Via B&H Photo
B&H Photo is selling the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake for $129, these were $199 when they launched. If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, you won’t be disappointed. In case you missed it, you can read our review of the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake here.
Canon EF 40 f/2.8 STM Pancake $129 at B&H Photo
There are a couple of other deals on popular Canon lenses that are currently going on. Both deals have an instant rebate after checkout has begun as well as a mail-in rebate with Canon.
Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1799 | Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L II $1329
Canon Rumor’s Review of the Canon EF 40 f/2.8 STM
Justin has completed our review of Canon’s little 40 f/2.8 STM pancake lens.
People ask me all the time if it’s worth $200, and I say it is… even just for the fun of it. I especially like it on the EOS 6D just to reduce even more weight from a walkaround kit. Justin also liked the lens, though he doesn’t think he’ll be taking it to too many professional gigs.
“Will a pro shooter get something out of this lens that they don’t on any of their other pieces of kit? Meh, probably not. But that’s missing the point, this lens isn’t FOR them. It’s for people who want a light kit, it’s for people who don’t have over a thousand dollars for a zoom lens. It’s for people who who just want to get started or to explore image making with something cheap, or help grow the small kit they already have. It’s for people who, already having pretty much everything, just need something new and unobtrusive to take with them, to give them a slightly different view and inspire some new work.”
Read the entire review | Canon EF 40 f/2.8 STM $199
My Canon EOS-1D X has finally arrived! I think I actually preordered it before it was announced.
Not many yet. I have touched this camera countless times at various photography trade shows, so nothing is really new. It is really nice to actually be able to put a card into one of the slots and save some images.
I will be using this camera pretty hard for the next little while and will let you know what I think.
Availability in the United States should come on Thursday or Friday, I’ve confirmed this with B&H.
A Production Canon EOS-1D X & EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake :)
Preorder the Canon EOS-1D X at B&H | Adorama | Amazon
From Roger at LensRentals.com
As Roger does, he received the new Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens and had to immediately put it through the paces.
Roger did some computer aided tests to check the sharpness at MTF 50 and compared it with other higher end Canon zoom lenses, and it turns out the little pancake outperformed them in some areas.
Overall, though, I’m extremely impressed. I’d be impressed if a lens this size and price was just decent, but this one is excellent. I might as well go ahead and get in trouble with the business manager: if you think you want this lens, just go ahead and buy it. At this price, unless some of the more thorough reviewers find something I missed on this quick overview, you can’t go wrong.
Read the entire review at LensRentals.com here.
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM $199 B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Norman Camera
Ready to ship
B&H has met the preorder demand and is shipping the new Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM.
I’m eager to find out how much we raised for the Big Life Foundation, we should know soon.
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM at B&H $199