Canon 40mm Pancake Lens Review

This past weekend when I traveled to Portland for the World Domination Summit, I figured it was the perfect time to kick the tires on my new lens.

If you missed the news, the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens is one of their newest and I wanted it the minute I saw it.

I'm happy to report that I'm very satisfied with the results.

It was a little concerning when I first opened the photos in Lightroom because they appeared to have a slight vignette around them, but I'm blaming it being late because there really wasn't any.

The best thing about this lens is it is sharp and fast. Plus it is tiny.

I have the standard battery grip on my Canon 5D MKIII and this lens is actually shallower than that. I'll never travel again without this lens being on my camera. Instead of the typical cover I place on it when packing, I'll pop this on for an instant extra lens with no added weight or size.

This lens is also meant to be great for video and the only thing I've shot with it is a talking head shot of myself for the latest Passion Hit TV so I'm not comfortable reviewing it on that aspect.

I'm loving this lens and looking forward to shooting with it more in the future. All photos below taken with it.

$100 Startup Panel

Jonathan Fields - World Domination Summit 2012

My GORUCK GR1 on a Lunch Break at WDS2012

Scott Harrison from Charity: Water at WDS2012

World Domination Summit 2012

Streets of Portland

Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen


Walking the Streets of Portland, OR July 2012

Walking the Streets of Portland, OR July 2012

Walking the Streets of Portland, OR July 2012