Canon announced the new 40mm “Pancake” lens. I’m pretty excited about it and in fact pre-ordered literally 5 minutes after hearing about it for the first time. Why?
- Most importantly I want a new “professional”/quality lens without spending the buckaroos
- 22.8 mm thick/ half the size of the “nifty-fifty” – one of the cheapest most durable lenses EVER
- it’s fast with 1:2.8 Aperture
- Close focusing distance: 0.3m
… to name a few.
Here she is:
I stumbled upon the promotional fundraiser by Canon Rumors Guy! Read more here, but basically here’s how the proceeds work out (from http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/06/pancakes-for-good-the-big-life-foundation-fundraiser/)
“How it will work
For every Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens pre-ordered and shipped from B&H Photo between Friday, June 8, 2012 @ 12:01AM EST (GMT -5) and Sunday, June 10, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST (GMT -5), I will donate the Canon Rumors affiliate commission (the small percentage I make on a sale) to the Big Life Foundation. Keep in mind, the lenses won’t be shipping this weekend, but we will count them when they do ship.”
Get a quality lens at an affordable price and save an elephant, what more could you ask for?