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Title: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: wockawocka on June 15, 2012, 06:48:51 PM
It focuses at 4 inches from the subject.

(http://www.chrisgilesphotography.co.uk/forums/pancake.jpg)
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: Razor2012 on June 15, 2012, 07:18:45 PM
It focuses at 4 inches from the subject.

(http://www.chrisgilesphotography.co.uk/forums/pancake.jpg)

It looks like a body/desiccant cap.  ;)
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: Wideopen on June 15, 2012, 11:07:51 PM
Definately dual purpose body cap.
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: briansquibb on June 15, 2012, 11:23:29 PM
Wocka - mine arrives on Monday and will be going on the 1DS3 - you tried that yet?
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: spinworkxroy on June 16, 2012, 12:26:51 AM
I'm getting mine today and yes i too am using it primarily as a body cap....at least it's a functioning body cap when i need it fast and not have to struggle with changing lenses.
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: wockawocka on June 16, 2012, 04:03:03 AM
Wocka - mine arrives on Monday and will be going on the 1DS3 - you tried that yet?

I literally picked it up on the way to a wedding in Cambridge. I might have something to say on it tomorrow.

Nice lens though, I'd like to see an 80mm macro 2.8 too.

I'm no longer considering mirrorless now that my 5D3 will fit into a jacket pocket.
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: JEAraman on June 16, 2012, 07:23:59 AM
I'm still waiting for my pre-ordered one :(
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: Wildfire on June 16, 2012, 05:32:23 PM
More pics please!  :)
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: TrumpetPower! on June 16, 2012, 08:09:40 PM
I'm no longer considering mirrorless now that my 5D3 will fit into a jacket pocket.

Ditto. A functional lens cap that turns the 5DIII into something significantly better than the Leica X2 / Fuji X100? And for $200?

I can't wait for mine to arrive from B&H!

Cheers,

b&
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: crasher8 on June 16, 2012, 09:49:01 PM
Ha! Ken Rockwell had the 40 listed as a crop lens only. Bwahahahahahaha!
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: dr croubie on June 16, 2012, 10:07:10 PM
Me wanty samply of what 40mm lens takes like on 5D3, please?

(i'm still thinking 40mm pancake + EOS 3 + Kodak Tmax400 B+W = street fun)
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: Dylan777 on June 16, 2012, 11:55:32 PM
I'm getting mine today and yes i too am using it primarily as a body cap....at least it's a functioning body cap when i need it fast and not have to struggle with changing lenses.

I guess this body cap will not cost "light leak". Now I know why Canon releases 40mm pankcake  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: gmrza on June 17, 2012, 01:47:55 AM
It focuses at 4 inches from the subject.

(http://www.chrisgilesphotography.co.uk/forums/pancake.jpg)

Can you confirm that it focuses 10cm from the subject?  The specs say 30cm.
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: telephonic on June 17, 2012, 04:54:28 AM
It focuses at 4 inches from the subject.

(http://www.chrisgilesphotography.co.uk/forums/pancake.jpg)

Can you confirm that it focuses 10cm from the subject?  The specs say 30cm.

30 cm/300 mm is from focal plane. Let's crunch some numbers:
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EF Flange-back distance: 44 mm
Lens length            : 27 mm
Total                  : 71 mm
Take 71 mm from 300 mm and you have 229 mm/~23 cm (approx.) from the end of the lens.
Not too close to 10 cm, but who brings ruler on a photo outing anyway?  ;D
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: Joellll on June 17, 2012, 07:41:43 AM
Does anyone by any chance have used both the Canon and Voigtlander 40 pancakes?

I own the latter, and I'm interested to know if it's worth the money. I still think the 50/1.8 is a better option if I needed something cheap and handy.
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: Jim K on June 17, 2012, 08:44:42 AM
... I still think the 50/1.8 is a better option if I needed something cheap and handy.

That's what I was thinking.  Half the price, more than a stop faster, 40mm vs 50mm (thats not too different), and not that much longer than the pancake (but will the body+50 fit in my pocket?).

But I don't really have a use for it right now. And my "landscape kit" came this week and really pounded the VISA card!
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: solidwasteengineer on June 17, 2012, 10:37:54 AM
How does the autofocus perform for still photography compared to the 50 1.4 or 1.8?  Any photos from low light situations? 
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: briansquibb on June 19, 2012, 06:03:59 AM
Here it is on my 1DS3 - pretty wide on FF. I would say it would be good for indoors etc

Impressions:

1. It isn't silent, but quieter than the 50 f/1.4
2. Quicker and more accurate AF then the 50 f/1.4 - but not fast like, say the 70-200 f/2.8 II
3. It is tiny - in comparison to the 50 f/1.4 the  end of the 40 is before the focussing ring of the 50

1DS3 + 40 taken with 1D4 + 50f/1.4
1D4 + 50 taken with 1DS3 + 40

Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: dr croubie on June 19, 2012, 06:22:27 AM
Here it is on my 1DS3 - pretty wide on FF. I would say it would be good for indoors etc

Damn, you beat me to it.
Gonna put a roll of 400iso B+W film in on the weekend and have some street-shooting fun!
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: ruuneos on June 19, 2012, 09:41:24 AM
Mmm, I've been thinking what kind of use is for pancake lenses?
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: crasher8 on June 19, 2012, 09:54:47 AM
Here it is on my 1DS3 - pretty wide on FF. I would say it would be good for indoors etc

Damn, you beat me to it.
Gonna put a roll of 400iso B+W film in on the weekend and have some street-shooting fun!

Sweet street rig
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: birdman on June 23, 2012, 10:26:56 PM
Damn the 1d4 is a beautiful, sexy machine. I would get it before a 5d3. Thats just me, though
Title: Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
Post by: Northstar on June 24, 2012, 12:15:32 PM
... I still think the 50/1.8 is a better option if I needed something cheap and handy.

That's what I was thinking.  Half the price, more than a stop faster, 40mm vs 50mm (thats not too different), and not that much longer than the pancake (but will the body+50 fit in my pocket?).

But I don't really have a use for it right now. And my "landscape kit" came this week and really pounded the VISA card!

initially, i was nodding in agreement with you guys, but then i started thinking about that "fit in pocket" comment, and i started thinking that it might be nice to "go light" with that 40 shorty in your pocket.