The smallest and bestest: the Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM

Panos Voudouris
4 min readJan 16, 2023

I’m currently a bit in a phase where I just find big photo equipment annoying. It is big, heavy, a pain to lug around, it drags you down, tires you as you walk about. Just…not nice. And then, something comes along that is refreshing: the pancake Canon 40mm f/2.8 is one of those.

On my ancient EOS 300 (yes the pop-up flash is broken)

A tiny little lens, a minuscule one. There has been a bit of a trend nowdays where lenses are ever…