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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake

 
pixiepearls
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Jul 13, 2012 22:31 |  #1216

Yes it misses focus sometimes, but I don't think its because its "slow" and the bokeh is not pretty if you have a lot of contrast, but srsly for the price its a gem of a little lens. Sharp sharp sharp. Really fun for family candids and less "important" stuff, and more importantly so I enjoy shooting when I want too.

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Perfect for walking around NYC with kids, and wanting something better then my iphone pics and the only other camera's I have are FF :)

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Jul 13, 2012 22:40 |  #1217

My samples are on the sample thread. :D

https://photography-on-the.net …?p=14713946&pos​tcount=323


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Jul 13, 2012 23:12 |  #1218

Mine is finally here!!! I get to play this weekend. It's not as sharp as I was expecting, but pleasently sharp regardless. Much sharper wide open than my 50mm f/1.4, but stopped down to f/2.8 the 50mm is sharper. I do need to try to micro adjust the 40mm before I do true comparissons.


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Jul 14, 2012 01:33 |  #1219

Couldn't resist temptation anymore, so bit the bullet today and got it for $199AUD, really looking forward to taking some shots with this..:)


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Jul 14, 2012 03:34 |  #1220

Where did you get it for $199.
I picked one up today for ~$185 from a shop here in Singapore. Looking forward to playing with it.




  
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Jul 14, 2012 04:11 |  #1221

takai wrote in post #14714636 (external link)
Where did you get it for $199.
I picked one up today for ~$185 from a shop here in Singapore. Looking forward to playing with it.

Camera House in Leederville, Perth. Where did YOU get yours for $185?? Didn't think Singapore was that cheap...


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Jul 14, 2012 04:49 |  #1222

Geckotek wrote in post #14712223 (external link)
Other lenses (except the 18-135mm STM) do not offer full time auto focus when recording video.

No, thats completly wrong.

All lenses will do this, the two new STM lenses just have a different type of system where by they are smoother when hunting for AF.
You only have to push the focus button on any of the other camera with any lens to see it will focus at any time the camera tells it to.

Its the Camera (and only this one camera so far) that offers full time AF, and thats due to the new type of hybrid sensor.


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Jul 14, 2012 06:31 |  #1223

Quiexo wrote in post #14714678 (external link)
Camera House in Leederville, Perth. Where did YOU get yours for $185?? Didn't think Singapore was that cheap...

Just from TK Foto Technik in Funan mall, they started out at ~AU$200 and only needed a quick nudge to AU$185 before the GST rebate.




  
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Jul 14, 2012 07:36 |  #1224

Does anyone else find the reduction in size and weight disconcerting?

I typically cradle my camera by the lens - never dropped it thus far. But with the pancake, there's nothing to grip! I'm sure I'll lost my camera to this lens.

On top of that, the lack of grip and weight throws off the balance....I'm finding I LOSE a bit of shutterspeed hand-holdability, because the damn thing is so light....




  
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Jul 14, 2012 07:46 |  #1225

mrkgoo wrote in post #14715008 (external link)
Does anyone else find the reduction in size and weight disconcerting?

I typically cradle my camera by the lens - never dropped it thus far. But with the pancake, there's nothing to grip! I'm sure I'll lost my camera to this lens.

On top of that, the lack of grip and weight throws off the balance....I'm finding I LOSE a bit of shutterspeed hand-holdability, because the damn thing is so light....

I don't think it would balance well with a grip. Too bottom heavy. I like a grip with a big fat lens.


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Jul 14, 2012 08:15 |  #1226

mrkgoo wrote in post #14715008 (external link)
On top of that, the lack of grip and weight throws off the balance....I'm finding I LOSE a bit of shutterspeed hand-holdability, because the damn thing is so light....

With a 40 mm lens, it is more often the subject that decides what the slowest usable shutter speed is.


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Jul 14, 2012 08:29 |  #1227

mrkgoo wrote in post #14715008 (external link)
Does anyone else find the reduction in size and weight disconcerting?

I typically cradle my camera by the lens - never dropped it thus far. But with the pancake, there's nothing to grip! I'm sure I'll lost my camera to this lens.

Yeah, I'm similar, i tend to two hand with left hand cradling the lens. With the 40mm there isn't anything there to cradle.

On the other hand in my test shots tonight i took a few 1/20 which came out pretty sharp.




  
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Jul 14, 2012 08:47 |  #1228

dave_bass5 wrote in post #14714725 (external link)
No, thats completly wrong.

All lenses will do this, the two new STM lenses just have a different type of system where by they are smoother when hunting for AF.
You only have to push the focus button on any of the other camera with any lens to see it will focus at any time the camera tells it to.

Its the Camera (and only this one camera so far) that offers full time AF, and thats due to the new type of hybrid sensor.

Doesn't the need to push the button remove the "full time" part of my statement? Everything I've read says exactly that (until your post that is).


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Jul 14, 2012 09:30 |  #1229

Geckotek wrote in post #14715179 (external link)
Doesn't the need to push the button remove the "full time" part of my statement? Everything I've read says exactly that (until your post that is).

Im not really sure what your getting at. I expect its me not you so apologies if im not giving the correct answer.

What im saying is the T4i (or 650D) has full time AF with almost any lens, not just the two STM lenses. Although they have a focus system thats optimised (apparently) for full time AF, smoother and quieter, almost any lens can do this on that camera. Its the camera, not the lens that is making this happen.
My comment about pushing the focus button was just to show that the lens will AF in video mode, although just the once (as all but the T4i will do)

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Jul 14, 2012 09:35 |  #1230

dave_bass5 wrote in post #14715291 (external link)
Im not really sure what your getting at. I expect its me not you so apologies if im not giving the correct answer.

What im saying is the T4i (or 650D) has full time AF with almost any lens, not just the two STM lenses. Although they have a focus system thats optimised (apparently) for full time AF, smoother and quieter, almost any lens can do this on that camera. Its the camera, not the lens that is making this happen.
My comment about pushing the focus button was just to show that the lens will AF in video mode, although just the once (as all but the T4i will do)

See here.
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=dgtbdwsBXE4 (external link)

Wow, Canon did a bad job of relaying that to me.  :o Based on everything I read, it appeared to me that you needed one of the new lenses for full time AF to work. Sorry for the misinformation and confusion I may have caused.

Edit: Removed post w/ incorrect information.


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