tkbslc wrote in post #14816076
I love how you guys pretend a 60D or larger body suddenly turns into a camera the size of an s100 when you put the panacake lens on.
I always like your comments.
It is a fun lens though. It really doesn't make your rig that much smaller, but it's pancake-ness really does make a difference for street shooting, since it doesn't really "point" at folks much. The bigger and longer a lens is, the more aggressive it appears to people when you point it at them. Also, people aren't always that rational, as you well know. I don't mind the weight or size of a larger lens, and do walk around with a 70-200 Mark 2 when I'm of a mind. However, there is something that is just kind of fun about this lens. I have a 24-105, which I think is an awesome lens, and not overly big or heavy, but for some idiotic reason, I just don't physically enjoy using it that much. This little "pancake" (in Asia they call it a "Biscuit" lens, which doesn't mean what American's think, but is apparently British English For "Cookie," and is a much better name) is just oddly fun to shoot with. I have an ebay fake black rapids strap that hangs my camera down by my hip. I can shoot uspide-down shots one-handed with my 5d3 and this lens and actually be unnoticed. That's nice. (Most shots miss, of course, but I just started trying it).