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Sep 21, 2014 12:33 |  #1

I've recently upgraded from a 7D to a 6D and among other things, I'm liking that its smaller and lighter than my old body. I normally carry a film body around with me so I try to keep things light. My nifty fifty is seeing much more use because its more suited to FF than a crop body but I would like a wider prime.

I was looking at the Sigma 35mm Art but its quite a big and heavy lens for a prime. Its about the same size and weight as my 24-105L. The EF 40 STM is not quite as wide as I'd like but its size and weight certainly appeals. I've read some reviews but I'd like to hear the opinions of shooters who actually own it please :cool:


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Sep 21, 2014 12:57 |  #2

I have it and I like it.

Sometimes, I'll remove the grip from my 5d-3, add the 40 Pancake and, with the Black Rapid strap, use it as a comfortable, fairly lightweight setup for walks around the neighborhood.


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Sep 21, 2014 14:34 |  #3

40mm pancake is superb for its size and price. Just take a look at 40mm thread:
https://photography-on-the.net …ad.php?t=119804​8&page=204
SIgma 35 is way to big IMO, take a look at canon 35mm F/2 IS, I'm thinking of switching to that one, but probably wont anytime soon. 40mm and 6D are match made in heaven.


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Sep 21, 2014 14:46 |  #4

zamorac wrote in post #17169199 (external link)
40mm pancake is superb for its size and price. Just take a look at 40mm thread:
https://photography-on-the.net …ad.php?t=119804​8&page=204
SIgma 35 is way to big IMO, take a look at canon 35mm F/2 IS, I'm thinking of switching to that one, but probably wont anytime soon. 40mm and 6D are match made in heaven.

Thanks for the link..... just what I was after :cool:


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Sep 21, 2014 15:03 as a reply to  @ zamorac's post |  #5

A quick snap taken today whilst commissairing a cyclo-x race. 40stm used.

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I like it. It's not an L glass performer quite but, as a prime it's light and discreet. Think it might go well on a 100D ...

Edit: oh, and this is SOOC jpeg on AI focus (i.e. follow focus) and I haven't touched it PP-wise.

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Sep 21, 2014 15:53 |  #6

The 40mm is brilliant. People need to stop buying the 50mm 1.8 and get the pancake instead.


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Sep 21, 2014 16:25 |  #7

Alternatively look at the 35 f2 IS.


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Sep 21, 2014 16:27 |  #8

Great lens, I don't use it enough.




  
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Sep 21, 2014 16:46 |  #9

Love it! Would not part with it.


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Sep 22, 2014 02:29 |  #10

Get it, use it, keep it. :D

I take it with my 100L for a wide, long, minimal street combo.


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Sep 22, 2014 18:58 as a reply to  @ InfiniteDivide's post |  #11

Love it..


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Sep 22, 2014 19:21 |  #12

Love mine as well. Especially on the 6D.


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Sep 22, 2014 19:34 |  #13

gossamer88 wrote in post #17171857 (external link)
Love mine as well. Especially on the 6D.

Does it vignette at 2.8?




  
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Sep 23, 2014 07:38 |  #14

A terrific "bang for the buck" lens. The focal length works well for me on full frame, the lens is great wide open, and you cannot beat the size. I take the lens with me almost everywhere, since it takes up almost no space in the camera bag.


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Sep 23, 2014 07:54 |  #15

WhidbeyHiker wrote in post #17171881 (external link)
Does it vignette at 2.8?

On full frame sensor, Yes it does !


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