Lens Review Canon 40mm f / 2.8 STM

I will review the lens Canon 40mm f / 2.8 STM Pancake lens or a lens is called. The lens type is included into the kind of Prime Lens or Fixed Lens , to the needs of the zoom An da should be back and forth to the object to be photographed. These lenses can also be called Medium Telephoto Len s, because it is in the middle – the middle of the lens is wide angle is 35mm and short telephoto lens 50mm.

This lens aalah one lens often wear wherever I go, being light, the sound is the motor of type STM ( Stepper Motor ) fairly quiet, fairly wide aperture, so at night when this lens can also get a light and avoid using high ISO Best digital camera 2017

It was rarely I see photographers using a lens of this type, because I think, this lens is relatively new in the line of Canon lenses. Whether this product is a failed product of Canon? Some photographers think so.

For those of you who like a small lens, this is your chance to get it. Some time ago, when the race Food Photography , I wear these lenses, and some friends did not expect this lens is so small, and some of them want to try toughness. Who says small inconspicuous?

A year later appeared the brother who has the form and the same system that STM, but with a fairly wide angle, the Canon 25mm f / 2.8 STM Pancake lens. In the near future, I will review his brother’s newborn.

In terms of the price offered this lens does not make you a leaky bag, you can redeem it at a price of Rp 2,150,000 , –

The quality of the Canon 40mm f / 2.8 STM

The quality of this lens is very good, the body is made of plastic, sturdy, fast autofocus, works pretty quiet, full time manual focus (it can work manually although autofocus button lit). Unfortunately when you want to rotate the lens zoom ring is in the camera is off, the zoom ring can not work.

The size of this lens filter thread is 52mm. This size is equal to that of the Canon 50mm lens, so if you have multiple filters and lens hood are the same, you do not have to buy it again.

Despite its small size, do not underestimate the quality of the photos it produces. The resulting image quality is very sharp lens, can you zoom 100% sharpness. Thus, undoubtedly the images that you would get from the lens.

You can count on this lens to the needs of macros , although it can not be too close, at a distance of 30 cm, macros produced quite sharp. If you want to be closer to the object, you need that extension tube , to add a number of focal lens is made closer to the object.

Needs Video Recording

If you love to make a video, the lens is reliable because it is very quick to switch the focus. The sound produced by the operation of STM can be recorded if you record from the microphone came with your camera, so you can use an external microphone to avoid noise being recorded from the lens and gain maximum audio quality.


For the advantages and disadvantages of this lens, I summarize the following in terms of advantages and disadvantages of the Canon 40mm f / 2.8 STM Pancake Lens.

Excess Canon 40mm f / 2.8 STM

focus quickly
Works pretty silent with technology STM ( Stepper Motor ) latest Canon
Can use the manual focus even though the autofocus in a state of flame
Super mini size
The images are very sharp ( tack sharp )
Disadvantages Canon 40mm f / 2.8 STM

Aperture opening is not wide enough
Size is not wide enough angle lens
When not turned on, the manual lenses can not be used to focus.

This lens so I recommend for those who have a small budget, but want a lens with sharp results, working quietly, and bonus size is super small, so it does not add to the heavy burden of your camera.

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