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Uses for 40mm pancake lens.

 
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May 19, 2014 16:59 |  #46

ed rader wrote in post #16915603 (external link)
that is so true. size + optical quality + price. if I had a use for this lens it would be a no brainer

Me too, but I don't. For what I shoot, this f/l range is either too long or too wide, but pretty much never just right.


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May 19, 2014 17:27 |  #47

WhyFi wrote in post #16914574 (external link)
I use mine to take pictures.

Now there is a good idea! Who would have thought.




  
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May 19, 2014 17:33 as a reply to  @ post 16914574 |  #48

Have you considered making pictures instead of taking them?


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May 19, 2014 18:36 |  #49

Mornnb wrote in post #16915686 (external link)
Have you considered making pictures instead of taking them?

Another good idea but it so easy with digital to give them back to the world, you don't have to worry about taking anything. Sometimes if you get too carried away with making pictures you use a lot of resources and get yourself in trouble; or someone else.




  
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May 19, 2014 19:08 |  #50

For me 40mm is a dream focal length. I love it. I'd buy one in a second but at f2.8 it's just too slow when I can shoot the 35mm f2 with IS and crop a bit.

I have the voigtlander 40f2 and loved it. It was my go to lens until the 35f2 IS came along.

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May 20, 2014 06:50 |  #51

ed rader wrote in post #16915378 (external link)
I don't feel the need for this lens because I have the 35 f2 IS. if I didn't I'd probably own the 40mm.

I was the opposite. When the price dropped on the 35 f/2 IS, I was intrigued. But I already owned the pancake, and its compact size works better for me, so I successfully resisted the GAS urge.


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May 20, 2014 07:07 |  #52

Scott M wrote in post #16916760 (external link)
I was the opposite. When the price dropped on the 35 f/2 IS, I was intrigued. But I already owned the pancake, and its compact size works better for me, so I successfully resisted the GAS urge.

This is where I'm at, too - a few months back, I really wanted to pick up the 35, but I just didn't pull the trigger. In the meantime, I've decided that a couple other needs/wants were more pressing than the extra stop and IS that the 35 would provide over the 40.


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May 20, 2014 08:16 as a reply to  @ WhyFi's post |  #53

Thanks all for the imput, experiences, and general entertainment watching some folks spar over a very innocous thread! I've put it on my XSi and am starting to use it a lot . I had one person ask me how could I shoot without a lens on the camera:lol:!
So far, I've gotten some pretty good pics, but the learning curve continues. Thanks again.




  
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May 20, 2014 08:30 |  #54

warwoman wrote in post #16916912 (external link)
I had one person ask me how could I shoot without a lens on the camera:lol:!

I got a few very confused looks and comments over the weekend after spending most of the night using my new 150-500, and then at the end swapping to the 40mm.


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May 22, 2014 11:14 |  #55

I use mine mostly for street photography its nice and light easy to carry around.


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May 22, 2014 16:25 |  #56

WhyFi wrote in post #16914574 (external link)
I use mine to take pictures.

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  
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May 23, 2014 12:29 |  #57

warwoman wrote in post #16907082 (external link)
I've heard it's good for action shots, being a fast lens.

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Really? Having owned this lens since it came out its the slowest (AF wise) lens i own. In no way can it keep up with AI Servo on my 5DMKIII.
Also of/2.8 is not considered fast in the prime world.

Saying all that, its a nice little lens. I use mine when i need to put a DSLR in a suit bag when travelling. my 650D help with this.
In all other respects my 35 F/2 IS is much better.


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May 23, 2014 12:56 |  #58

Unless it's portraits, it's my 50, and it's my 35, and it's so small and light I get to bring two more lenses. And I like it a lot- sharp everywhere at any aperture, good color, bokeh, no bad habits like nasty CA, coma, good AF, unassuming and discrete, just all around good. A little vignetting, but in line with the rest of what I carry.


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May 23, 2014 13:11 |  #59

mated it with my M and its fantastic! I dont think it will come off the M for quite some time.


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