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Canon 40mm Pancake 2.8 - bargain?

 
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Jul 22, 2013 02:53 |  #16

No Earthly Man wrote in post #16139713 (external link)
Plus, I'm looking forward to seeing how it'll perform when I upgrade to a 6D in the near future.

Leave it all the time on my t4i since i just dont get the quality on my 6D.

Strange since its an EF lens ^^


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Jul 22, 2013 06:58 |  #17

davidfarina wrote in post #16142194 (external link)
Leave it all the time on my t4i since i just dont get the quality on my 6D.

Strange since its an EF lens ^^

Odd, I liked it just fine on my 60D but like it just as much if not moreso on my 6D (FOV difference aside).

The vignetting is more obvious on full frame but it's still super sharp even wide open.

Have you microadjusted it on your 6D? Mine needed -2.




  
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Jul 22, 2013 07:46 |  #18

manfesto wrote in post #16142463 (external link)
Odd, I liked it just fine on my 60D but like it just as much if not moreso on my 6D (FOV difference aside).

The vignetting is more obvious on full frame but it's still super sharp even wide open.

Have you microadjusted it on your 6D? Mine needed -2.

Havent microadjusted. Its not that it was less sharp on the 6D, my main concern was about the FOV on fullframe. Love the tight framing on crop. On FF its too wide for my style of photography, while f/2.8 doesnt give me so much isolation as id love to have on fullframe.

But it is indeed a very interesting lens. Great quality packed in such a tiny format. The color rendering is exceptionally nice, the lens is extreme sharp and f/2.8 at that weight, mass and price is simply unbelievable. I think this is the best lens canon ever made (if you look at the price and all together) its just so much bang for the buck!


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Jul 22, 2013 08:06 |  #19

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I have one on my 6D and since I have had it I have stopped carrying any other lenses for general walk around photography. It is amazingly sharp and I personally can't find anything to complain about IQ wise. Buy it you will love it.

+1. Super sharp on my 5D at every aperture and ideal when I want to travel light.

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Jul 22, 2013 08:15 |  #20

davidfarina wrote in post #16142549 (external link)
Havent microadjusted. Its not that it was less sharp on the 6D, my main concern was about the FOV on fullframe. Love the tight framing on crop. On FF its too wide for my style of photography, while f/2.8 doesnt give me so much isolation as id love to have on fullframe.

I like the 40 on my 6D and I've had some great shots. My problem is that it's only slightly longer than my Sigma 35/1.4 and the 1.4 gives me easier subject separation, so I rarely grab the 40 unless I just really want to go lightweight.


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Jul 22, 2013 10:07 |  #21

Yeah, I'd def go 35mm and 1.4 given choice, but I want small and cheap more so have bought one. Will let y'all know my feelings about it once I've used it a week or so. Imagine be great FOV for walkies on FF. Imagine vignetting not a big concern on crop. Most 2.8 lenses are really f4.0s once you've compared IQ over both apertures. otherwise, interesting lens and seems do do what I want.


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Jul 22, 2013 10:46 |  #22

Good IQ and portability, sure helps to carry your dslr with you anywhere.

I too find the AF is a bit slow, and shooting running people, I had not many really sharp results with my 7d.

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I may buy one for kicks. Wished they had a 16mm pancake.

+1 for 16mm pancake! make it L to have some weatherproofing, and no more than 2x the price of the 40mm, please !




  
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Jul 22, 2013 10:47 |  #23

I bought one a week ago and I love it. Extremely affordable and weighs nothing.




  
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Jul 22, 2013 10:55 |  #24

Refill wrote in post #16143026 (external link)
Good IQ and portability, sure helps to carry your dslr with you anywhere.

I too find the AF is a bit slow, and shooting running people, I had not many really sharp results with my 7d.

+1 for 16mm pancake! make it L to have some weatherproofing, and no more than 2x the price of the 40mm, please !

a 16mm pancake for fullframe is impossible. For crop, i dont know but wouldnt be so fun 16*1.6 FOV...


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Jul 25, 2013 09:16 |  #25

I'm buying a 60D and don't have money left for lenses. But this is hard to turn down at $150.

Will this become redundant if I get a Sigma 30, or Tamron 17-50 later? The 40mm still offers portability, but realistically, would it just sit in my bag? I'm interested to hear from owners that have other fast lenses.

There is a used Tamron 17-50 for $200 right now. Just requires a 2 hr drive.

Most of me feels like I should sit tight and get a Sigma 30 ($300) when I can afford it.


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Jul 25, 2013 09:28 |  #26

I have both Sigma 30 and Canon 40..

Sigma is better and gives you much more low light and DOF options.. If I am going out knowing I will be using low light etc.. I would bring my Sigma 30.
However if I am going out with a general 15-85 or a zoom and just want to have a f2.8 prime around you can't beat the 40mm.. very compact and convenient.

It really depends on your setup. If you don't have a general zoom like 17-50 or 15-85 etc.. I would get that first. But they are much bigger and heavier and costlier.


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Jul 25, 2013 10:33 |  #27

rdmello wrote in post #16152534 (external link)
I'm buying a 60D and don't have money left for lenses. But this is hard to turn down at $150.

Will this become redundant if I get a Sigma 30, or Tamron 17-50 later? The 40mm still offers portability, but realistically, would it just sit in my bag? I'm interested to hear from owners that have other fast lenses.

There is a used Tamron 17-50 for $200 right now. Just requires a 2 hr drive.

Most of me feels like I should sit tight and get a Sigma 30 ($300) when I can afford it.

Well I have the Tamron 28-75 f2.8, Bower 35 f1.4 and Canon 40 f2.8. They all are excelent in my 5D MkII. In my 7D, the pancake is a little less useful since its field of view is equivalent to 64mm, compared with the 56mm of the Bower and 45mm of the Tamron (considering 50mm as the normal lesn in full frame). I use them all.

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