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Jul 03, 2012 07:22 as a reply to  @ post 14664271 |  #916

this lens is not pointless at all... i actually like 40mm better than 50mm on my 5dII and my 7D......

also, it's good to have when canon drops their mirrorless camera very soon!


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Jul 03, 2012 07:25 |  #917

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shot last night with it for the first time.... what a nice lens. Steal for two hundred bucks. I am super picky about sharpness, which is why I have sold more lenses than I've kept. This one is a keeper. If I were to try and explain why I like this lens, I'd put it this way - there are many times I don't bring my camera someplace because it's awkward, heavy and starts to annoy me after a couple of hours. So I just use my iPhone to take pics. The 40 is a game changer for me because I will be far more apt to take my camera. And I've always felt if I am going to take my camera then I am going to take a good lens... now I can do that, shoot sharp with a flexible focal length, even reasobably fast. All with minimal size weight. This lens is a home run.

this was my situation 100%. and i'm 110% happy with the result.




  
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Jul 03, 2012 07:36 |  #918

On thing the 40 has over the 50 f/1.4 and f/1.8 is the closer focusing distance. Ive found that really useful so far.


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Jul 03, 2012 07:41 |  #919

This lens is so temping!!

Does anyone have a Speed Changer 2.0?
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I really want to know if it can fit the 40mm mounted. I can fit a Gripped 5Diii fine but can't fit any lenses. If it could be mounted it would be an incredible take anywhere kit for me :D


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Jul 03, 2012 07:56 |  #920

i just posted the review on youtube check it out!http://youtu.be/yukthm​MKkMc (external link)


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Jul 03, 2012 08:01 as a reply to  @ pkilla's post |  #921

BOOM:

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IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
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Jul 03, 2012 08:22 |  #922

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BOOM:[/IMG]

sooo.... goodbye 50?


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Jul 03, 2012 08:23 |  #923

@dtufino OK I see them PR flags that's what's up!!


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Jul 03, 2012 08:34 |  #924

Too bad its only 2.8. Judging by the amount of glass used it does not look like it lets a lot of light through. Looks a bit like pinhole cap.

I wonder what will be the next STM prime.


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Jul 03, 2012 08:34 as a reply to  @ pkilla's post |  #925

good bye 50mm 1.8, i do have the 50mm 1.4 (now shown in image),that i'm keeping....


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Jul 03, 2012 08:54 |  #926

dtufino wrote in post #14664277 (external link)
this lens is not pointless at all... i actually like 40mm better than 50mm on my 5dII and my 7D......

also, it's good to have when canon drops their mirrorless camera very soon!

I just have a hard time imagining an EF mount mirrorless camera...however...if they do make a mirrorless EF mount, it'll be sold out and back ordered for months...make it look like an AE-1 and I'll order one the second they're available ;)

I agree with 40mm being good on FF. I shoot a lot of film stuff and a lot of old rangefinders and stuff had 40-45mm lenses on them, and I really like that extra little bit of wide.

da9k1ne wrote in post #14664284 (external link)
this was my situation 100%. and i'm 110% happy with the result.

Great to hear!

dave_bass5 wrote in post #14664318 (external link)
On thing the 40 has over the 50 f/1.4 and f/1.8 is the closer focusing distance. Ive found that really useful so far.

Would be fun for detail work, that's for sure!

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good bye 50mm 1.8, i do have the 50mm 1.4 (now shown in image),that i'm keeping....

I think a lot of people will be making this switch or first-time buyers will buy the 40 instead of the 50...wonder what this will do to the Nifty Fifty...


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Jul 03, 2012 09:11 |  #927

Yup, this happended to me as well. It's only happened once in the 10 days or so I've had it and dismounting and remounting the lens solved the problem. Thinking about it, maybe it happened when the camera was switched on but not used for half an hour or so... can't really remember the circumstance. Either way, easily solved by remounting, sounds to me like a curious oddity that's not worth worrying about.

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Is anyone else getting an issue with the 40mm lens where it wakes after a sleep but doesn't engage the motor? That is, nothing will move the lens, not even a half-shutter press. Switching to manual make it make a minor noise, but nothing happens. Even a power down and up does nothing. Only unmounting and remounting the lens fixes it.


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Jul 03, 2012 09:12 |  #928

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I think a lot of people will be making this switch or first-time buyers will buy the 40 instead of the 50...wonder what this will do to the Nifty Fifty...

I suspect it will cut into at least a third and even half the Nifty 50 sales - which is likely what Canon is hoping - since the 40 is 2x the price. Yet I can see the classic 50 1.8 sticking around for a long while because hey, its a $100 sharp lens...

Nikon has a cheap 50 too.

when the T4i/650D's new 'video' sensor is available on all new models (read: better sensors than what the 650D currently offers) - and many STM lens offerings are out there - then the Nifty 50 will likely fall by the wayside from lack of use.

Who knows, in 2-3 yrs there may be a cheap 50 STM...


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Jul 03, 2012 09:18 |  #929

Interesting... sounds like a firmware fix should deal with it

lets track what EOS bodies it has happened to...

Wissigle wrote in post #14664704 (external link)
Yup, this happended to me as well. It's only happened once in the 10 days or so I've had it and dismounting and remounting the lens solved the problem. Thinking about it, maybe it happened when the camera was switched on but not used for half an hour or so... can't really remember the circumstance. Either way, easily solved by remounting, sounds to me like a curious oddity that's not worth worrying about.


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Jul 03, 2012 09:19 |  #930

what EOS body are you using?

mrkgoo wrote in post #14663984 (external link)
Is anyone else getting an issue with the 40mm lens where it wakes after a sleep but doesn't engage the motor? That is, nothing will move the lens, not even a half-shutter press. Switching to manual make it make a minor noise, but nothing happens. Even a power down and up does nothing. Only unmounting and remounting the lens fixes it.


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