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Zatx
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So I already own the Sigma 30mm and I'm happy with it, but I also see this sharp looking Canon 40mm that is remarkably cheap and I like the images I see taken with it.

Is there any point in purchasing the 40mm or should I just walk a few feet closer to my subject matter with my 30mm for the perspective the 40mm would give me?

Help me to either avoid, or encourage me to spend.. .the $149.

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Post #1, Mar 12, 2013 12:48:40


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The 40mm is apparently a great lens for the price , but ... (1) 30mm is pretty close to 40mm, and (2) the 1.4 of the Sigma is much more useful than the 2.8 of the Canon.

The Canon pancake might make sense if you want a really light small lens for walking around. Otherwise IMHO the Sigma 30 is just fine for you.

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If you shoot any video the pancake would be useful for you. The 40mm pancake was practically made for the T4i and the new autofocus during video feature that the T4i came with. The STM motor is very quiet and super smooth, so it's the perfect combo for the T4i. I love my pancake, and I have a 28 1.8, so they're quite close... but the pancake is awesome and I won't be selling it anytime soon.

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Zatx wrote in post #15706795external link
So I already own the Sigma 30mm and I'm happy with it, but I also see this sharp looking Canon 40mm that is remarkably cheap and I like the images I see taken with it.

Is there any point in purchasing the 40mm or should I just walk a few feet closer to my subject matter with my 30mm for the perspective the 40mm would give me?

Help me to either avoid, or encourage me to spend.. .the $149.

:p

Just use your Sigma 30mm @ f/2.8. If you can deal with that, get the 40mm :P

Post #4, Mar 12, 2013 13:30:10


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