Canon 40mm: Killer Cheap Canon Lens


The Canon 40mm F2.8 STM recently went on sale for $129 online so I had to grab one. I don’t have that many lenses and I really wanted a small lens for the EOS-M to use for podcasting. So now my lens collection is as follows:

Next I’d like to get a 70-200 and a 16-35. But the lenses I have now are working great.

STM Focus

This is one of Canon’s STM lenses (stepper motor), which makes this lens quieter and is especially intended for use while shooting video with DSLRs. This would be a killer lens for those who film with auto focus.


This thing is SUPER sharp, I’ll include lots of images in my final review.

Size and Ergonomics

You can’t beat the size of this lens. It isn’t much larger than a couple lens caps stacked together. But what I love about this lens is the feel and smooth operation it offers. The size doesn’t hinter it’s use. The focus ring on this thing blows my mind and makes Canons other EF lenses feel like dollar general toys.


Stay tuned for my full review in a few weeks and in the meantime pick up one of these killer cheap little lenses!


Canon 40mm F2.8 STM

  • EF Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • STM Stepping Motor for Smooth, Silent AF
  • Lightweight & Compact: 4.6 oz, 1″ Long
  • 64mm Equivalent on APS-C Cameras
  • STM Focus in Video

Get yours: Amazon | B&H