Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens

BH #CA4028 • MFR #6310B002
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
Characterized by its slim, pancake design, the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM from Canon is a sleek and versatile short-normal prime that is ideal for everyday, walk-around shooting. Its f/2.8 maximum aperture helps to realize its slim stature, and also suits working in difficult lighting conditions and offers control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques. One aspherical element has been incorporated in the optical design, and helps to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for high sharpness and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied, which helps to minimize lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, benefitting both photo and video applications, an STM stepping AF motor is used to realize quick, accurate, and near-silent autofocus performance.
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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Overview

Characterized by its slim, pancake design, the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM from Canon is a sleek and versatile short-normal prime that is ideal for everyday, walk-around shooting. Its f/2.8 maximum aperture helps to realize its slim stature, and also suits working in difficult lighting conditions and offers control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques. One aspherical element has been incorporated in the optical design, and helps to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for high sharpness and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied, which helps to minimize lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, benefitting both photo and video applications, an STM stepping AF motor is used to realize quick, accurate, and near-silent autofocus performance.

Short normal-length prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 64mm equivalent focal length.
Modestly bright f/2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light, affords control over depth of field, and helps to keep the overall physical design compact and lightweight.
Pancake form factor measures less than 1" thick for an ultra-portable, versatile design.
One aspherical element limits distortion and spherical aberration in order to realize greater sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An STM stepping AF motor realizes smooth, near-silent autofocus that is complemented by a rear focus system, advanced AF algorithms, and a high-speed CPU for fast AF performance.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 013803147742

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Specs

Focal Length40mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View57°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.18x
Optical Design6 Elements in 4 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.69 x 0.9" / 68.2 x 22.8 mm
Weight4.59 oz / 130 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.51 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 4.45 x 4.35"
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I am looking for a good inexpensive prime lens for an old Canon 10D. Will the Canon 40mm EF lens fit on a Canon 10D body, and will it function correctly? If not, I will probably go with the newest Canon 50mm 1.8. Thanks.
Asked by: Randall G.
The lens will fit the camera body bu as an EF lens, it isn't designed for the 10D's small sensor. So the 40mm lens will give you the view of a 64mm lens. I like the compactness of the lens but I shoot with a full frame camera so I don't have that issue. I have a Canon 50mm 1.8 and also a 1.4. They are good lenses for the money but again; as you may know, the 50mm on your camera will give you the view of an 80mm lens. An EF-S lens will properly match your sensor,but would not be usable if you ever move up to a Canon full frame camera.
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Date published: 2019-07-18

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Will the original 7D be able to use video autofocus with this lens? If not, is there a firmware update for the 7d? Thanks!
Asked by: Anonymous
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Please tell me if the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens is compatible with the Canon EOS 1100D camera.
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Asked by: carl
Yes it will
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Is this lens compatible with Canon Rebel SL1?
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the Canon SL1.
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Date published: 2018-08-28
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