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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Information.

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Just discovered the new pancake is also part of the new “STM” family of lenses from Canon.  The lens is also extremely small with a thickness of 22.8mm and weighing in at 130 grams.

Below are a few more images of the lens in comparison to the EF 50 f/1.8 II.


  • Focal length / Aperture: 40mm / 1:2.8
  • Lens Construction: 4 group 6 pieces
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.3m
  • The maximum magnification ratio: 0.18-fold
  • Filter diameter: 52mm
  • The maximum diameter: 68.2mm
  • Length: 22.8mm
  • Weight: About 130g
  • Lens Hood: ES-52 (Not Included)


Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF 50 f/1.8 II compared to the Canon EF 40 f/2.8 STM

Lens Design of the Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM


Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake

Here it is
Here’s a photo of the upcoming Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake lens. It looks like it has a 52mm filter thread, so this thing really is tiny!

I’ve heard that pricing will be sub $200, waiting on confirmation of that.

What’s a pancake lens?
I still get this question a bunch, so here’s a great article from B&H about the little lenses.




Just a Rebel Reminder for This Friday

Just a Rebel Reminder for This Friday

Friday’s New Stuff
With the Rebel arriving on Friday, I plan to stay awake until the usual midnight (GMT -5) press release. Staying up until midnight is quite a chore for me these days, so please be a midnight end to the NDAs. We should be getting at least 3 announcements from Canon.

Just to refresh your memory, we’ll get the new top end Rebel, as well as a new 18-135 IS and a 40 f/2.8 Pancake. I do believe the pancake lens is going to be quite inexpensive and may just be a fun lens to have in your kit.

PowerShot & Video?
I have received no word on any new PowerShot cameras coming in the immediate future. I also rarely get any information about new Vixia video cameras coming. So, I wouldn’t expect a 4K Vixia.

More in June?
Apparently yes, there should be another June announcement for the rumoured “mirrorless” camera.

To keep the PR machine rolling, I have been told there could be 2-3 more announcements in the mid August to early September timeframe. This would coincide with Photokina the third week in September. I would expect a lot of PowerShot refreshes as well as at least 2 new DSLRs.