Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 reviews: Lens

116 customer reviews

This lens is a good all rounder.

£156 – £1249 at 15 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

8.8 out of 10 based on 116 reviews.
Diameter: 6.82 cm, 2.28 See full product description

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Mark, Leicester, United Kingdom Amateur photographer/ keen traveller.

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Compact, easy to carry for travelling, takes great quality images.
Bad points:
No bad points found yet.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Dec 2014

Mark,

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Feels solid. Price.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Jul 2014

Russell, Kettering

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good quality pictures. Fills a "gap".
Bad points:
Small point but the build quality is not great, but for the price good enough.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 5.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2015

Peter,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
...small...
Bad points:
...nothing...
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 May 2015

Jose ,

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good image quality
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Mar 2015

shahid, london

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Aug 2014

Guy, Medway

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Quick to focus, good depth of field
Bad points:
Slightly plasticy in feel.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Oct 2014

Product Features

Type of lens Pancake
Autofocus Yes
Diameter in cm 6.82
Length in cm 2.28
Weight (g) 130

Also known as: EF 40mm f/2.8

 

Manufacturer's Description

The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 is a compact, versatile pancake lens with a fast maximum aperture enabling low-light shooting and depth-of-field control. STM gives smooth quiet autofocus when shooting video.

Portable pancake design
Smooth, quiet STM focusing when shooting movies on compatible cameras
Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture for low-light shooting
Close focus to 0.3m
Fast, quiet AF for pin-sharp results
Great image quality right across the frame

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