Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM
Canon's EF 40 is also known as the pancake lens because of how thin it is. This lens is great for portraits with a focal length of 40 and a maximum aperture of f2.8. With the STM focusing motor, focus is virtually silent and extremely accurate. This is a great lens for anyone who wants a very lightweight lens that still lets in a lot of light. Its price also makes it a very attractive option for many photographers.
- Small size and weight
- Quiet STM focus motor
- Aperture of f2.8
- Metal rear mount
- Low price point
Canon's 40mm f2.8 STM lens is one of Canon's best kept secrets. We love this lens on both crop sensor and full frame cameras. Let me highlight a few reasons why.
This lens was the first Canon ever made featuring the new STM focus motor. It is an entirely new type of motor that is very quiet, relatively fast, and is made to be used to shoot servo in video mode with excellent results.
This lens also features an aperture of f2.8. For many of the lenses in Canon's lineup, 2.8 is the maximum aperture, and it is absolutely the case for any zoom lens. With an aperture of f2.8, you can shoot in very low light as well as get a very shallow depth of field.
This lens is sharp, even wide open at f2.8 and also has good contrast. It also exhibits pretty strong vignetting, which may be a pro or a con depending on who you are.
Small size is also a huge draw. When this lens is on the camera, it feels more like a body cap than a lens. It will be easy to shoot this lens all day without getting tired.
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