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Anyone use the new 40mm "Pancake"?

 
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Jul 15, 2012 20:59 |  #1

Has anyone used the new Pancake lens for concerts yet? I am going to be shooting a band that plays at some local bars, etc and was wondering if the 40mm 2.8 would be a good choice with my 5d. I do have the nifty-fifty so would the 40mm be redundant to use?



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Jul 16, 2012 12:04 |  #2
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I dunno, I want the 35mm 1.4 to be honest, there are sometimes I need that lens




  
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Jul 16, 2012 18:23 |  #3

Check out the sigma 30 ....that's a great lens on a crop body


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Jul 16, 2012 22:31 |  #4

narlus wrote in post #14726093 (external link)
Check out the sigma 30 ....that's a great lens on a crop body

But I have a 5d.



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Jul 17, 2012 05:54 |  #5

I would think that the 40mm pancake would not be the best lens for a concert because, by design, the auto focus is more leisurely than what I would want. Quick focusing is essential to my way of thinking.


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Mr. Bill wrote in post #14727172 (external link)
But I have a 5d.

If you need a good wide angle lens, its best to go for a 30mm, with a 40mm its not much of a difference to the 50mm.




  
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Jul 17, 2012 10:05 |  #7

2 full threads of the 40.

http://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1198048

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Jul 17, 2012 11:13 |  #8

I know of those threads but I was looking for specific information as it relates to concert photography.

Thanks for posting though. :)



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Jul 17, 2012 11:14 |  #9

RichSoansPhotos wrote in post #14729115 (external link)
If you need a good wide angle lens, its best to go for a 30mm, with a 40mm its not much of a difference to the 50mm.

Thanks, that is what I was thinking too. Now to find a 30mm that won't break the bank.



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Mr. Bill wrote in post #14729545 (external link)
Thanks, that is what I was thinking too. Now to find a 30mm that won't break the bank.


That's the problem unfortunately. How much compared to the Canon 40mm to the Sigma 30mm like narlus said?




  
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Jul 18, 2012 05:10 |  #11

I'd rather use a 35/2.0 or 28/1.8 or even a 50/1.4. f/2.8 isn't fast enough for most "local bars" IMO.


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