Do you all think this lens would work great for indoor and night shots at Disney World? I'm hoping it would be good but the 2.8 might hold it back?
What are your primary subjects? If people at 40mm, I tend to shoot at either an f2.4 or f2.8 to maintain an adequate amount of focus on the subject, so its good enough for me as long as I can pair it with a good body with high-ISO capabilities. Might be very different for you.
Is the benifit of this lens only too be small...or am I missing somthing?
At U$200, it would be competitive as a standard prime f2.8 compared to other offerings. But its even better since its a nice small pancake lens that works on FF and crop, which is why all of us are happy (..and hoping its an indication that Canon might come out with a competitive compact APS-C non-SLR inter-changeable lens body to match this lens).
I've now used it at 2 family events, and I really like this lens' quality, size and super light-weight. Very sharp at f2.8, good focus accuracy. The only issues I have is IMO there's noticeable lens vignetting in some of my shots and some light fall-off at f2.8. Need to do more testing against my 50mm f1.4 and 28mm f1.8 and see how it compares. This was easilly fixed in Lightroom. I don't find the STM too slow for my casual use. Its closer in speed to my 50mm f1.4 then my 100mm f2.8 macro (the slowest lens in my bag, but also the one with the best IQ). Motor does sound like a copy machine.