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Canon - EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Standard Lens - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 260 reviews

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice lens

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    Luistrinidad
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    This lens works great for those uf us that want the ability of taking pictures with different perspectives. This lens works great on close up shots. The shape of the lens results in pictures with a realistic perspective. It's also great to use instead of the larger lenses when you want to take pictures without being overly obstructive and don't require a great deal of zooming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    40 mm Pancake lens needs no syrup it's great

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    mrsonny
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    Just what I was looking for a great lens for street photography and portraits .It gets the job done and is a whole lot of fun .It's easy to use yet challenging .Discover and experience this great lens . The price you pay is really great for the value you will receive .You can't go wrong with this lens , it's made to last and will provide great results .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great every day lens.

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    City17
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    I bought this lens to help make my DSLR more manageable. I'm a semi pro photographer and don't own a point and shoot aside from my phone and taking my DSLR with my regular lenses can be a bit of a hassle so I bought this lens in order to more a point and shoot feel from my camera while keeping the quality of images my family and I are used to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding For Kids Indoor Sports

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    JWMac
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    A very affordable, outstanding performer. Contrast and Sharpness is very good. This is a near perfect compliment to the Canon SL1 in terms of size/weight/performance. After a day of lugging around a 5d2 with the 70-200 is ii, this lens with the SL1 is such a joy!! For kids' indoor sports (as an example), the f/2.8 with an APS-C is a great combo. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for starters

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    Slipstream
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    This is my third lens and I'm loving it. It is very sharp and detailed, great color and low light sensitivity. I originally bought the Canon 50mm f/1.8 and was disappointed in the build quality and cheap construction. The. I bought this one and have no regrets absolutely love it and have been using it as my main lens since I purchased it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What an awesome lens!

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    Mkho
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    I use this lens on adapted on my Sony A7iii with a meta bones mc-11. What an awesome little combo. Pictures look amazing, it is small enough to fit into my pocket. And all the autofocus features work with it too! Dont even think, just go ahead and buy it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great prime lens for the cost

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    JDavis52
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    For my very first prime lens for my Canon 7D, this does exactly what I wanted. Its aperture goes all the way open to 2.8, allowing for a very shallow DOF, giving a great effect for photos or videos. Only thing that I actually don't like about it is that it views as a 65mm on a crop body camera. But as I said, for the cost this lens is definitely worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loving it

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    DaWriter29
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    I just picked up this lens today. It was on sale and I couldn't beat that price. I have always wanted this lens for my collection. I played around with it today and the pictures were so clear. You can hear the autofocus though it a bit loud but it's worth the money. $50 bucks cheaper than the regular price can't really beat that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Entry Level Prime Lens

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    Nate
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    Got this as a first prime lens for a Canon Rebel SL1, fits perfect for Canon's smallest DSLR. With the two, it's footprint all but disappears and is very discreet for street photography. Auto Focus is a little slow sometimes and can hunt a bit, but overall a fun lens, and helped me to walk around and compose those shots.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great picture quality

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    cmumar
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    The pictures come out really clear. My sister is a beginner photographer and was using a different lens. When I purchased this one I couldn't wait to see what all she could do with lens, I was really impressed with the way her pictures looked. It's a really good lens and for the price too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Lens for $$

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    jkpdx
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    one of the best lens for money!!! compare to 50mm 1.4 not a bad quality lens!!! AF is very quiet and great built quality with metal plate. however, AF can be off sometime but no so bad. looks bit ridiculously small but takes good images. great lens for street shots without stressing your muscle carrying heavy lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't capture details but it's good for peopl

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    SaviorFaithful
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    It only does photographs of people very well. I love the 18-55 more but it's still a great lens. Now I'm just typing to fill the 50 character minimum in my review. Still typing... Still typing... It still doesn't say I've cleared 50... I'm starting to think this is a glitch... What are they getting out of this??

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Primary Lens

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    ThreeD
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    This lens option came recommended to me and it has really been a nice lens when you don't want to lug around a large lens. If you are traveling and want to have a second or third option that doesn't take up a lot of space in the camera bag this is a great choice. Good quality pictures with a simple snap.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent pancake lens

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    AaronWD
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    This pancake lens of Canon is a must-have for every Canon user. It's light, easy to carry, and suitable for both professional and amateur photographers that wouldn't like to bring many equipment in general. The image quality is also excellent and sharp. Recommend to any Canon DSLR user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great, looks great!

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    StephanP
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    Great prime that takes great shots and substitutes well in place of the cheaper/plastic-based 50mm. Nice and quiet shots as well. I don't feel the need to get the nicer 50mm at this point and am quite happy w/ this addition to my (small) collection of the stock 18-55 and 55-200.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Value

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    AtomicPhotog
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    This little lens is a gem. Very sharp, all the way to the corners. Low distortion. Great colors. All in a very inexpensive lens. I use this lens on a full frame Canon 5D Mark III and it is just outstanding value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super sharp, lightweight, and small

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    SpokanePhotoNut
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    The Canon 40mm pancake lens is perfect when you want a sharp and lightweight lens instead of lugging around a heavy zoom. Despite the small size there are really no optical compromises. Do yourself a favor and pair it with one of the lightweight Canon Rebels such as an SL1 or T5i. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens value!

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    Geeman88
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    This lens is hard to beat for the price. Image quality and auto focus are better than the EF 50mm F1.8 lens for marginally more money. The small size of this "pancake" lens is a real benefit as well. I have not been able to use it very much yet but impression so far is that it was money well spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great images in a little package

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    Willncarolina
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    For an inexpensive lens you can carry in your pocket, this thing makes great sharp pictures. Also you won't get stares and gawkers the way you do with a large white L lens. Very stealthy for candids and street photography.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great recommendation!

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    Bluepencil99
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    I have been a Canon 7D owner for 3 years and I went in to buy the 5D Mark III, and my very well informed salesperson Andie recommended this lense. At first I thought it was just a sales pitch, but for the price, and for what it does....You can't loose!!! Awesome...

    I would recommend this to a friend