Have You Played with a Unique Pancake Today?

Mmmm, pancakes. I do love ’em.

Especially when they be my new Canon lens!

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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM – Fixed

Have You Played with a Unique Pancake Today?

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Say what? Pancake lens?!  What the heckio?

This 40mm f/2.8 AF lens is nicknamed a pancake lens because of its compact – pancakey – style.

It’s a terrific “walk around” lens, meaning it’s the perfect lens for when you’re, um, simply walking around touristy sites or chasing the kiddos or taking early morning sky pics, like this one:

Have You Played with a Unique Pancake Today?

It’s good for catching Dexter looking regal, too:

Have You Played with a Unique Pancake Today?

Even captures my roses being all rosy:

Have You Played with a Unique Pancake Today?

It’s light, it’s sturdily built, it’s a stinkin’ beauty of a lens to have in your bag.

I have a Canon 6D and a few lenses – my fav go-to being the much bigger and heavier, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di Autofocus Lens.

Switching up to the pancake, well, it’s a delicious change of pace; I love this lens!

While I will most likely rely routinely on the Tamron for my food pics, my new lightweight lens will be for those times when I won’t need zoomed-in shots.

Product Deets:

~ 40mm focal length, Lens not zoom able, 64mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras

~ Minimum focus distance : 0.30m/11.81 inch, F2.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum

~ Stepper-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing

~ 52mm filters, Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups.

~ Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 100mm 1:2.8

~ Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM; full-time manual focus available.

~ Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups.

~ Canon’s first mid-telephoto macro “L” series lens to include Canon’s sophisticated Image Stabilization

~ Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 100mm 1:2.8

~ Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM; full-time manual focus available.

~ Filter Size: 67mm

Product Description:

A unique and indispensable addition to Canon’s series of EF lenses, the new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM offers an ultra-slim and lightweight design. Incredibly compact in size, the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM delivers high image quality from the center to the periphery thanks to its advanced lens configuration including an aspherical element, a bright 2.8 aperture, and optimized coatings that minimize ghosting and flare while providing exceptional color balance. The EF 40mm f/2.8 STM’s unobtrusive design helps the photographer avoid overwhelming their subjects with a large lens and to remain discreet in sensitive shooting situations with no compromise in performance. Its diminutive design is complemented by features such as a newly developed stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF while capturing video with the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR, a circular aperture (7 blades) for beautiful soft-focus backgrounds, and a short minimum focusing distance of only 0.98 ft./0.30 m.1-Year Warranty.

I can’t wait to capture family pics with this lens.

Maybe sitting around the breakfast table, playing with our pancakes!

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  1. I don’t know the first thing about photography but your new lens sounds great.

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