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May 03, 2014 11:49 |  #2836

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May 04, 2014 17:35 |  #2839

Here's a few I took the other day from Central Park in NY. It's the widest lens I had and of course so easy to walk around with. For some reason I never get that wow factor when using this lens. The IQ is always kinda 'flat' Do most of you have to do alot of PP with this lens? Some really great pics in this thread.

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May 04, 2014 17:50 |  #2840

What does, "the IQ is always kinda flat" mean? Are you sure that you're just not in love with the FoV (it seems like a lot of the people that post in here are using it with a FF body, and this is at a FL where that crop factor makes a pretty significant difference, IMO)? Because in terms of optical performance, I think that it's tough to knock the 40.


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May 04, 2014 18:06 |  #2841

No, I don't think it's The FoV, since I sometimes walk around with my Canon 60mm macro and I do get the 'wow' factor from that lens. I Just don't get the same IQ from the 40 without doing alot of PP. When I said 'flat' just not exciting in very unscientific terms.


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May 04, 2014 18:29 |  #2842

aquaforester wrote in post #16881935 (external link)
I Just don't get the same IQ from the 40 without doing alot of PP. When I said 'flat' just not exciting in very unscientific terms.

I don't think that scientific terms are necessary, but the problem is that you're not being at all descriptive. "Not the same IQ," "flat," and "not exciting," are so vague that they don't provide much of a jumping off point for a conversation. If you're doing a lot of PP to overcome said shortcomings, maybe you could start off by describing what PP you're doing so as to provide at least a hint as to what those shortcomings might be?

It looks like you've got some good doses of saturation going on, but the color out this lens isn't something that I'm dissatisfied with. I don't have any complaints on sharpness, either. It doesn't have the micro-contrast of a Zeiss, but neither do most Canons, regardless of price.


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May 05, 2014 06:45 |  #2843

WhyFi wrote in post #16881975 (external link)
I don't think that scientific terms are necessary, but the problem is that you're not being at all descriptive. "Not the same IQ," "flat," and "not exciting," are so vague that they don't provide much of a jumping off point for a conversation. If you're doing a lot of PP to overcome said shortcomings, maybe you could start off by describing what PP you're doing so as to provide at least a hint as to what those shortcomings might be?

It looks like you've got some good doses of saturation going on, but the color out this lens isn't something that I'm dissatisfied with. I don't have any complaints on sharpness, either. It doesn't have the micro-contrast of a Zeiss, but neither do most Canons, regardless of price.

I think he means shallow depth of field. You know, that 'wow' factor. Pizzazz.


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May 05, 2014 11:00 |  #2844

MidnightRook wrote in post #16882977 (external link)
I think he means shallow depth of field. You know, that 'wow' factor. Pizzazz.

Pretty much, I just haven't been able to get pictures that I feel stand out compared to some of my other lenses like 60mm, 70-200, etc. I would say the IQ is not as good, the contrast is weak, color. So I wanted to see how much post people do with this lens since they're some very good pics in this thread.


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May 06, 2014 16:49 |  #2845

aquaforester wrote in post #16881935 (external link)
No, I don't think it's The FoV, since I sometimes walk around with my Canon 60mm macro and I do get the 'wow' factor from that lens. I Just don't get the same IQ from the 40 without doing alot of PP. When I said 'flat' just not exciting in very unscientific terms.

I've had the same experience.
I've always used my 60mm macro lens for portraits and it always delivers with a punch.
I bought this 40mm lens recently and although sharp, it doesn't have the bokeh of the 60mm and that's part of the problem imo.
I'm just comparing them both for portraits rather than anything else.


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May 06, 2014 20:35 |  #2846

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May 07, 2014 06:56 |  #2847

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May 07, 2014 07:23 |  #2848

Inchpractice wrote in post #16886683 (external link)
I've had the same experience.
I've always used my 60mm macro lens for portraits and it always delivers with a punch.
I bought this 40mm lens recently and although sharp, it doesn't have the bokeh of the 60mm and that's part of the problem imo.
I'm just comparing them both for portraits rather than anything else.

Thanks for confirming that. Thought I was going crazy. Could be the quality of the bokeh has something to do with the focal area popping.


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May 07, 2014 07:52 |  #2849

The bokeh of the 40 is actually pretty good for a lens for on the wide side of normal, so if that's the complaint, it's about more about wide focal lengths in general and not the 40 specifically.


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May 10, 2014 16:24 |  #2850

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