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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, reviewed by drmaxx

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Jan 17, 2016 22:58 |  #16

Nice little lens,quite sharp and focus is ok I would still like a fast 35ml,2.8 is just note fast enough.
This one taken yesterday in cafe.

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6D---17-35 Tammy---40mm f2.8---50mm f1.8---70-200 f2.8 Tamron VC---400mm f5.6---EX580---Yongnuo Triggers
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Mar 24, 2016 22:21 |  #17

I did not like this lens on my 1.6x crop cameras because the 64mm equivalent focal length seems a bit awkward. However, I do like the 40mm as a normal lens on my full frame 5D Mark II camera...

I wish though that Canon would have made this lens in 35mm. Then it would have been better (for me) on both the crop and full frame cameras...

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Feb 23, 2018 21:48 as a reply to  @ post 17505949 |  #18

same! i love the 40mm lens and i use it as much as my L lenses. very sharp and nice to use

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Apr 13, 2018 21:54 |  #19

CallMeJag wrote in post #17517359 (external link)
I had the opposite reaction to the lens - it's insanely sharp. Combine that with its size and's ideal for an easy, versatile walk-around. At least on FF and in my opinion. ;)

After reading the OP, then replies like yours, the first question that came to mind is was a tripod used, or handheld? For posted images, or other image related to replies. (external link) . . . and . . . Coast Redwoods Main Page (external link)

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