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Jul 01, 2012 22:23 |  #856

kipliq wrote in post #14656787 (external link)
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.

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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. :-)


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Jul 01, 2012 23:37 |  #857

EnsitMike wrote in post #14651629 (external link)
We figured, but thanks for confirming! Mind posting a picture?

Heres a comparison photo:

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/SHuSm.jpg
Hopefully it shows up,I couldnt get photobucket or tinypic to work。

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Jul 01, 2012 23:50 |  #858

It must be a new fad.... My 35F2 is wider and faster and very sharp. No need for a pancake. Now if I had a tiny body to put it on it would make more sense.


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Jul 02, 2012 00:02 |  #859

rinthiran wrote in post #14658614 (external link)
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.

I'm mainly liking macro with my 100L but on vacation i keep like a photo journal of the trip. I shoot random things. I did enjoy my 10-22 on my last Disneyland trip but the indoor and night shots did not turn out as well the I would have liked. I'm very a random shooter. I'm gonna bring my 10-22, 24-105 and the pancake. Pancake is more for the indoors stuff and night only. I shoot with a 7D

i have been thinking of selling my 7d and 10-22 for the 5dIII but $4000 is more then I would like to spend. So I'm going the other way as to buy more lenses to work with what I have.


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Jul 02, 2012 00:10 |  #860

kipliq wrote in post #14658896 (external link)
I'm going the other way as to buy more lenses to work with what I have.

Good plan. I hear the 7D is pretty solid performance wise.


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Jul 02, 2012 03:50 |  #861

Here are a few test shots from yesterday. Nothing special, just killing time while at a gig.
I really do like this lens now. While 40mm is new to me i feel it gives me a bit more space over the 50mm, but a nice small increase over my old 35mm, which i felt was a bit short (yes, im on a crop and yes, i like more rather than less reach most of the time).

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Jul 02, 2012 03:59 |  #862

I cant see the point of this lens?




  
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Jul 02, 2012 04:07 |  #863

lensfreak wrote in post #14659295 (external link)
I cant see the point of this lens?

Then its not for you. Others will.


In my case i was travelling over the weekend and wouldn't have been able to take my camera along if it wasn't for having this small lens. Even my 50mm is too large once on the camera to fit.
It wont replace any of my other lenses but it does mean i can put my camera in a suit bag pocket, so it serves a purpose.


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Jul 02, 2012 06:46 |  #864

jbrackjr wrote in post #14658859 (external link)
It must be a new fad.... My 35F2 is wider and faster and very sharp. No need for a pancake. Now if I had a tiny body to put it on it would make more sense.

Wider is not necessarily a better thing, (advantage: neither). Yes, it's a stop faster (advantage: 35), but it's also 60% more expensive (advantage: 40). Both are very sharp, (advantage: neither).

From what I've seen (I was very tempted by the 35, so I've looked into this), the 40 has much nicer bokeh (I'm guessing due to the 7 curved blades vs. the 5 - really, Canon, FIVE?? - on the 35) (advantage: 40).

I hate bokeh like this (images taken from the 35mm f2 pool on Flickr...if the owners of the pics are on here, I'm not saying the pictures are bad...I'm merely saying that the pentagon bokeh is...well, kind of ugly. It's one of the reasons I keep getting rid of 50 1.8s)

http://www.flickr.com …326/in/pool-41313691@N00/ (external link)

http://www.flickr.com …244/in/pool-41313691@N00/ (external link)

Also...check that purple outline (I think there's a special name for CA on OOF areas, but I can't remember)...

http://www.flickr.com …739/in/pool-41313691@N00/ (external link)

The 40's STM motor should be much better suited for video (advantage: 40)

Finally, there's the size/weight...the 40 is roughly half the size/weight of the 35, making it an awesome walkaround/street lens for xxD and xD bodies. (advantage: 40).

There's more to the 40's awesomeness than just a "fad". ;)


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Jul 02, 2012 09:20 |  #865

I'm really impressed with this little guy from what I'm seeing in the photos. I'd switched from Canon to a MFT system (Olympus) because I was wanting something more compact, but I've encountered limitations especially with shooting my 2 kids. Just ordered a T3i plus this lens and hoping that it will be a compact enough combination for "everyday" that may make me sell my Oly PEN!


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Jul 02, 2012 09:26 |  #866

NikStar wrote in post #14660030 (external link)
I'm really impressed with this little guy from what I'm seeing in the photos. I'd switched from Canon to a MFT system (Olympus) because I was wanting something more compact, but I've encountered limitations especially with shooting my 2 kids. Just ordered a T3i plus this lens and hoping that it will be a compact enough combination for "everyday" that may make me sell my Oly PEN!

this is exactly what i'm hoping as well. just sold me 50d and replaced it with a t3i and pancake.




  
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Jul 02, 2012 09:26 |  #867

NikStar wrote in post #14660030 (external link)
I'm really impressed with this little guy from what I'm seeing in the photos. I'd switched from Canon to a MFT system (Olympus) because I was wanting something more compact, but I've encountered limitations especially with shooting my 2 kids. Just ordered a T3i plus this lens and hoping that it will be a compact enough combination for "everyday" that may make me sell my Oly PEN!

Trust me it will and you will love it!!


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Jul 02, 2012 09:30 |  #868

da9k1ne wrote in post #14660062 (external link)
this is exactly what i'm hoping as well. just sold me 50d and replaced it with a t3i and pancake.

I have a feeling we may be on to something!

pkilla wrote in post #14660064 (external link)
Trust me it will and you will love!!

Now you've got me really excited! :D


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Jul 02, 2012 10:50 |  #869

:cool:Just ordered my Hotcake...


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Jul 02, 2012 11:07 |  #870

this may just be my new lens when I get the money. 40mm + crop sensor :)


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