The White Kiss is a Rebel SL1/EOS 100D (with white EF 40mm f/2.8 lens)

White Kiss

So, next murmuring about the upcoming white Canon DSLR (see here too).

According to digicame-info (translated) it will be a white version of the Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D in EU, Kiss X7 in Japan). The fancy news: there will be a white version of the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens (makes sense). The specs (machine translated):

  • Painted white high quality with reduced gloss.
  • Specs are the same as the current Kiss X7 [Rebel Sl1/EOS 100D].
  • Kit lens EF40mm F2.8 STM and F3.5-5.6 IS STM EF-S18-55mm.
  • F2.8 STM EF40mm to become the white of the same color and body.

No new Rebel before X-Mas, but an X-Mas-white Rebel instead. :-)

Canon Patent: More Pancake By Canon (45mm, 40mm, 35mm, 28mm, all f/2.8)

Canon Patent
45mm f/2.8
Canon Patent
35mm f/2.8
Canon Patent
40mm f/2.8
Canon Patent
28mm f/2.8

Japanese site Egami (translated) spotted new patents filed by Canon. All are for f/2.8 pancake lenses: 45mm, 40mm, 35mm, 28mm. Canon has two pancake lenses in their line-up: the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM and the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-137411
    • Publication date 2013.7.11
    • Filing date 2011.12.28
  • Example
    embodiment
    Focal length Fno. Half angle Configuration length Total length BF
    One 45.00 2.80 25.68 20.00 57.99 37.99
    Two 39.00 2.80 29.02 23.50 62.50 39.00
    Three 35.00 2.80 31.72 25.00 63.01 38.01
    Four 28.00 2.80 37.69 27.00 65.00 38.00

    Image height = 21.64mm

  • Canon patent
    • The longer the focus back a Gaussian type, field curvature occurs
    • 2-group configuration positive positive, Gauss type

Perfomance:

Canon Patent
45mm
Canon Patent
35mm
40mm
28mm

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Review (Photography Blog)

 

EF 40mm

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
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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.

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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Review (dpreview)

EF 40mm

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
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dpreview posted the review of Canon’s little pancake lens, the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, a lens with a low price tag that delivers surprising good image quality. dpreview says:

The EF 40mm f/2.8 STM is a fairly unprepossessing little lens, and its tiny size and relatively low price might make you wonder whether significant compromises have been made in its design and construction. But the moment you start shooting with it and looking at the images it produces, any such thoughts rapidly disappear – it’s actually a very fine lens.

So, the optics are good, the AF is quiet and fast, and it has a decent build. Actuall in the US the lens has a $50 discount and is sold for $149. dpreview also posted a sample image gallery. The lens got an overall score of 84% and hence dpreview’s Gold Award.

ef 40mm
Click the image to see dpreview’s EF 40mm sample pic gallery

Ibelux Announces 40mm f/0.85 Lens For EOS-M System

40mm f/0.85 Lens For EOS-M System

This new and fast Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 lens was displayed at the CP+ exhibition in Japan. It's made by Kipon and the German company IBE. Among other mount types it will be released for the Canon EOS M (price & specs) around July 2013 (other mounts: E, MFT, M, and X). Price hasn't been announced yet but it is expected to be between 950 and 1200 Euro. For the time being this is the fastest lens ever released for a modern digital mirrorless system. German company IBE (click here) has a long history of high quality video lenses, so there shouldn't be surprises with the optical quality of this lens.

You can save this search on Slidoo to get notified when it will be available on eBay.

[via mirrorlessrumors]

 

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM DxOMarked (very sharp!)

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM DxOMarked

DxOMark analyzed the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM (price & specs) using a EOS 5D Mark II (price & specs), and the nifty pancake got figures:

Considering its relatively low price, the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM was a solid performer on our DxOMark Camera Lens Ratings. […] it rates among the top seven standard prime lenses (with a focal range between 35mm and 85mm) achieving an overall DxOMark Score of 26.

Strengths of the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM include resolution […] Additionally, our sharpness measurements and field maps […] indicated that the lens delivered relatively consistent edge-to-edge sharpness from f/2.8 to f/11.

Other strengths include its low geometric distortion and well-controlled chromatic aberration as indicated by its low Chromatic Aberration score of 10µm.

The one weakness of the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM was the strong vignetting evident at the widest apertures. You can see from the vignetting field maps below that at f/2.8, there is heavy shading across 2/3 of the field.

The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM actually has price tag of $149. A bargain for a lens that has such a good perfomance (click on shop name): Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy.

The 40mm pancake performs slightly better than the much pricier Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM(price & specs), and the cheaper EF 50mm f/1.8. As you can see, all three lenses have very good sharpness figures.

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM DxOMarked

[via DxOMark]