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May 24, 2013 01:44 |  #1

I ran into a friend at the mall the other day, and we started talking about lenses. She mentioned how tack sharp her newly acquired 40 mm lens was. I'm ready to buy, but wanted the opinion of this audience. I am assuming it is the EF 40 mm 2.8. Are you impressed with this lens and especially for what applications? Thanks!




  
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May 24, 2013 01:51 |  #2

You're ready to buy a lens and you don't know what applications you would use it for???


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May 24, 2013 01:54 |  #3

How about this thread for ideas:
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1198048


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May 24, 2013 02:29 |  #4

I have to agree. I've had the lens for about 6 months now and am constantly amazed by its sharpness. Definitely check out the sample photo thread for the pancake. I'm sure you will be pleasantly surprised at how capable it is :)


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May 24, 2013 02:31 |  #5

if you want to carry your 5D3 just as a body
you can buy this small lens
im thinking to buy this lens too


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May 24, 2013 03:10 as a reply to  @ moltengold's post |  #6

Great lens, love mine. I use it for street photography. Much less intimidating than bigger lenses. Forces you to get up close as well :(

Only think I think would be better for street photography is this......

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May 24, 2013 03:16 |  #7

Hell yes! I love my 40 2.8. I generally find 40mm to be a rather boring FL, however, this lens is ultra-sharp, light, small, cheap, has great contrast, etc...sometimes I don't feel like lugging around the 16-35L II on my 5D2, so I'll just slap the 40 on and hit the town.

OR...I don't feel like lugging two lenses around, but don't want to be limited either...so the 135L goes on the camera, and the 40 gets slipped into the pocket in case I find something I want to shoot with a shorter FL. Again, I'm not crazy about the FL, but I wouldn't want to sell this little gem either!


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May 24, 2013 03:32 |  #8
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It's pretty sharp. Then again I expect any lens @ f2.8 to be tack sharp.

It should be pretty good for streets, but the AF speed sucks compared to my other lenses, but that's ok as I don't expect top quality for such a cheap lens.

Overall it's good bang for buck and works as a body cap for me ;)


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May 24, 2013 04:11 |  #9

Really? I own some fast-focusing lenses (16-35L II, 135L) and never felt the 40 to be slow at AF'ing...


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May 24, 2013 09:51 |  #10

I picked up a refurbished 40mm pancake a couple of months ago on sale for $119. I figured at that price, I couldn't go wrong.

The lens is so small that it's great for travel, as it takes up virtually no space in the bag. While I wish the lens was a little faster than f/2.8, that probably wouldn't be possible in such a compact form factor, and certainly not at this price point. The AF performance was acceptable, but I did get some vignetting shooting wide open on a 5D3 -- certainly nothing that couldn't be corrected easily in Lightroom, though.


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May 24, 2013 20:58 |  #11

LowriderS10 wrote in post #15962330 (external link)
Really? I own some fast-focusing lenses (16-35L II, 135L) and never felt the 40 to be slow at AF'ing...

It's definitely not slow focusing. I was shooting scooter riders at night, (holidays in a foreign city :)) @ ISO 6400 with my T2i/550D, and it had absolutely no problems in focusing and tracking as they zipped past. I was amazed at how good it was.




  
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May 24, 2013 21:12 |  #12

would this be a decent substitute to a 50 1.4?


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May 25, 2013 15:53 |  #13

bchoe wrote in post #15964809 (external link)
would this be a decent substitute to a 50 1.4?

Maybe, but you do realize that the 40mm is a full 2 stops slower though, right?


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May 25, 2013 16:25 |  #14

Yogi Bear wrote in post #15966666 (external link)
Maybe, but you do realize that the 40mm is a full 2 stops slower though, right?

and probably just as sharp at f/2.8 :-)


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May 25, 2013 17:46 |  #15

It's a beauty.. get it. Don't hesitate.. it's cheap yet big on quality.


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