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Jun 05, 2014 05:11 |  #2881

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Very nice. Amazing little lens the pancake is. ;)




  
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Jun 05, 2014 11:47 as a reply to  @ mnphotos's post |  #2882

I have complicated relationship with this lens. One day I love it, and another I hate it.

I love the sharpness of that lens, but dislike its bokeh very much. It's awesome lens for cat's portraits :), but does pretty lousy job for humans. Street photography? Maybe, when there is no faces at the front of the image. Landscape? Most likely for that, and for cats :)

I'm not ready to get rid of it however. It makes such a nice couple with SL1, but I can not have it for every situation. Need to find a good substitute.




  
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Jun 05, 2014 12:08 |  #2883

For the focal length, the bokeh is actually pretty good - you either learn to live with it or you stay north of 50mm, regardless of manufacturer. No idea why you would say that it's lousy for humans when there are dozens of examples in this thread that prove otherwise.


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Jun 05, 2014 12:12 |  #2884

i took this lens with me on a recent trip, where i used it primarily for taking family pics - at a wedding, at a dinner, some city-scapes. i love how light and compact it is. it isnt necessarily a fantastic portrait lens, and it isnt a wide lens, but it can't be beat for portability and versatility. i was able to have it with me on the dance floor at the wedding, and not worry about my arm falling off like i would with my 24-70 I. i was able to take some great family pics, where bokeh wasnt exactly a concern.

i've also used it to take some shots at a friend's daughter's 1st bday party, which allowed me to take some lovely kid shots without them being scared by a large lens.

overall, i am thrilled with it! the $120 i spent on it was well worth it!!!


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Jun 05, 2014 12:52 |  #2885

WhyFi wrote in post #16953628 (external link)
No idea why you would say that it's lousy for humans when there are dozens of examples in this thread that prove otherwise.

Because I prefer "softer" faces. What it great for cats, showing every hair, is not too good for human wrinkles. :) However, it's great to use pancake for the low light party - much better than smartphones or p&s with ugly flash.

eta: I think that I'm ready for Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L. The is only one tiny problem- the price! :D




  
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Jun 05, 2014 13:10 |  #2886

The 35L isn't going to solve either of the two "problems" that you mention - it's still very sharp and the bokeh is still a little busy.

The other thing, and this is strictly my opinion, is that wide *and* fast glass is expensive and you're negating, to a certain extent, both the wide and the fast (in terms of selective focus) by putting it on a crop body. I rarely recommend that people go FF, but when someone is tossing around 24L, 35L, etc, I think that it makes a lot of sense.


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Jun 06, 2014 15:23 |  #2887

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Jun 12, 2014 11:52 |  #2889

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Jun 12, 2014 22:59 |  #2890

Anyone have and use both the 40 and any of the 50mm offerings? I purchased the pancake to have something super compact to use, but still want to get the sigma50A... Wondering if they are too similar to have both in my collection?


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Jun 13, 2014 00:49 |  #2891

ekinnyc wrote in post #16968645 (external link)
Anyone have and use both the 40 and any of the 50mm offerings? I purchased the pancake to have something super compact to use, but still want to get the sigma50A... Wondering if they are too similar to have both in my collection?

IN terms of focal length, probably.

IN terms of aperture f1.4 vs f2.8 is like the difference between f2.8 and f5.6. It's a big difference. And the 50A is big and heavy for a 50, while the 40mm pancake is as small and light as it gets. I think you'll still find reasons to use both.


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Jun 13, 2014 02:30 |  #2892

^^I agree with the post above. While I have the Sigma 35mm, I'm keeping the 40 STM. The 35 for its wide aperture and the 40 for compactness, even though the focal lengths are very similar. Same for the new Sigma 50 compared with the pancake. Considering the price of the pancake and the small amount of room it occupies in the bag, it isn't that hard to justify.


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Jun 13, 2014 14:23 as a reply to  @ jrscls's post |  #2893

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Jun 13, 2014 17:16 |  #2894

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Jun 14, 2014 08:31 |  #2895

6D and 40ml

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