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Feb 25, 2015 09:30 as a reply to  @ post 17447690 |  #3151

Tree stump, right? I love the perspective...




  
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Feb 25, 2015 13:33 |  #3152

jrsamples wrote in post #17449077 (external link)
Tree stump, right? I love the perspective...

Yes, a Tree stump. Nice that you like it :-D

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Mar 27, 2015 09:27 |  #3153

Great pics everyone! These really have me interested in this little lens. I need some advice if anyone would be so kind...

I'm going on a trek where I can only bring one body and one lens. I'll be bringing my 6D and am looking for a small, light lens to pair it with. Is anyone using this lens on full frame primarily? How versatile has it been for you? If you had this lens or a nifty fifty, which would you go with? Does anyone shoot much indoor stuff with this lens? Any advice?

Thanks!


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Mar 27, 2015 13:57 as a reply to  @ jrm27's post |  #3154

First, If I had to choose between this and a nifty-fifty, it would be this - hands down. I have only used my nifty-fifty twice since I got this lens two years ago.

If I had to choose only one lens to go on a hiking trip (trek?) with, it would be my 16-35 f4 IS or even my 24-70 (if not a nature based trek). But, you said "small, light lens"... So given that, I think you are on the right track.

I find this lens to be extremely versatile. The colours, and sharpness are right up there with my L lenses. And, the focal length is a good compromise. Long enough to take shots of people without distortion and wide enough to capture some scenery.

I use my Sigma 35 Art primarily now that I have both and I think that 35mm is about perfect for me, for a single focal length. If I were in your shoes (boots?) and I had the budget, I would be thinking about the EF 35 f2 IS. Being a bit wider, it will be that much more friendly to scenery and it also lets in more light and has IS, for not a lot more weight. However, if budget is a factor, I think the 40 is about perfect for what you are trying to do.

Your worst case scenario with the 40 is to stitch together some panoramic shots to make up for not having a wider focal length. Not really a big deal.

If you don't already have one, think about a good CPL. If you are not used to using one in nature, you might be surprised just how big of a (positive) difference it will make.

I am curious what others have to say...


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Mar 27, 2015 15:15 |  #3155

jrm27 wrote in post #17493965 (external link)
Great pics everyone! These really have me interested in this little lens. I need some advice if anyone would be so kind...

I'm going on a trek where I can only bring one body and one lens. I'll be bringing my 6D and am looking for a small, light lens to pair it with. Is anyone using this lens on full frame primarily? How versatile has it been for you? If you had this lens or a nifty fifty, which would you go with? Does anyone shoot much indoor stuff with this lens? Any advice?

Thanks!

For me the 40 is MUCH better than the nifty (I have previously owned the 50 MK1, 50 MK2, 50 1.4). However if you have the funds I would recommend the 35 IS over the 40. Its still very light, its wider and it has IS. Its also faster. Like serenespeed says though the 16-35 IS is the better option again for hiking IMO


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Mar 28, 2015 14:12 |  #3156

SereneSpeed wrote in post #17494416 (external link)
First, If I had to choose between this and a nifty-fifty, it would be this - hands down. I have only used my nifty-fifty twice since I got this lens two years ago.

If I had to choose only one lens to go on a hiking trip (trek?) with, it would be my 16-35 f4 IS or even my 24-70 (if not a nature based trek). But, you said "small, light lens"... So given that, I think you are on the right track.

I find this lens to be extremely versatile. The colours, and sharpness are right up there with my L lenses. And, the focal length is a good compromise. Long enough to take shots of people without distortion and wide enough to capture some scenery.

I use my Sigma 35 Art primarily now that I have both and I think that 35mm is about perfect for me, for a single focal length. If I were in your shoes (boots?) and I had the budget, I would be thinking about the EF 35 f2 IS. Being a bit wider, it will be that much more friendly to scenery and it also lets in more light and has IS, for not a lot more weight. However, if budget is a factor, I think the 40 is about perfect for what you are trying to do.

Your worst case scenario with the 40 is to stitch together some panoramic shots to make up for not having a wider focal length. Not really a big deal.

If you don't already have one, think about a good CPL. If you are not used to using one in nature, you might be surprised just how big of a (positive) difference it will make.

I am curious what others have to say...

Thanks for that. That is very helpful. I love the 16-35 2.8. It is a fantastic lens on my 6D. Definitely one to think about, but that price point... ouch.

xpfloyd wrote in post #17494501 (external link)
For me the 40 is MUCH better than the nifty (I have previously owned the 50 MK1, 50 MK2, 50 1.4). However if you have the funds I would recommend the 35 IS over the 40. Its still very light, its wider and it has IS. Its also faster. Like serenespeed says though the 16-35 IS is the better option again for hiking IMO

yeah, the 35 sounds very interesting. It's not crazy expensive (but $600 isn't something to sneeze at), and maybe a used one might be located. That's a good idea. Thanks for the input everyone. Any other thoughts are very much appreciated.


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Mar 29, 2015 05:18 |  #3157

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Mar 29, 2015 15:23 |  #3158

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Apr 07, 2015 02:44 |  #3159

6D with 40ml @ 2.8

Looking at it now I should have been a few more feet back.

My first go at a wedding,used 70-200 2.8 the most(my most expensive lens),a few with the 40ml(my cheapest lens)and group shots with 17-35 tamron

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Apr 10, 2015 13:35 |  #3160

Just mucking around with my son in the yard trying to 'learn' back button focusing, and as a bonus, found out the pancake is pretty resilient to water ingress..............

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Apr 10, 2015 16:22 |  #3161

This lens is so great as a walk around lens. And it's really good at getting up close considering the MFD. Here are a few from just a walk around our neighborhood.

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Apr 11, 2015 05:07 |  #3162

CallMeJag wrote in post #17512333 (external link)
This lens is so great as a walk around lens. And it's really good at getting up close considering the MFD. Here are a few from just a walk around our neighborhood.

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These are beautiful. I wonder if the MFD doesn't make these lens a good candidate for food photography.


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