Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Review

4.5
June 26, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 40mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens was attached to a Canon EOS 700D body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Self-timer mode was activated. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame The full frame at 40mm

Centre sharpness remains high through from f4 to f/11, with f/16 and f/22 being adversely affected by diffraction. The edges aren't nearly as sharp as the centre, with f/5.6 to f/11 producing the sharpest results.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2.8
f/4
f/5.6
f/8
f/11
f/16
f/22

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