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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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Hard Pass

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    projectview22
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    The reason this lens caught my eye was because of the low cost. I figured that getting a lens at this price would be worth it since I'd be able to capture different shots than I can with my current lens'. This is definitely not a lens you'd want in your arsenal.. Not very good quality at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great with the Canon 70D

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    HIchris808
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    I use this with my Canon 70D. It works great. It is quiet and focuses VERY fast! Perfect for focusing quickly for pictures and action shots. But with Canon's focusing technology, it doesn't "hunt" for a focused image and it's autofocusing can actually be used in videos!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small lens, big value

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    Gozar
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    I needed a sharp fixed lens for video and portrait shots. This little lens has delivered. Nice Bokeh, very sharp pictures and on sale to boot. Glad I bought this lens to go with my Canon Rebel T4i (need the T4i or T5i to take full advantage of the STM). Pick up a UV filter to protect it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    seems to be a great added lens for the camera

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    modell1229
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    I feel that the lens was a great price. I also think that this item would be a great added bonus to your camera. If your serious about pics you need to have more lenses to capture the best moments. I have had the lens only a month and can not wait until spring where it can be used more

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice additional lens to have

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    ViaWelt
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    The field of view is a little more than the budget 50mm lens, which is nice, and with better construction. It does very well indoors, hardly weighs anything at all, and it doesn't knock stuff off the table every time I turn around when I'm neck strappin' it. It's a good additional lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value for the price

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    LanceDXter
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    My first prime Lens, very lightweight, solidly built, and affordable. Very quiet motor when focusing. I love the bokeh when shooting portrait pictures. I use this a lot when taking baby pictures. With the affordable price I promise you won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love my new lens

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    maryjanemayhem
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    I got this to go with the recent cannon camera package I purchased on black Friday. I wanted a small lens for traveling and quick photos on the go and for product photography. This lens is perfect! It is very small and compact, light weight and takes amazing photos!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for its size

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    bbfanfan
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    This is great lens to carry and use for some quick shots when you don't want to carry your heavy zoom lens and convert your DSLR to a semi point and shoot camera. Good build quality and image at this price range. Only negative is the hard to use manual focus and slow auto focus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    light compact lens with big lens quality

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    Birdman
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    This 40mm pancake lens on my Canon SL1 makes a great light weight combo for every day use. Good quality and really clear and bright pictures. The auto focus is fast and quiet making a nice smooth video lens. Good price, especially with the Canon rebate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect camera lens for any occasion

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    mamikat
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    This camera lens is very compact and light compared to the 18-55mm lens that comes with an Canon EOS Rebel camera. Overall it's very easy to carry around, and I highly recommend this for those who want a 'pancake' lens for taking pictures on-the-go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for close ups

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    Leger45
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    This is a great lens for close up work. Took some amazingly sharp pictures of my dog using this on a Canon SL1.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great addition

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    PhotoBomb
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    This lens is a great addition to my Canon lens collection. Great optics, low profile, great protrait lens. Used while in China and can saw was flexible enough to use in various situations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tiny Lens, Small Price, Exceptional Quality

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    creativecitizens
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    I've had this lens on my Canon 6D for about a month now and haven't taken it off. I love the size of it, it makes my DSLR much more travel friendly. The quality photos I've taken with this lens are amazing. Definitely worth adding to anyones collection lenses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Prime lens

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    PAJ92
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    I did not have a prime lens in my collect, so I was looking for a lens that would be compact for video and portraits. I thought the picture and video quality were going to be alright, but this lens really surprised me with its sharpness and the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great everyday lens

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    sarahjuliej
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    I love this lens for taking everyday pictures. If taking pictures of people it adds some blur to the background. It is very clear and best of all very slim. I have an sl1 so it's great for keeping the camera small when out while still taking great pictures!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you need something a little shorter then a 50

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    Drew99
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    i did not have this lens for to long before my camera got stolen. the time i did get to use it was a nice little lens. only real problem i had was slow auto focus but everything else was great. great sharpness on the images. quiet, great for movies

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lense very light and good quality

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    Anonymous
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    Great lense not as intrusive as bigger lenses great for street photography. I love using it for close up face shots or for jewelry and I love how it doesn't make people feel uncomfortable. I am planning to do a lot more shots with this lense

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sharpest lense used period.

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    Maverick
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    This is the sharpest lense have ever used. If largest aperture is not one of your requirements this is the best lense you could get for crop/full sensor

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bang for your buck!

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    Anonymous
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    I bought this lens for $150 and I have no regrets. This and the canon 50 1.8 are probably the two best values canon has. If you are new to photography and are looking to buy a camera I say skip the kit lens and buy this or the canon 50 1.8.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great clarity!

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    Appleisawesome
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    This is a perfect lens when it works. But occasionally the auto focus does not work. The quick fix is to release it and then lock it back in place. Still, it's a huge inconvenience.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend