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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake

 
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Jul 07, 2012 13:56 |  #1051

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I like how you've lit these pictures. You've lit up the blacks nicely without glare or specular highlight problems.

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Jul 07, 2012 18:47 |  #1052

Legen_dary wrote in post #14681628 (external link)
I'm thinking of getting this lens as my first prime. Do you all recommend this over the 50 1.8?

Depends on why you are going prime.

One of the main reasons I did, was for low light. If that is the case for you - then aperture rules. Go with the 50.

If you want a small, walkaround lens, that is, by all accounts, a good performer, than perhaps this one.

They are really in a bit of a different league. Not really alot of compromises on the 40mm. The 50mm is all about value - it is cheaper, although the images are very good.

I am keeping a 50, with a wider aperture, along with the 40. Different lenses for different purposes.

If you just want to noddle around wioth a prime - still hard to beat the nifty-fifty. Buy it. use it for a year. and you can still sell it for about 20 bucks less than you paid for it, if it is not for you, or you want to step up. Hard to go too far wrong.

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Jul 07, 2012 19:00 |  #1053

Legen_dary wrote in post #14681628 (external link)
I'm thinking of getting this lens as my first prime. Do you all recommend this over the 50 1.8?

i'd get the 50mm...


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Jul 07, 2012 21:25 |  #1054

A couple things regarding the 40mm. Th small size actually throws my balance a bit. It can be HARDER to be steady with this lens, as there's practically nothing to hold on to!

Likewise, I feel I am going to drop my camera. I normally hold my camera by wrapping my thumb and first two fingers around the lens barrel, and my last two cradling the camera. this cannot be done with the 40mm, as there's the risk of slipping with such a small barrel.

In other news, the minimum focus distance makes for a pretty significant difference. I have a 50mm f/1.4 , 50mm f/1.8, 17-40 mm f/4 and a 17-55 f/2.8. The pancake fits in a different sort of use case. I'm rather liking it!




  
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Jul 08, 2012 02:44 |  #1055

I just picked mine up today and can say I'm quite pleased. Here a few shots I was able to get today

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Jul 08, 2012 04:34 |  #1056

LowriderS10 wrote in post #14659568 (external link)
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)...

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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". ;)



dude, I've checked your profile, I don't think that someone who can produce images only at this level has a right to post someone's else photos and state about ugly bokeh. I believe you should sell your camera and your lenses and stop using other people photo's to talk about ugly bokeh, use your own. unfortunately you have nothing to show... pity


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Jul 08, 2012 04:37 |  #1057

So after having this lens for a couple of weeks now I think the thing I unexpectedly like it being able to leave it on my backup body and still have it fit in my camera bag where it used to sit without a lens.


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Jul 08, 2012 06:49 |  #1058

StandingInTimePhotogra​phy wrote in post #14686478 (external link)
So after having this lens for a couple of weeks now I think the thing I unexpectedly like it being able to leave it on my backup body and still have it fit in my camera bag where it used to sit without a lens.

Me too! The only thing that sucks for me is my backup is a crop, and this baby sings on FF.


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Jul 08, 2012 07:01 |  #1059

This thing is basically a dual-purpose body cap.


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Jul 08, 2012 08:47 |  #1060

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dude, I've checked your profile, I don't think that someone who can produce images only at this level has a right to post someone's else photos and state about ugly bokeh. I believe you should sell your camera and your lenses and stop using other people photo's to talk about ugly bokeh, use your own. unfortunately you have nothing to show... pity

Wow, personal attacks after I used your photo to simply point out a shortcoming of your LENS, after I said "I'm not saying the pictures are bad". I wasn't attacking you or your pictures, I was merely commenting on the LENS. Poor sportsmanship on your part my friend...extremely poor.

Think what you will of my photographs, pentagon-shaped bokeh is ugly. The fact that your only argument to that statement is a personal attack speaks volumes.


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Jul 08, 2012 08:54 |  #1061

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Jul 08, 2012 09:06 |  #1062

darosk wrote in post #14683439 (external link)
Some shots of it on the 5D3:


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That's really cool.


Hey, can anyone post a picture of it on a Rebel? I want to see how stealth a Rebel can look with one of these things attached.


BTW: I was doing some thinking yesterday (it happens occasionally) and I think I figured something out (just a hunch): Canon may release a mirrorless compact soon, and rumor has it that they'll use the APS-H size for the sensor (yeah, I know...weird) but keep the mount EF so that customers will be likely to buy it.

So going back to this pancake lens. It's 40mm, which some are wondering about (why 40mm?). But if you take the APS-H sensor (which is 1.3) and multiply that by 40 you get 52.

So on the 1D series this pancake is basically a true 50mm lens.


And if their future mirrorless compact uses the APS-H sensor then this is the lens for it.


Just a hunch.


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Jul 08, 2012 09:22 |  #1063

Ah, found it: http://www.amazon.com …e=UTF8&index=2&​isremote=0 (external link)

This is Amazon's gallery and shows what it looks like on a Rebel.

And guess what: Amazon has it in stock.

I'm going to risk upsetting Amazon by using their image, but I bet they wouldn't mind (since I'm sending attention their way).

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Jul 08, 2012 12:25 |  #1064
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Can’t wait to get mine!

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Jul 08, 2012 12:47 |  #1065

Starting to get some more use out of it. Agreed - a little more speed would be nice, but bumping the ISO helps a lot for indoor work.

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