October 30, 2014, 12:44:28 PM

Author Topic: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock  (Read 10389 times)

Canon Rumors

  • Administrator
  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *****
  • Posts: 2718
    • View Profile
    • Canon Rumors
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« on: June 14, 2012, 06:04:40 PM »
In the UK
Just a heads up that the Canon EF 40 f/2.8 STM pancake lens is starting to appear in stock. The first report of stock comes from WEX photographic in the UK. They have shipped preordered lenses to customers as of today, and they show the lens as “in stock” on their site.

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM at WEX

Preorders Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM $199 B&H | Adorama | Amazon

cr

« Last Edit: June 14, 2012, 06:09:12 PM by Canon Rumors »
canonrumors.com

canon rumors FORUM

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« on: June 14, 2012, 06:04:40 PM »

TrumpetPower!

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 951
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 07:04:02 PM »
Wait...wha? Since when do the guys on the other side of the Pond get their toys first?

b&

FunPhotons

  • Canon 6D
  • *****
  • Posts: 405
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 09:41:10 PM »
Great! I'll have a Voightlander 20mm to compare it to tomorrow.

briansquibb

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 11:03:43 PM »
Wait...wha? Since when do the guys on the other side of the Pond get their toys first?

b&

They get more profit from selling it to us suckers over here

Rocky

  • 5D Mark III
  • ******
  • Posts: 634
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 02:07:28 AM »
Great! I'll have a Voightlander 20mm to compare it to tomorrow.
Please give us a report. Thanks

kashmir

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 04:10:51 AM »
It might be in stock over here but have you noticed the price we have to pay? 229 quid??? With todays exchange rate it gets to $355 compared to $199 preorder price in the US...A slight rip off?

FunPhotons

  • Canon 6D
  • *****
  • Posts: 405
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 05:27:13 AM »
Please give us a report. Thanks

Will do.

It might be in stock over here but have you noticed the price we have to pay? 229 quid??? With todays exchange rate it gets to $355 compared to $199 preorder price in the US...A slight rip off?

Total rip. We've been eating it the past few years with the Euro being stronger than the buck, given the EU economic issues that didn't make much sense, but this is worse with unequal base price.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 05:27:13 AM »

iTasneem

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 55
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 06:46:35 AM »
It might be in stock over here but have you noticed the price we have to pay? 229 quid??? With todays exchange rate it gets to $355 compared to $199 preorder price in the US...A slight rip off?
Then why you don't buy it from the US?
Shipping will cost you less than $50.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2012, 07:03:28 AM by iTasneem »

briansquibb

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 06:47:22 AM »
It might be in stock over here but have you noticed the price we have to pay? 229 quid??? With todays exchange rate it gets to $355 compared to $199 preorder price in the US...A slight rip off?
Then why you don't buy it from the US?
Shipping will cost you less than $50.

We have to pay taxes when it is imported :(

kashmir

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 08:49:00 AM »
It might be in stock over here but have you noticed the price we have to pay? 229 quid??? With todays exchange rate it gets to $355 compared to $199 preorder price in the US...A slight rip off?
Then why you don't buy it from the US?
Shipping will cost you less than $50.
Of course there is this option, most probably it would come out slightly cheaper even with customs and postage paid. But what i was trying to point out, and it was mentioned already, is that it is really bad when the base price in pounds is higher then in dollars (229 to 199) without even touching pound to dollar rate. If thats where Canon is heading with their future pricing than its a bit worrying...But hey, lets just hope its a one off  ;)

loudpictures

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2012, 11:03:51 AM »
just tested it a few minutes ago.
Sweet!
Its tack sharp from corner to corner (really sharp, not only ok - good - very good), on my 5D III, small, light, quiet.

It's just... perfect :)

suburbia

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2012, 11:15:33 AM »
oh I need this!

trulandphoto

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 41
  • Upstate NY attorney and photographer
    • View Profile
    • TrulandPhoto
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 11:22:22 AM »
Please give us a report. Thanks

Will do.

It might be in stock over here but have you noticed the price we have to pay? 229 quid??? With todays exchange rate it gets to $355 compared to $199 preorder price in the US...A slight rip off?

Total rip. We've been eating it the past few years with the Euro being stronger than the buck, given the EU economic issues that didn't make much sense, but this is worse with unequal base price.

That's how I feel when I order a 20 pound item from West Ham's online store and pay 30 pounds shipping. Over $80 US. But I love my Hammers merchandise.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 11:22:22 AM »

bp

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 162
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 11:42:26 AM »
Would love to see some shots
5D3 - 5D2 - 7D - T2i   | 24L II | 35L | 85L II | 100L | 135L | 24-105L | 70-200 IS II | Shorty Forty | 50 1.4 | Bower 14 | Rokkor 58mm f/1.2 | 2x III

FunPhotons

  • Canon 6D
  • *****
  • Posts: 405
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2012, 04:39:07 PM »
Please give us a report. Thanks

Will do.

So while waiting for my lens I'm poking around and found out that its discontinued already! Off the Cosina website. When I mentioned it to B&H they didn't care. The next version has an all metal outer body (metal knurled focus ring instead of a rubber covered metal ring), apparently due out in August. So anyhow I've already requested a RMA, before I even got the darn lens.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2012, 04:39:07 PM »