Photography Blog reviewed Canon’s full-frame pancake lens, the amazing EF 40mm f/2.8 STM (now just $149), a lens with an excellent value for the money. All other reviews I featured here on Canon Watch confirmed the good optical performance of this relatively “cheap” lens. Cheap, here, means inexpensive and doesn’t mean there are compromises on build or optical quality. Sure, it is not an “L” grade lens, but the little pancake has more to offer than just a low price tag or a great ease of use. The EF 40mm f/2.8 STM has a discount of $50 and is sold for $149 at both Adorama and B&H.
- [...] it’s clear that the 200-400mm is exceptionally good
- On full frame it’s near-flawless, and there’s practically no perceptible sharpness penalty for using the extender
- AF with static subjects is very fast and extremely accurate
- [...] unique among top-end super-telephoto zooms
- [...] absolutely stellar optics and innovative design earn the lens our top award
The EF 200-400mm f/4l IS 1.4x got dpreview’s Gold Award. DxOMark says about the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x:
[...] the Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X offers image quality that’s close to the best in class, along with the convenience and versatility that’s otherwise lacking with those fixed focal length equivalents.
Canon USA press release:
Canon Promotional Night at Yankee Stadium Educates Fans about Keeping Children Safe and the Power of Using Digital Photos to Help Locate Missing Children
MELVILLE, N.Y., June 25, 2013 – For the 10th consecutive year, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the New York Yankees are teaming up on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, for Canon’s annual promotional night at Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees will be taking on the Texas Rangers, and during a pre-game ceremony, Canon and NCMEC will celebrate their continued efforts to help keep children safe and bring missing children home.
I found the following shops to accept pre-orders for the upcoming Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, the third Canon lens for the Canon EOS M:
- Amazon Germany ($399) – ships also to Austria and Switzerland
- Wexcameras.de ($399)
- WEX Photographic (£379)
- Amazon France ($449)
- Amazon Japan (￥40,569)
- DigitalRev (price depends by check-out location) – ships international (custom taxes and duties for EU countries included in final price)
- The lens is available also on eBay, if you do not mind paying a higher price ($600)