this on several photo shoots so far in place of my 24-70mmL 2.8 (as a test) and am very pleased with the results. Several times of course I wished for a little wider or closer, but often I could compensate by simply moving closer or farther away. (Not always possible in all situations of course, I understand.) I could see no difference so far with the 24-70, in terms sharpness or focusing speed or target acquisition. The STM (versus USM) focus motor is quick and quiet, and I did not notice any noise (not to say it wasn't there, but it wasn't noticeable.) This lens is extremely inexpensive, and the size and weight are insignificant, and even if you didn't replace a lens in your bag, this would add almost no bulk or weight to it. (You could put it in your shirt pocket!) I was able to handhold at 1/20th with the mirror-up setting on my 5DIII and got crisp, sharp photos using just a street lamp for lighting. Very glad I added this to my lens options.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Sleeper of Sleepers ! One of the sharpest lenses I've ever used, a great match for full frame (and all) sensors. I do mostly travel and landscapes. I love the 40mm coverage on full-frame, and the 60mm equivalent on APS-C. I use a cheap rubber screw-on shade, so that if I bump it, the lens won't be damaged. But I've had misfocuses and balkiness, so that I have to shut off the 5D2 and turn it back on. This does not inspire confidence for weddings or street shooting. My old EF 35mm f2 is more trustworthy for those purposes. My suggestion, Canon, re-issue this otherwise great 40mm lens and get it right this time. My EF-S 24mm f2.8 is also new STM technology and does not seem to have these issues.
Date published: 2016-07-02
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