Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Below are some comparison MTF charts of the 50 f/1.8 II, 50 f/1.4 & 40 f/2.8 STM.
The lens looks pretty decent in the center, and tails off a bit in the corners. However, it looks better than both of the current non L 50′s in the Canon lineup.
I also dig the moniker “Shorty Forty” for the new pancake. Taemobig on our forum may or may not have come up with the name.
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Comparison MTF To the 50 f/1.4 & 50 f/1.8 II - Click for Larger
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM $199 B&H | Adorama | Amazon
New Prosumer Primes?
I was told a moment ago to expect refreshes of the EF 35 f/2, 85 f/1.8 and 50 f/1.8 “soon”.
No specific date was given.
I could definitely see the 35 and 50 getting updates. Maybe not the 50 most of you were hoping for. The 85 f/1.8, I’m a little less sure about. It’d be nice to see a new 85 f/1.4 non-L.
I don’t recognize the source, but I have heard previously of existing lenses getting updated in droves for 2012.
New 50′s on the block?
Received word today that prototype 50 f/1.4 II’s and 50 f/1.8 III’s exist. The thought was both would be announced at the same time.
The 50 1.4 is in dire need of an update, and I think you could expect to pay twice as much for one than the current model.
No mention of IS in either lens.
Nikon has updated both lenses, so this one seems plausible. I’ve given up posting when such stuff would be announced. No one can truly know.