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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens by Canon
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute, 31 Mar 2014
Purchased this lens as a complement to my venerable 50mm f/1.8. I had to return the first one received as it was failing to focus accurately, but Amazon exchanged very quickly, so I'm pleased with the service. The second copy focusses accurately. Image quality is very good and the wide aperture does allow for some low light and shallow DoF work, but don't expect miracles here if you are using an APS-C camera as I am - you'll still need to bump your ISO up or dig out the speedlite if you're taking photos indoors. Focussing quiet and smooth - not fast or silent like the USM implementation, but perfectly fine (I can't comment on using it for video).

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Canon EF - Zoom lens - 28 mm - 135 mm - f/3.5-5.6 &hellip by Canon
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable lens, 17 Oct 2011
I bought this lens hoping it would be a general purpose lens upgrade from the kit lens (18-55mm IS) on my Canon 500D. It's a reasonable lens for the price, but has good and bad points.

On the positive side, it feels much more sturdy than the kit lens (as expected when comparing a full frame lens to an EF-S), and the extra focal length at the long end is handy. Image quality is fine up to 100mm or so, especially in good light when stopped down; the IS is useful but not as effective as more recent versions. However, on the downside, focussing can be a bit hit and miss, it gets very soft towards 135mm, and its low light capability is nothing to speak about.

Overall, it is… Read more
Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens by Canon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic lens, 6 Oct 2011
This is a fantastic lens: lightweight, gives sharp images, great for low light and cheap! I'm very happy with it and wouldn't be without it.