Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens
This EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens from Canon is a welcome addition to Canon’s line-up of EF lenses–a light, inconspicuous “normal” lens. At a featherweight 4.6 oz, this is the lightest lens (along with the 50mm f/1.8 II lens) in the EF family. It’s less than one inch long, so it will never draw unwelcome attention to you when you’re shooting in public. A bright f/2.8 maximum aperture allows you to shoot under pretty much any lighting conditions, and the sophisticated lens configuration, including one aspherical element, guarantees high image quality from the center to the edge of the frame. The optimized coatings used in constructing the lens greatly reduce ghosting and flare, and deliver superb color balance.
STM functionality provides quiet, smooth and continuous autofocus during video operation. The circular aperture formed by 7 diaphragm blades combined with the wide aperture can give you beautiful bokeh–the out-of-focus background areas of your images. This 40mm lens will give you a view equivalent to 64mm when used on a camera with an APS-C sensor, and is able to focus as close as 11.81″. If you’re looking for a “normal”, everyday lens, this is a good place to start.
- Newly developed STM technology for smooth and quiet continuous AF while shooting video.
- Lightweight and unobtrusive 4.6 oz lens is less than one inch long
- Bright f/2.8 aperture for shooting under all light conditions
- High image quality from the center to the periphery thanks to its advanced lens configuration including an aspherical element
- Optimized coatings that minimize ghosting and flare while providing exceptional color balance
- A circular aperture (7 blades) for beautiful soft-focus backgrounds
- Short minimum focusing distance of only 11.81″
- Mounted on a camera with an APS-C sensor, this lens offers a view similar to a 64mm lens in 35mm format
I didn’t make a long Christmas list this year – in fact I’m only asking for a single present from Santa – The Custom 7-Lens Compact Prime CP.2 Set which includes the 18, 21, 25, 28, 35, 50, 85mm Cine Lenses for cameras like the Canon 5D Mark III which will begin shipping in 2011 according to rumors circulating around the web.
Come one Santa! What do ya say? I’ve been a good boy this year.
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Just released the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM – the world’s widest fisheye zoom lens. It looks awesome and it could be fun… but I’m curious to see the reviews. Sharp from corner to corner?
Check out the specs, price and availability right here.
A high-performance, fast, wide-angle fixed focal-length lens compatible with the FX format utilizing Nano Crystal Coat and equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED. This is a high-performance lens compatible with the FX format. With a focal length of 24mm, it offers excellent rendering with a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4.
The latest fixed focal-length lens compatible with the FX format, the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED is an wide-angle lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4. It offers superior optical performance through exclusive Nikon technologies such as the application of Nano Crystal Coat and construction that includes ED and aspherical lens elements. When the lens is used with an FX-format digital-SLR camera, images that make the most of the fast aperture with large and pleasing blur characteristics can be captured for photos with dynamic perspective. Continue reading
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