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Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM vs Canon EF 35mm f2 IS USM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM vs Canon EF 35mm f2 IS USMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 40mm f2.8 STM Top Features

  • 40mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 130g.
  • Diameter: 68mm
  • Length: 22mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.3m
  • Max Magnification:0.18x

Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM

Canon 35mm f2 IS USM Top Features

  • 35mm Focal Range
  • F2.0 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Filter Thread: 67mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 335g.
  • Diameter: 78mm
  • Length: 63mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.24m
  • Max Magnification:0.24x

Canon EF 35mm f2 IS USM

Our Winner: Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM over Canon EF 35mm f2 IS USM

Focal Length – Tele 40mm vs 35mm
Weight 130g vs 335g
Diameter 68mm vs 78mm
Length 22mm vs 63mm
Filter Thread 52mm vs 67mm

Pros Of Canon EF 35mm f2 IS USM over Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM
Focal Length – Wide 35mm vs 40mm
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Max Aperture – Wide 2 vs 2.8
Max Aperture – Tele 2 vs 2.8
Diaphgragm Blades 8 vs 7
Distance Scale Yes vs No
Depth-of-Field Scale Yes vs No
Minimum Focus Distance 0.24m vs 0.3m
Max Magnification 0.24x vs 0.18x

Canon 40mm f2.8 STM vs Canon 35mm f2 IS USM Specs Table

General Canon 40mm f2.8 STM Canon 35mm f2 IS USM
Brand Canon Canon
Lens Type Prime Prime
Lens Type Standard Prime Wideangle Prime
Lens Mount Canon EF Canon EF
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 40mm 35mm
Image Stabilization No Yes
Colour Black Black
Zoom Method No Zoom No Zoom
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.0X 1.0X
Max Aperture F2.8 F2.0
Min Aperture F22.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 7 8
Optical Elements 6 10
Optical Groups 4 8
Special Elements 1 aspherical element unknown
Min Focus Distance 0.3m 0.24m
Max Magnification 0.18X 0.24X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Stepper motor Ring-type ultrasonic
Full Time Manual Yes Yes
Focus Method Unit Internal
Distance Scale No Yes
DoF Scale No Yes
Distance Scale No Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 130g 335g
Diameter 68mm 78mm
Length 22mm 63mm
Materials Unknown Unknown
Weather Sealing No No
Filter Thread 52mm 67mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied No Unknown
Hood Code Unknown EW-67II
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories Lens Pouch: LP1116
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