76points

Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM

88points

Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM

Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM
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Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM vs Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM

Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM
Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM
Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM
Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM
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Why is Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM better than Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM?

  • Is a normal lens
  • 2.16° narrower minimum angle of view
    57°vs59.16°
  • Can focus to infinity

Why is Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM better than Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM?

  • 0.14m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.16mvs0.3m
  • Is a wide angle lens
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • 16mm shorter minimum focal length
    24mmvs40mm
  • Has rounded aperture blades
  • 0.09x Better magnification factor
    0.27xvs0.18x
  • 2.16° wider maximum angle of view
    59.16°vs57°
  • 5g lighter
    125gvs130g

General info

1.Is a wide angle lens
Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM
Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM

A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.

2.minimum focal length

40mm

24mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

3.has or is a prime lens
Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM
Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

4.weight

130g

125g

Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

5.maximum focal length

40mm

24mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Best

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

6.Is a normal lens
Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM
Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM
Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

2.optical zoom

1x

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

3.magnification

0.18x

0.27x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Canon MP-E 65mm F/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo

5x

4.minimum angle of view

57°

59.16°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

5.maximum angle of view

57°

59.16°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

Aperture

1.widest aperture

f/2.8

f/2.8

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

f/1.2

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

2.8f

2.8f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

3.Has rounded aperture blades
Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM
Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

4.aperture blades

7

7

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Lensbaby Velvet 85

12

Focus

1.minimum focus distance

0.3m

0.16m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF

0.02m

2.Has focus motor
Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM
Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM
Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

4.Has full-time manual focus
Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM
Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

5.Can focus to infinity
Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM
Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

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