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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake 35mm Primes
The EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens is a light, inconspicuous "normal" lens and Canon's new STM functionality provides quiet, smooth and continuous autofocus during video operation. At a featherweight 4.6 oz and less than one inch long, it will never draw unwelcome attention. A bright f/2.8 maximum aperture allows you to shoot under pretty much any lighting conditions and the 7 diaphragm blades give you beautiful bokeh (out-of-focus background image quality).
Submitted by Daniel a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: July 24, 2014
Strengths: Small, light, small and light again...
Superb sharpness even wide open.
Don´t draw attention at all....
Weaknesses: STM focus wont manually work in auto mode. In manual mode still has an delay.
You cant operate focus if camera is turned off or if the lens is detached, making impossible to retract the front element.
It is quieter than old focus systems but is still audible.
I bought this lens as a walk-around lens. It is not as fast as my 50 1.2 but is much much lighter and most important, do not draw attention. It makes my 6D looks very discrete.
It is also cheap for what it delivers.
And so small that I use it instead of the camera lens cap, and also work as a backup lens that fit in your pocket.
Similar Products Used: In this focal range I have the 50mm 1.2 and 24-105 f4.
Type of photography: Outdoor
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