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Oct 20, 2012 04:55 |  #31
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Humm, seems like most people like it! I'm impressed with the photos you guys have posted up, but, my next question,I'm getting a 650D and it's coming with a standard 18 - 55mm kit lens, is it worth getting the pancake as an alternative lens?

Thanks guys!

when i got my first crop sensor camera with 18-55, i got the 50f1.8.

on that note, i liked the speed of the 50, but 40 is just as good.

Both of those lenses have great sharpness at 2.8



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Oct 20, 2012 05:37 |  #32

I bought it for the T2i, to create a smaller, more portable DSLR setup. Wound up being the perfect compliment on my IR conversion 30D.


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Oct 20, 2012 06:22 |  #33

The only thing stopping me everytime is http://www.photozone.d​e …_ff/712-voigtlander40f2ff (external link)

I just reckon it'd be nice to have a tiny lens, that still feels good to use...


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Oct 20, 2012 06:58 |  #34

Mark wrote in post #15146081 (external link)
The only thing stopping me everytime is http://www.photozone.d​e …_ff/712-voigtlander40f2ff (external link)

I just reckon it'd be nice to have a tiny lens, that still feels good to use...

I don't get it. Photozone ranks the Canon much higher than the Voigtlander.

http://www.photozone.d​e …52-canon_40_28_ff?start=1 (external link)




  
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Oct 20, 2012 07:17 |  #35

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I don't get it. Photozone ranks the Canon much higher than the Voigtlander.

http://www.photozone.d​e …52-canon_40_28_ff?start=1 (external link)

The optical quality is 'good enough' in the voitlander, IMO. The canon would be a clear choice if it felt sort of...special, like the build of the voigtlander does.


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Oct 20, 2012 08:09 |  #36

Mark, thanks for responding. I guess we have different priorities. Although a better build is certainly a nice feature, if both lenses sold for $199, I'd still buy the lens with better IQ. For me, if a $199 lens has much better image quality than a lens that costs $539, that's a slam dunk!




  
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Oct 20, 2012 09:57 |  #37

Brelly wrote in post #15145927 (external link)
Humm, seems like most people like it! I'm impressed with the photos you guys have posted up, but, my next question,I'm getting a 650D and it's coming with a standard 18 - 55mm kit lens, is it worth getting the pancake as an alternative lens?

Thanks guys!

For the price of the 18-55IS, and pancake- you could get a tamron 17-50mm f2.8...which makes more sense to me than a slow prime


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Oct 20, 2012 10:25 |  #38

Think of how many rangefinder shooters do just fine with their "slow" primes of f/2.8-3.5. They're not all super fast f/1.4 lenses.

A pancake lens' purpose is not necessarily outright speed, it is to be small and light and sharp. The canon 40 is definitely these things. Don't get so hung up on maximum apertures, I can still pull off steady shots with this lens at 1/25 @ f/2.8, 3200ISO if I'm careful.


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Oct 20, 2012 10:35 |  #39

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Think of how many rangefinder shooters do just fine with their "slow" primes of f/2.8-3.5. They're not all super fast f/1.4 lenses.

A pancake lens' purpose is not necessarily outright speed, it is to be small and light and sharp. The canon 40 is definitely these things. Don't get so hung up on maximum apertures, I can still pull off steady shots with this lens at 1/25 @ f/2.8, 3200ISO if I'm careful.

they're also not on a crop camera that has quite a few f2.8 stabilized zooms available...

i think this lens makes sense on FF cameras... to me it doesn't make sense on a crop with the many other options...


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Oct 20, 2012 18:45 |  #40

This lens works super with video on a 5d3. Live view af justseems to hit the market faster and quieter during video recording.


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