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The Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM is a personal favorite as a “lens cap” that takes nice images (with some limits on sharpness), and so inexpensive that every Canon shooter will find it a no-brainer.
I particularly like the 'presence' its images have at f/2.8, and in spite of being a pancake lens, it produces very sharp images stopped down to f/5.6 - f/8, though 50 megapixels shows weaknesses. It is so small and lightweight that it changes the experience of carrying even a larger camera like the Canon 5D Mark III. Think of it as a body cap in size and weight! Not quite, but pretty close.
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