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Jun 08, 2012 14:20 |  #226

or it will only be able to do that on the t4i unless they have a firmware upodate for my 60d and t2i?


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Jun 08, 2012 14:45 |  #227

Pity that here in the UK the price is equivalent to $350, so I give this one a miss, shame really as at $200 (£130) I'd have seriously considered one.


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Jun 08, 2012 14:57 |  #228

tkbslc wrote in post #14550091 (external link)
Why? 35mm is more versatile because it's a hair wider (35x1.5 vs 40x1.6) and it has 1.33 stops faster aperture. That's a lens that makes a lot of sense. This one is just cheap and slim, but I doubt many crop shooters were sitting around thinking "Man if only I had an f2.8 prime that was slightly too long to be a normal prime". If it wasn't a pancake, everyone would be yawning.

I wouldn't be yawning.


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Jun 08, 2012 14:58 |  #229
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I've been reading through this thread and wanted to comment on the hiking issue. I don't hike that often, but when I do I wouldn't want to be limited by just the one focal length of 40mm even if it is light. I don't do overnight or multi-day trips so weight is not a huge factor for me.


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Jun 08, 2012 15:03 |  #230

This kind of makes me want to buy a 5D or 5D2 again. Say what you will about m4/3 or any of the other mirrorless cameras...there is no current mirrorless solution that can do exactly what this lens will be able to do on a FF camera. The Panasonic 20/1.7 is great but in DoF terms it's only a 20/3.4 and lacks the quick focus falloff benefit of a FF sensor (I'm a big fan of using DoF that isn't exceedingly narrow, but just tight enough to provide a bit of "punch," and it's pretty tough to accomplish that with most of the crop options out there). The Samsung 30/2 is a great lens, but it's a 45mm equivalent and none of the Samsung sensors are as good as even the 5D classic (though their new one isn't too shabby). Obviously a 5D with this new pancake is still going to be a hell of a lot bulkier than a MILC - but it's a big improvement.


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Jun 08, 2012 15:07 |  #231

Charlie wrote in post #14551219 (external link)
slr's are big, but people take more offense to larger lenses. Street shooting with a 35/2 will hardly get you noticed, but slap on the 24-70L, or 70-200L and you've got people dodging left and right. Now the 35 vs 40 is not much in size, but it does make a difference.

yeah i know larger lenses are more noticeable...that doesn't mean that a smaller lens on a DSLR isn't noticeable at all...

as for the difference between the 35f2, and 40mm...it's 2 ounces in weight, and what 20mm in length...but you also gain a stop...had they been the same price i'd wonder why everyone would be all over the pancake...but since it's considerably cheaper i can understand people wanting it...in the end it is really cheap(i was starting to wonder if canon would ever introduce a sub $800 lens after the last two primes), and there's not much risk in trying one...

i'll stick with my 35f2 though :)


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Jun 08, 2012 15:08 |  #232

one2nite wrote in post #14551399 (external link)
or it will only be able to do that on the t4i unless they have a firmware upodate for my 60d and t2i?

Only T4i at this point.


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Jun 08, 2012 15:13 as a reply to  @ Virto's post |  #233

I am really having a hard time seeing how a slow prime would benefit my photography... Strike three, Canon markets another new lens design that I don't want to buy (the 24IS and 28IS are the others recently released). Hum... :confused:


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Jun 08, 2012 15:22 |  #234

DreDaze wrote in post #14550754 (external link)
SLR's are big...people notice them...how can you not realize that...

People do not give a damn as to what you carry on your neck!




  
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Jun 08, 2012 15:45 |  #235

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I am really having a hard time seeing how a slow prime would benefit my photography... Strike three, Canon markets another new lens design that I don't want to buy (the 24IS and 28IS are the others recently released). Hum... :confused:

Video, video, video. They'll sell a ton of all 3.


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Jun 08, 2012 16:12 |  #236

Virto wrote in post #14551757 (external link)
Video, video, video. They'll sell a ton of all 3.

You make a good point. IS is the only thing lacking in primes for video. And these fix that. I can't wait to see performance on these.

Is the IS on anything higher than f/2.8?


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Jun 08, 2012 16:16 |  #237

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You make a good point. IS is the only thing lacking in primes for video. And these fix that. I can't wait to see performance on these.

Is the IS on anything higher than f/2.8?

Higher meaning bigger aperture (2-1.2) or the reverse?

No other wide angle primes from Canon have IS. Come to think of it, you don't get IS in a Canon prime again until the 100 2.8L macro.


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Jun 08, 2012 16:23 |  #238

Higher, as in greater.

f/2.8 is lower (numerically) than f/2.0.

But I understand the misunderstanding. Hmm.

Yes, larger.


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Jun 08, 2012 16:26 |  #239

And yes, I probably will have to say wide lenses as well. The 200 f/2.0 has IS...


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Jun 08, 2012 17:04 |  #240

I'm still floored at how low the price-point is. At that I'm pretty much sold on getting one, but will wait on the early-adopter reviews.

Wondering how well the STM will work.


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