Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens In Stock

by on June 21, 2012

in Canon

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens

B&H has the new Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake lens in stock and now shipping.  Given the size and the $199 price, I expect this to be a very popular little lens.

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1 Rick Evans June 21, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I’m not familiar with this type of lens (I do like the 2.8) … can ya clue me in?
Thanks!

2 Jay June 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Same with me. I’ve been watching the information come out on this lens, but I’ve never heard of a pancake lens before. What’s the “why for” on this?

3 Jay June 21, 2012 at 7:58 pm

OK. I went to the Canon site and read the product overview. Makes sense.

4 OLD_CANON GUY June 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Everything old is new again! Back in the 1960s, when CANON had the PELLIX in their product line, they had a 38mm lens, which could be called a “pancake” lens, since it was very short. It was designated as the FLP 38, but was specifically designed for the PELLIX, since that had a stationary pellicle mirror, so part of the lens could encroach in the chamber normally reserved fro the swinging mirror.

5 Eric Reagan June 25, 2012 at 12:47 am

Great info. Thanks for sharing.

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