Leaked Details for Canon’s New EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens

Alongside picture and spec leaks for Canon’s soon-to-be-announced T4i, details on their up and coming 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens have also surfaced. Besides pictures and schematics, which you can see above and below, we now know that the new EF lens will also be an “STM” lens — meaning it will be sporting a silent AF motor. Weighing in at only 130 grams and with a speculated price under $200, this has the potential to be come a portable amateur favorite pretty quick.

(via Canon Rumors)

  •!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    f/1.4 and under $400 and you might have sold me. But then again I like my camera to be nice and heavy – it just feels better – so something this small and light won’t be my cup of tea, would be fun to try it out though :)

  • Kyoshibecker

    Meh!  Nikon’s wasn’t that good. Pentax has had an impressive one for a while…  Funny as nobody saw this a hole in canon’s lineup…

  • arttyIV

    Article says, f/2.8, no? Did I miss something? 1.4 would be great!

  •!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    I’m saying that if it were a f1.4 then I would be more interested :)

  • Calgary Photographer

    I want a 14-24 from Canon. But anything new equals more choice, which I like. 

  • arttyIV

    Oh, sorry. I misread that in excitement. Yes. I’d be very into 1.4 as well. Though, for under 200, I may still pick this up.

  • Guestly

    If it were 1.4 then it couldn’t be this small.  

  • Erin Canova

    Get the EF-S 10-22mm, close enough.

  • michael

     Unless you’re shooting full frame…

  • 9inchnail

    Haven’t heard of this STM AF motor. It it any good? I mean AF was the main issue on the 50mm 1.8 besides the cheapo built quality. I hope this doesn’t feel like a toy, too.

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  •!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    of course not – I wasn’t trying to be literal…

  •!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    can be used on a full frame camera with a little hack

  •!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    the AF on the 50 1.8 is actually really good, super fast and accurate in good light. sure the build quality isn’t that great but the optics are excellent