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Image & Video Galleries => Lens Gallery => Canon EF Prime Lenses => Topic started by: dr croubie on June 19, 2012, 07:44:37 AM

Title: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dr croubie on June 19, 2012, 07:44:37 AM
Well, this has got to be the quickest announcement->lens gallery thread ever, because I know some of you already have one (myself included).
Unfortunately I only bought it this afternoon after work, it's pitch black outside, so I can't show any photos with it (without taking shots of my messy, messy house), so here's some shots of it.

It really is tiny.

Pictured next to:
The similarly-sized Kenko Pro 300 DG 1.4x Teleconverter and 12mm extension tube. (for the record I think the rear element might *just* touch the teleconverter, but i'm not going to try it before I've even used it)
The similarly-priced and focal-length EF 50mm f/1.8 II and Asahi Pentax Takumar 50mm f/1.4.
The nothing-similar EF 70-300L and my 'alternative' street-lens Rokinon/Samyang 35 f/1.4.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on June 19, 2012, 07:52:59 AM
here is a picture taken by a shorty forty

Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: distant.star on June 19, 2012, 01:54:59 PM

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Thanks, Brian. Reassuring to see it delivers that kind of IQ.

Looking forward to delivery on my "preorder."
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: aloper on June 19, 2012, 03:05:19 PM
Has anyone received their pre-orders from B+H on the 40mm yet? Based on something I saw in another post, I just searched Best Buy and three stores in my area say they have it in stock...I don't like dealing with BB but I'm tempted to stop by and pick one up and cancel my B+H order...
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: drjlo on June 19, 2012, 03:08:50 PM
Could the 40mm owners post some "bokeh shots" wide open with busy/complex backgrounds?  TIA. 
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: distant.star on June 19, 2012, 03:48:59 PM

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I did a BH preorder the first weekend, haven't heard anything yet. Their Web site still lists it as available for preorder at this moment.



Has anyone received their pre-orders from B+H on the 40mm yet? Based on something I saw in another post, I just searched Best Buy and three stores in my area say they have it in stock...I don't like dealing with BB but I'm tempted to stop by and pick one up and cancel my B+H order...
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: hoghavemercy on June 19, 2012, 04:16:56 PM
here is a picture taken by a shorty forty

looks good, why is B&H and Adorama always late in the game.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on June 19, 2012, 05:09:26 PM
here is a picture taken by a shorty forty

looks good, why is B&H and Adorama always late in the game.

Because they are not in the UK ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Jaszek on June 19, 2012, 05:17:51 PM
Just checked the best buys in NYC, and 2 of them have it in stock. B&H better have it by tomorrow.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: distant.star on June 19, 2012, 05:48:49 PM
Just checked the best buys in NYC, and 2 of them have it in stock. B&H better have it by tomorrow.


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What happens if they don't??
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: dr croubie on June 19, 2012, 05:57:51 PM
Less yappin' more snappin'

Bokeh Test, almost Min FD, 7D, iso400, 1/40s, f/2.8. Raw, batch-DPP to jpg, Standard Picture Style, no enhancements, scaled in GIMP.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Phenix205 on June 19, 2012, 06:03:29 PM
See http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=2567 (http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=2567)
Amazon has the pancake in stock.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: wickidwombat on June 19, 2012, 06:25:46 PM
that bokeh looks nice,

any chance someone can pop an IR filter on one and get saya  3 minute exposure of a park or something with lots of green trees? :D
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: dr croubie on June 19, 2012, 07:54:25 PM
any chance someone can pop an IR filter on one and get saya  3 minute exposure of a park or something with lots of green trees? :D

Any chance of posting me one?

I'll do some better shots tonight, hopefully at iso100, that one was a pre-dawn snapshot this morning, only one of a few had no motion-blur. It was that or be on time for work, so I chose photos :)
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: wickidwombat on June 19, 2012, 08:34:19 PM
I do have a 52mm IR filter but posting it there and back etc i may as well just go buy the lens :P

i might pop by a couple of shops tonight see if they have one
I think my wife might like this lens

I hope they have it as cheap as that $219 price someone posted up over east :D
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: wickidwombat on June 19, 2012, 08:36:53 PM
$199 at leederville

http://www.leedervillecameras.com.au/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=5080286&A=SearchResult&SearchID=5008822&ObjectID=5080286&ObjectType=27 (http://www.leedervillecameras.com.au/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=5080286&A=SearchResult&SearchID=5008822&ObjectID=5080286&ObjectType=27)

i'm gonna just order one :P
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: dr croubie on June 20, 2012, 07:03:41 AM
As promised, here's some Shorty Forty sample shots I took during a quick walk at lunch time today (except the first one, out of the car window on the way to work).
All 7D, Standard Picture Style, 0 Saturation, DPP Batch raw->jpg. No filters or CPL or anything. Some at f/2.8, some 4, some 5.6.
All are Clicky-Linky for Pixel-Peepy.

(http://croubie.smugmug.com/photos/i-tgWG6B2/0/L/i-tgWG6B2-L.jpg) (http://croubie.smugmug.com/TDP/TDPLensTests/CRShortyForty/23676445_S96Cxd#!i=1916725658&k=tgWG6B2&lb=1&s=A)
Just to show some colour.

(http://croubie.smugmug.com/photos/i-gJGGz9v/0/L/i-gJGGz9v-L.jpg) (http://croubie.smugmug.com/TDP/TDPLensTests/CRShortyForty/23676445_S96Cxd#!i=1916723881&k=gJGGz9v&lb=1&s=A)
Sun in the frame, no flare.

(http://croubie.smugmug.com/photos/i-gW7kX7g/0/L/i-gW7kX7g-L.jpg) (http://croubie.smugmug.com/TDP/TDPLensTests/CRShortyForty/23676445_S96Cxd#!i=1916724095&k=gW7kX7g&lb=1&s=A)
Sun just out of the top left of frame, still no flare.

(http://croubie.smugmug.com/photos/i-NcgZffb/0/L/i-NcgZffb-L.jpg) (http://croubie.smugmug.com/TDP/TDPLensTests/CRShortyForty/23676445_S96Cxd#!i=1916729836&k=NcgZffb&lb=1&s=A)
For different colours, sun at my back.

(http://croubie.smugmug.com/photos/i-kkTbJhC/1/L/i-kkTbJhC-L.jpg) (http://croubie.smugmug.com/TDP/TDPLensTests/CRShortyForty/23676445_S96Cxd#!i=1916727048&k=kkTbJhC&lb=1&s=A)
Sun half obscured, still no flare. Bit of a 'sunstar'.

(http://croubie.smugmug.com/photos/i-G4JQqvV/0/L/i-G4JQqvV-L.jpg) (http://croubie.smugmug.com/TDP/TDPLensTests/CRShortyForty/23676445_S96Cxd#!i=1916729769&k=G4JQqvV&lb=1&s=A)
Yes, these are the exact colours of the truck. Standard Picture Style, 0 Saturation, DPP Batch raw->jpg. No filters or CPL or anything. Sun just to my right.

(http://croubie.smugmug.com/photos/i-QDMgFRZ/1/L/i-QDMgFRZ-L.jpg) (http://croubie.smugmug.com/TDP/TDPLensTests/CRShortyForty/23676445_S96Cxd#!i=1916730518&k=QDMgFRZ&lb=1&s=A)
And Jimbo's Big Breakfast for some Background Blur.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on June 20, 2012, 12:02:47 PM
Men at work  ;)

Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: dr croubie on June 20, 2012, 05:27:01 PM
Men at work  ;)

I think my construction site was bigger :P
(or at least more expensive, $812 mil for 4km)
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on June 20, 2012, 06:25:03 PM
Men at work  ;)

I think my construction site was bigger :P
(or at least more expensive, $812 mil for 4km)

We have a recession in the UK  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: neuroanatomist on June 20, 2012, 06:34:50 PM
I think my construction site was bigger :P
(or at least more expensive, $812 mil for 4km)

That's a bargain!  Boston's Big Dig (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Dig) was originally budgeted at $3 billion for about 5 miles / 8 km, ended up finishing 10 years late and $10 billion over budget, and since completion has sprung many leaks that required expensive remediation, parts were paved with temperate-climate concrete which the New England winters have prematurely destroyed, and pieces of the roof have fallen onto passing cars with fatal results.   Every day as my electronic account is debited by the turnpike tolls as I drive to work to incrementally reduce the interest on the bonds used to finance the project, I thank the geniuses at Bechtel Engineering for the boondoggle.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: danjryan on June 20, 2012, 07:02:05 PM
I'm not sure I believe the third-party sellers who say it is in stock.  There's no way Canon would give them stock before Amazon or B&H gets it.  More likely, they take your money now and ship it next week when everybody has gotten their allotments.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: neuroanatomist on June 20, 2012, 07:07:55 PM
I'm not sure I believe the third-party sellers who say it is in stock.  There's no way Canon would give them stock before Amazon or B&H gets it.  More likely, they take your money now and ship it next week when everybody has gotten their allotments.

Some of the 3rd party sellers on Amazon indicate 'in stock, takes 2-3 days to ship' meaning they may not have it but have been told to expect a shipment.  B&H indicate that it's expected on Friday.   But some retailers do get it ahead of others...for the USA, consider - they are crated and shipped over the Pacific Ocean, so they arrive on the west coast first, so west coast retailers get them while another part of the shipment is on a truck heading for B&H and Adorama on the east coast.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: wickidwombat on June 20, 2012, 07:47:41 PM
looks pretty sharp impressive flare control considering no hood
so do you think it was a worthwhile purchase?
would you bother with this if you were going to get a 35 f1.4L anyway?
or does anyone have both?
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: dr croubie on June 20, 2012, 08:28:33 PM
looks pretty sharp impressive flare control considering no hood
so do you think it was a worthwhile purchase?
would you bother with this if you were going to get a 35 f1.4L anyway?
or does anyone have both?

Between my EFs 15-85 (slower), Samyang 35/1.4 (wider, fast, no AF), EF 50/1.8 II (longer and faster), Takumar 50/1.4 (longer and faster still, no AF), FL 55/1.2 (even longer and faster, no AF), i'm sure that i didn't *need* it. It's the widest FF lens with AF that i've got, and the af is damn fast with that eye-control 45-pt AF of my EOS 3.

But damn it, after 2 days I love it already. I've been places and pointed the Samyang at people, they always notice it, it's a lot bigger and the front element size is daunting (i've had my own 70-300L+hood pointed at me, even when I knew about it, it was a bit disconcerting having that huge black hole pointing at me).
The 35L is about the same size as the Samyang, so that'd probably freak people out just as much (it's amazing how many people think it's a telephoto before they look at it closely)
Just taking those pics yesterday a few of the construction workers gave a glance, didn't look too freaked out, and got straight back to work...
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: distant.star on June 20, 2012, 08:43:03 PM


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LensRentals say they will have the 40 tomorrow (Thursday) and is available for rental this weekend.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on June 21, 2012, 01:11:27 AM
looks pretty sharp impressive flare control considering no hood
so do you think it was a worthwhile purchase?
would you bother with this if you were going to get a 35 f1.4L anyway?
or does anyone have both?

I am surprised how good this lens is. I think it will replace the nifty fifty as best bang for your buck
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: candyman on June 21, 2012, 01:51:20 AM
$199 at leederville

http://www.leedervillecameras.com.au/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=5080286&A=SearchResult&SearchID=5008822&ObjectID=5080286&ObjectType=27 (http://www.leedervillecameras.com.au/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=5080286&A=SearchResult&SearchID=5008822&ObjectID=5080286&ObjectType=27)

i'm gonna just order one :P


Right..... :(  here in the Netherlands it is offered at 279 euro (354 dollar at 0% interbank rate on June 21st)


No wonder crisis in Europe. Nobody is buying anything with those prices
 
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: wickidwombat on June 21, 2012, 02:23:01 AM
ouch! thats steep
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on June 21, 2012, 02:29:01 AM
ouch! thats steep

£229 UK

May be more than in the US - but still good value
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: wickidwombat on June 21, 2012, 02:34:01 AM
i just got a $50 voucher in the email to use at TEDs on any canon camera or lens but their website doesnt have the shorty 40 for me to see how much they are going to sell it for. might be sweet if i can snag one for $150!
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: dr croubie on June 21, 2012, 03:18:45 AM
Right..... :(  here in the Netherlands it is offered at 279 euro (354 dollar at 0% interbank rate on June 21st)
http://www.fotokonijnenberg.nl/product/1656371/canon-ef-40mm-f28-stm.html (http://www.fotokonijnenberg.nl/product/1656371/canon-ef-40mm-f28-stm.html)
Even at FotoK it's at €269, ouch.
They were half the price of anything in australia when i lived in Den Haag just around the corner from them. I got my 70-300L there for €1150 ($1500) when the cheapest in Aus was $1900.
I'm almost glad I moved back to Aus now, looks like I moved at the right time...
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: PCPhil on June 21, 2012, 06:12:24 AM
I got mine last Saturday and so far very impressed.  Easy to pop my camera in my day job bag with no worrying bumps that could be knocked.  Posted these on another site for people who were interested.  First one is at f11.  The next set were at f2.8 to test for vignetting.  I really think Canon have got a winner here that could make the name 'shorty forty' almost as annoying as 'nifty fifty' in a few years time    :)
No pp, just straight jpegs from RAW.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5470/7399833644_95ddc40c9d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcphilpot/7399833644/)
IMG_3689 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcphilpot/7399833644/#) by PCPhilpot (http://www.flickr.com/people/pcphilpot/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8027/7406159970_d57aca202d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcphilpot/7406159970/)
IMG_3694 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcphilpot/7406159970/#) by PCPhilpot (http://www.flickr.com/people/pcphilpot/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7223/7406199004_7d0b872c90_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcphilpot/7406199004/)
40mm stm f2.8 test3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcphilpot/7406199004/#) by PCPhilpot (http://www.flickr.com/people/pcphilpot/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: mathino on June 21, 2012, 08:13:19 AM
Im getting mine tomorrow. As far as Ive checked already it looks like it will be a great lens. Really looking forward to getting it !  :) And ofc Ill post some test images here.

Im getting it for 219 €, but I think its still a reasonable price. Seems that only one eshop/seller got it "in stock" here in Slovakia. Looks like Im gonna be one of fisrt to get it (at least from our slovak eshop) :)
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: aires on June 21, 2012, 08:15:27 AM
Right..... :(  here in the Netherlands it is offered at 279 euro (354 dollar at 0% interbank rate on June 21st)
http://www.fotokonijnenberg.nl/product/1656371/canon-ef-40mm-f28-stm.html (http://www.fotokonijnenberg.nl/product/1656371/canon-ef-40mm-f28-stm.html)
Even at FotoK it's at €269, ouch.
They were half the price of anything in australia when i lived in Den Haag just around the corner from them. I got my 70-300L there for €1150 ($1500) when the cheapest in Aus was $1900.
I'm almost glad I moved back to Aus now, looks like I moved at the right time...

Bought it yesterday in Eindhoven for € 240,-, friend of mine in Utrecht for € 240 too.
MediaMarkt Fotomania, only this week!

Great little lens, think it will replace my voigtlander 40... It's not as tough, but I'm lazy and the autofocus is pretty fast.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: melbournite on June 21, 2012, 08:17:51 AM
i just got a $50 voucher in the email to use at TEDs on any canon camera or lens but their website doesnt have the shorty 40 for me to see how much they are going to sell it for. might be sweet if i can snag one for $150!

My guess is that it's be around $250 at Ted's.  I think I'll buy mine from Leedersville since they were so good to us with the MKIII.  Thanks for the heads up wicki.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: rhysb123 on June 21, 2012, 10:32:50 AM
Hello,

Got my '40 shorty' the other day, not had chance to test it properly other than a quick walk around the place where I work.
So far I've only used it on the 5D, it will go on the 7D next.
I like it, it's small, sharp and damn light.

The shots attached are not very interesting in terms of subject matter. Sorry.

All at f2.8, except the Chemicals on the shelves, that's at f13.

Recommended purchase? Yes!
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: birdman on June 21, 2012, 11:08:55 AM
Looks like some beautiful BOKEH to me  ::)

I like it. I wish it was faster, and with the 50/1.8 mk 1 available for cheaper used....you have a much, much faster lens with probably similar build quality. But the 40mm has some advantages -- especially with STM. Interesting...
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: bp on June 21, 2012, 11:30:31 AM
Nice shots!  Thanks for posting
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: distant.star on June 21, 2012, 11:50:25 AM
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Thanks for posting. Very instructive images.

I expect to have one for use at the farm market on Saturday.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: samthefish on June 21, 2012, 12:11:17 PM
If nothing else you have to buy it for the "Shorty Forty" name (and $200 price tag).''

I would like it to be a little faster but 2.8 does the trick most of the time.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: mb66energy on June 21, 2012, 12:18:28 PM
I received my copy of that lens cap two days before but - like dr croubie - had the problem with the light in the evening (clouds, rain and after that the sun was sleeping).

Yesterday I made a small walk from my home and shot a few pictures to check if it performs as expected. It does. Especially the flare resistance ist absolutely great. The 4 lens group design with today coatings and an aspherical lens which allows a very sharp and contrasty lens ... my first impression. See the more or less crappy (in terms of artistical impression) images at the end of this entry.

One information that came not into my mind before I had the lens on my camera:

Thumbs up: My EOS 40D is now a very compact system with the 40 shorty.

Best Michael

Images:
, ISO 400
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on June 21, 2012, 01:38:18 PM
Looks like some beautiful BOKEH to me  ::)

I like it. I wish it was faster, and with the 50/1.8 mk 1 available for cheaper used....you have a much, much faster lens with probably similar build quality. But the 40mm has some advantages -- especially with STM. Interesting...

Bokeh on the nifty fifty is pretty poor
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: KevinAv4 on June 21, 2012, 01:55:27 PM
Any word on the focus speed/Accuracy when testing the "shorty forty" out ? im wondering how the new STM lenses will hold up vs conventional focusing.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: akiskev on June 21, 2012, 03:30:35 PM
OMG BOOOOKEEEEEH
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on June 21, 2012, 03:51:05 PM
Any word on the focus speed/Accuracy when testing the "shorty forty" out ? im wondering how the new STM lenses will hold up vs conventional focusing.

It is accurate
It is reasonably fast
It doesn't hunt

a bit like my 135 f/2
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: rhysb123 on June 21, 2012, 05:22:28 PM
The STM is good. Ok, f2.8 isn't as fast as some, but at this price it's a steal.

Seriously, buy one!
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: wickidwombat on June 21, 2012, 07:19:23 PM
i just got a $50 voucher in the email to use at TEDs on any canon camera or lens but their website doesnt have the shorty 40 for me to see how much they are going to sell it for. might be sweet if i can snag one for $150!

My guess is that it's be around $250 at Ted's.  I think I'll buy mine from Leedersville since they were so good to us with the MKIII.  Thanks for the heads up wicki.

yeah I read the fine print $500 minimum spend :'(

i'm just gonna go to leederville

that colour and contrast of those shots straight out of camera are impressive
so far this lens looks like a solid winner
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: wickidwombat on June 21, 2012, 07:35:13 PM
bokeh looks t be quite similar to the 70-200 f2.8 II actually
the more i see from this lens the more i want one
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: drjlo on June 21, 2012, 08:15:12 PM
All right, I'm getting one.  What impresses most is how sharp and contrasty it is wide open at f/2.8 without too much loss compared to stopping down.  I was waiting until we could make sure this wasn't a f/2.8 lens that's really a f/4 lens for any serious use.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: wickidwombat on June 21, 2012, 08:23:55 PM
oh i wont be using the $50 Teds voucher
If anyone wants it the code is "canon50" use in the checkout minimum spend $500
and limited to the first 150 purchases so not sure how long it will work for
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: AG on June 22, 2012, 12:23:15 AM
bokeh looks t be quite similar to the 70-200 f2.8 II actually
the more i see from this lens the more i want one

Agreed
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on June 22, 2012, 02:15:22 AM
All right, I'm getting one.  What impresses most is how sharp and contrasty it is wide open at f/2.8 without too much loss compared to stopping down.  I was waiting until we could make sure this wasn't a f/2.8 lens that's really a f/4 lens for any serious use.

It makes me wonder if we are seeing the start of a new trend. Higher ISO in the camera and slower lens.

The last 3 Canon lens have been f/2.8 - and they are all quite modestly priced.

Has anyone got hold of the 24/28 f/2.8 so we can compare?
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: wickidwombat on June 22, 2012, 02:28:28 AM
hmmm while the new iso improvements are good I would much rather be shooting at f2 and ISO 3200 than f2.8 and ISO 6400
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: swrightgfx on June 22, 2012, 02:50:30 AM
I would like it to be a little faster but 2.8 does the trick most of the time.

I too thought this, when it was announced, but with the close focus of 30cm, it renders quite nicely, I think.

I'll be buying one at that price!
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on June 22, 2012, 03:04:33 AM
hmmm while the new iso improvements are good I would much rather be shooting at f2 and ISO 3200 than f2.8 and ISO 6400

I was thinking more of the Uncle Ted's and landscapers

Uncle Ted's where a budget lens to go on their Rebel is a good move

Landscapers where f# is less critical.

ie put the money once in the camera and several low price lens is cheaper than cheaper body and expensive lens

The real trick will be to get top IQ from the low cost lens - and one way is to slow it down. 10 years ago a f/2.8 would have been fast

Clearly there will still be a market for the more specialised kit
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: candyman on June 22, 2012, 06:00:40 AM
@ rhysb123



Can you please post some photos taken with the 7D? Thanks, I appreciate it!
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: rhysb123 on June 22, 2012, 02:32:53 PM
Some more shots with the 7D!

Another trip around the place where I work - I teach Art & Photography - hence the junk.

Hopefully I'll get outside this weekend.

But, to repeat myself - this is a gem of a lens. I'm very, VERY impressed.

Rhys
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: mb66energy on June 22, 2012, 05:04:18 PM
[...]

The real trick will be to get top IQ from the low cost lens - and one way is to slow it down. 10 years ago a f/2.8 would have been fast

Clearly there will still be a market for the more specialised kit

[...]

IMHO 2.8 @ 40-50mm was quite the standard in the 1960s and sub standard in the late 1970s - so the 40mm pancake is an expensive lens for that combinaton of focal length and max. aperture! But the relatively high price can be understood by severel reasons:

The 40mm pancake is a tremendous refinement of a classical "species" - a very unique thing in our world. I really like "my little friend" after shooting 100 pictures of nature (see above) - especially the exceptional flare control and the compact size.

Best - Michael
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: michaeldorian on June 22, 2012, 07:18:16 PM
@rhysb123

Totally agree. At this price it's thing is a GEM. The camera just feels so much easier to carry and I want to take it more places. I'm very impressed with the sharpness. I think this will become the lens that will be attached 80% of the time.

5D Mark III - ISO1600 F4





Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on June 22, 2012, 11:23:24 PM
On a 1.3 crop it becomes equiv of 52mm - perfect for street shooting
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Kernuak on June 23, 2012, 04:15:07 AM
By not having the wide aperture, it must make designing the lens easier and less complicated. From the size of it, it can't have much glass, so sharpness is easier to achieve. Wide aperture lenses are more prone to flare, even stopped down, so in some ways it makes sense. So less design compromises, even though use may be compromised in terms of narrow depth of field. I haven't seen the design, but I wouldn't mind betting it's similar to some of the classic designs of the 60's by the likes of Zeiss and Contax.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Nassen0f on June 23, 2012, 09:58:50 AM
Ive only had the lens for an hour now, but im already loving the 40mm... its a little wider than the 50, so perfect for my use.. And surprisingly sharp wide open, and totaly silent focus.

Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: birdman on June 23, 2012, 10:23:09 PM
What's neat is that the voigtlander 40mm has a great reputation but is MF only. This trumps it based on shots I've seen and AF. They have a winner here. If it was a f/2.0 perhaps the bokeh, sharpness, and contrast would have been different--- and the price would've gone up considerably.

I have the delicious 35L so not too interested in this one. But obviously for the price, a good lens addition to Canon
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: candyman on June 24, 2012, 09:55:31 AM
I have a 35mm f/2. Using it on a 7D
Is it worth to replace the 35mm by the pancake 40mm f/2.8? I know of losing the faster aperture. But gain faster AF, sharpness?
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: rhysb123 on June 24, 2012, 11:55:51 AM
Candyman - good question, one that I am able to answer from experience ! I had the 35 f2 also, used it on a 7D and a 5D, I found it a little unpredictable and unreliable ( and I reckon it back-focused a lot too). The 35 f2 is old technology, this 40mm is far, FAR better in terms of output IQ and performance in general. I don't regret getting rid of the 35mm one bit.
Rhys.

Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: candyman on June 24, 2012, 12:45:12 PM
Candyman - good question, one that I am able to answer from experience ! I had the 35 f2 also, used it on a 7D and a 5D, I found it a little unpredictable and unreliable ( and I reckon it back-focused a lot too). The 35 f2 is old technology, this 40mm is far, FAR better in terms of output IQ and performance in general. I don't regret getting rid of the 35mm one bit.
Rhys.


Thanks Rhys. I was leaning towards replacing the lens because of what you mentioned as your findings. So I think I will go for it. Just hope to get a decent price for my 35mm f/2 (bought 6 months ago for 249 euro)

Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: aires on June 25, 2012, 06:05:33 AM
Some testshots comparing the Shorty Fourty to the 50 1.4 and voigtlander 40 2.0:

Canon 40mm:
(http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test40mm-150x150.jpg) (http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test40mm.jpg)

Voigtlander 40mm:
(http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test40mm2-150x150.jpg) (http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test40mm2.jpg)

Canon 50mm 1.4  (stapje te ver terug gedaan):
(http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test40mm3-150x150.jpg) (http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test40mm3.jpg)

Canon 40mm:
(http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test40mm4-150x150.jpg) (http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test40mm4.jpg)

Voigtlander 40mm:
(http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test40mm5-150x150.jpg) (http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test40mm5.jpg)

Canon 50mm 1.4:
(http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test40mm6-150x150.jpg) (http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test40mm6.jpg)

And a comparison with the 35L:

40 2.8:
(http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test2_40mm-150x150.jpg) (http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test2_40mm.jpg)

35L:
(http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test2_40mm2-150x150.jpg) (http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test2_40mm2.jpg)

40 2.8:
(http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test2_40mm3-150x150.jpg) (http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test2_40mm3.jpg)

35L:
(http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test2_40mm4-150x150.jpg) (http://agouverneur.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/test2_40mm4.jpg)

I'm really impressed how much the Shorty 40 images look like the 35L's.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: aires on June 25, 2012, 07:28:37 AM
Oops... Can't seem to edit the message here.
(stapje te ver terug gedaan): means: I took a step back too much when I switched to the 50 1.4.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Q8-MC on June 25, 2012, 08:01:36 AM
What do you think is better 50 1.8 better or this lens ?
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: aires on June 25, 2012, 09:34:09 AM
I bought the 40 because I love the field of view, and miss too many shots with the MF voigtlander.
If you prefer 50 and are on a budget, you can't go wrong with the plastic fantastic 50 1.8. Got more to spend, go for the 50 1.4
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: crasher8 on June 25, 2012, 10:05:35 AM
Candyman - good question, one that I am able to answer from experience ! I had the 35 f2 also, used it on a 7D and a 5D, I found it a little unpredictable and unreliable ( and I reckon it back-focused a lot too). The 35 f2 is old technology, this 40mm is far, FAR better in terms of output IQ and performance in general. I don't regret getting rid of the 35mm one bit.
Rhys.


Thanks Rhys. I was leaning towards replacing the lens because of what you mentioned as your findings. So I think I will go for it. Just hope to get a decent price for my 35mm f/2 (bought 6 months ago for 249 euro)

I just sold my 35 f/2 to fund my 40 pancake. I'll let you know how I like one over the other on both film and the 7D
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: DianeK on June 25, 2012, 01:10:57 PM
Has anyone shot video on a 60D or 7D with this lens and have an assessment of performance?
Thanks
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: revup67 on June 26, 2012, 03:36:16 AM
IMG_9227...STRATEGO !
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: rhysb123 on June 26, 2012, 03:40:02 AM
@revup67

- Yes, immortalised forever in one of my student's sculptures!

(Makes good photographic material too)

Rhys
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: 5pacedog on June 28, 2012, 05:59:36 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/7456958984_da20f52349_c.jpg)
Selfportrait handheld, natural light through window behind me.
Iso 400, f2.8

I like the pancake!!! :)
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: swrightgfx on June 29, 2012, 05:02:49 AM
Selfportrait handheld, natural light through window behind me.
Iso 400, f2.8

I like the pancake!!! :)

Not sure what that looks like pre-sharpening and 100% crop, but looks to be nice sharpness wide-open. It is fantastic that this lens has such a short minimum focus distance to allow for you to get shots you often can't without a tripod, like self portraits.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on June 29, 2012, 05:14:44 AM
This lens would be fun for macro ie 25mm tubes on
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: crasher8 on June 29, 2012, 05:58:06 PM
Ok, I am impressed. Glad I got a good copy. Sharp wide open, nice colors, pleasing bokeh, And the 64 FL isn't too bad. Film test on the weekend with some Tmax 100.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: GDub on June 29, 2012, 07:09:27 PM
Got my "Shorty Forty" yesterday and took some "test" shots. Here's one:

(http://www.mediarare.com/GWimages/images/reddahlia_blog.jpg)

I did some very slight processing of the RAW file in Lightroom 4.1--boosted the blacks and contrast a tad.

The Shorty Forty is a keeper.

Stuff: Canon 5D Mark III w/Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM. 1/80 second at f/2.8, ISO 160.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on June 30, 2012, 12:29:43 AM
Seems we have two camps forming here. Those that have it and love it, and those that haven't got and can see nothing but problems even though the reviews praise it for the low price and high IQ
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Kernuak on June 30, 2012, 09:13:17 AM
Seems we have two camps forming here. Those that have it and love it, and those that haven't got and can see nothing but problems even though the reviews praise it for the low price and high IQ
I'm a non-conformist :P. I don't have it but am intrigued, as it would be handy for my usual use of that range, landscapes, but it would probably be an addition to, rather than a replacement for the 50 f/1.4, as the wide aperture may come in handy one day. Mind you, I've never managed to get results I'm happy with when I open it up. AF is unreliable and manual focus through the viewfinder with such narrow depth of field is awkward. Strangely, I cope alright with the 135 f/2 though with manual focus.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: mb66energy on July 01, 2012, 07:29:53 AM
Processing etc.:


Opinion:

This lens is a great little companion: Very contrasty, great color reproduction, good sharpness, fits easily under a jacket and can be used under an umbrella with ease (single handed, no protruding elements collecting water).
About focusing noise: Slow focusing speed is nearly inaudible, faster focusing actions (searching focus between infinity and minimum focusing dist) makes the noise well known of stepper motors in printers. Focusing in video will be inaudible if it is done at slower speeds - cannot check it ... 40D (still waiting for an APS-C mirrorless from Canon accepting EF & EF-S lenses, FF also accepted:-) ).
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: SambalOelek on July 02, 2012, 06:48:57 AM
Seems we have two camps forming here. Those that have it and love it, and those that haven't got and can see nothing but problems even though the reviews praise it for the low price and high IQ

And a third camp for those who have it and appreciate the size and optical quality, but are dissatisfied with the AF and the quirky manual focusing. :)
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: crasher8 on July 02, 2012, 08:30:25 AM
In the 4 days I have had it I have already used it more than I had my 50 1.4 in the past 6 months. The FL just works for me. Now, it won't replace my 24-70 in any area other than weight but while at a child's birthday party yesterday it turned my 7D into the size of a rangefinder and made it quite handy for having it on me while juggling kids, cake, mimosa's etc and I had no dslr concerns such as I might when toting an L lens around.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Bosman on July 03, 2012, 02:15:29 PM
How is the accuracy of the 40 using the other focus points of the 5DM3 on it? The 50L works most accurate using only center focus point on the 5DM3.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: rhysb123 on July 03, 2012, 03:00:38 PM
I'm still loving mine!
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Jarques on July 03, 2012, 06:19:01 PM
New here, loving this lens:

(http://pcdn.500px.net/9073754/30d0e5a1623d1b52527449a95f66354ff868cdd6/4.jpg)

(http://pcdn.500px.net/9124306/580688c67f264c03a579718b8c3452e808bdbe3a/4.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7474939246_40d0c3be05_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8006/7474940024_dcb3522cd9_z.jpg)

Wrote a quick review here: http://jarqu.es/b/canon-40mm-stm/ (http://jarqu.es/b/canon-40mm-stm/)
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: drjlo on July 03, 2012, 08:39:26 PM
New here, loving this lens:

(http://pcdn.500px.net/9073754/30d0e5a1623d1b52527449a95f66354ff868cdd6/4.jpg)

(http://pcdn.500px.net/9124306/580688c67f264c03a579718b8c3452e808bdbe3a/4.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7474939246_40d0c3be05_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8006/7474940024_dcb3522cd9_z.jpg)

Wrote a quick review here: http://jarqu.es/b/canon-40mm-stm/ (http://jarqu.es/b/canon-40mm-stm/)

Those are some nice photo's you got from the 40.  I'm sure the 40 wide open (2.8) is sharper than 50 1.8 wide open (1.8), but is 50 sharper at 2.8?  I also feel exactly the same as you wrote:

"The 40mm is comparable to the 50mm 1.8 in terms of smooth bokeh, but with the 50mm 1.8 you gain a shallower depth of field which makes me wish that Canon gave this little 40mm an f-stop of 2 or even a 1.8."
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Jarques on July 03, 2012, 08:58:30 PM
Those are some nice photo's you got from the 40.  I'm sure the 40 wide open (2.8) is sharper than 50 1.8 wide open (1.8), but is 50 sharper at 2.8?  I also feel exactly the same as you wrote:

"The 40mm is comparable to the 50mm 1.8 in terms of smooth bokeh, but with the 50mm 1.8 you gain a shallower depth of field which makes me wish that Canon gave this little 40mm an f-stop of 2 or even a 1.8."
Thank you!

That is a good question about sharpness with both at 2.8. I have some testing out to do tonight!
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: R1-7D on July 04, 2012, 12:06:07 AM
Those are some nice photo's you got from the 40.  I'm sure the 40 wide open (2.8) is sharper than 50 1.8 wide open (1.8), but is 50 sharper at 2.8?  I also feel exactly the same as you wrote:

"The 40mm is comparable to the 50mm 1.8 in terms of smooth bokeh, but with the 50mm 1.8 you gain a shallower depth of field which makes me wish that Canon gave this little 40mm an f-stop of 2 or even a 1.8."
Thank you!

That is a good question about sharpness with both at 2.8. I have some testing out to do tonight!

Please report back as soon as you can. I just ordered a refurbished 50, but I might send it back and get a 40 instead.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Jarques on July 04, 2012, 01:42:34 AM
Those are some nice photo's you got from the 40.  I'm sure the 40 wide open (2.8) is sharper than 50 1.8 wide open (1.8), but is 50 sharper at 2.8?  I also feel exactly the same as you wrote:

"The 40mm is comparable to the 50mm 1.8 in terms of smooth bokeh, but with the 50mm 1.8 you gain a shallower depth of field which makes me wish that Canon gave this little 40mm an f-stop of 2 or even a 1.8."
Thank you!

That is a good question about sharpness with both at 2.8. I have some testing out to do tonight!

Please report back as soon as you can. I just ordered a refurbished 50, but I might send it back and get a 40 instead.
What camera do you have? How much did you spend on the 50?
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: R1-7D on July 04, 2012, 02:19:24 AM
I have a 5D2 and 7D. I spent about $100 including shipping.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: kode on July 04, 2012, 03:29:57 AM
It ended up being pretty cheap in Sweden compared to the rest of europe (from what it seems, at least compared to the eurozone and britain), just the normal dollar price times 10 that we're used to, which means I paid 2000 SEK (which is around $290) for this brilliant little beaut. It is quite comparable to my voigtländer ultron 40/2, with the added AF that is sometimes a neat thing to have (I feel MF works on the EF, but it can't beat the near-perfection of the focusing on the ultron).

Right, lens gallery...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8284/7496842012_f3ddd3ae94_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/herr_eriksson/7496842012/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7473562572_12873bc4b0_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/herr_eriksson/7473562572/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8156/7473562810_33a9b41fc3_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/herr_eriksson/7473562810/)
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: kdsand on July 04, 2012, 05:08:22 AM
I've a spouse who though sweet & long suffering has long become exasperated  :-\ by my slightly obsessive preoccupation start extolling the images produced by this little lens with wonder & delight..........
Enough said. I'm sold Its a keeper. Happy happy joy joy!
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Jarques on July 04, 2012, 09:30:29 AM
I have a 5D2 and 7D. I spent about $100 including shipping.
Personally, don't change your order. The 50mm 1.8 is a great little lens and an awesome addition to your lens collection.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Act444 on July 04, 2012, 01:32:47 PM
I wasn't really crazy about this lens at first....until I tried one at the store about a week ago. Took some test shots and scrutinized them upon arriving back home. I especially loved its small size. I had to pick one up immediately (well, ordered it so I can avoid paying tax  ;) ) Should be here later this week.

A great little lens that allows you to be inconspicuous and avoid attracting the attention that a bigger lens often gets....without sacrificing quality. Obviously it doesn't quite hold up to my 35L in terms of performance, speed or sharpness but can't expect it to for only $200. But you get maybe 75-80% of its performance from 2.8 onward in a package 1/3 of the size.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Jarques on July 04, 2012, 03:51:32 PM
I have a 5D2 and 7D. I spent about $100 including shipping.
Personally, don't change your order. The 50mm 1.8 is a great little lens and an awesome addition to your lens collection.

50 f/1.8 - shame about the nasty bokeh though - just look at those round christmas lights
It's a cheap lens, but once the bokeh is tamed it's a great lens for the money.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7412328988_a74caaf4f3_z.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: briansquibb on July 04, 2012, 03:54:01 PM
Those 50 f/1.8 bokeh nasties are not present with the shorty forty
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Jarques on July 04, 2012, 03:55:51 PM
Those 50 f/1.8 bokeh nasties are not present with the shorty forty
It can be a little harsh at times, but the bokeh balls are nice and round:

(http://cl.ly/1X2h2h1L452U2J0b2v0y/Screen%20Shot%202012-07-04%20at%2012.54.49%20PM.png)
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: stipotle on July 04, 2012, 05:40:08 PM
I rented it over the weekend and loved the portability. I never took it off center focus (with 5DmkII or 5Dc), but everything was plenty sharp, and the colors were great. It's true there is some considerable vignetting wide open, but not unattractive or unfixable. I did notice darker exposures than I'm used to, but just increased the compensation.  I was really impressed that the lens produced no lens flare, even shooting into the sun basically. Here are some random samples (from my sister's wedding rehearsal) all at f2.8 with zero editing. I'll be buying this lens soon.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: wickidwombat on July 04, 2012, 06:27:16 PM
Those 50 f/1.8 bokeh nasties are not present with the shorty forty

yeah from what i've seen shorty forty bokeh looks remarkabley similar to the vaunted 70-200 f2.8L IS II
which i think no one will dispute has stellar bokeh
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Hill Benson on July 04, 2012, 09:14:03 PM
I rented it over the weekend and loved the portability....I'll be buying this lens soon.

Thanks for sharing stipotle. Looks like the lens is quite capable!
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: captainkanji on July 05, 2012, 03:46:07 AM
From the looks of these shots, the shorty forty looks like a great lens.  I'd buy one if I didn't already have a 50 1.4.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: crasher8 on July 05, 2012, 11:20:00 AM
What it came down to for me was it is a logical replacement to the 35 f/2. I wouldn't say that for the 50 1.4. I'm not a fan of the micro USM but I am now officially done with the noisy buzzing hunting old school AF of the 35 f/w and it's cousins. As for IQ and sharpness it's too soon to tell but it seems like a wash.
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: bp on July 05, 2012, 02:03:48 PM
this little bad boy keeps surprising me with it's IQ.  best $199 i've spent yet

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/7506124952_8260cb8a13_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bpaulette/7506124952/)
OY3C0056 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bpaulette/7506124952/#) by b.paulette (http://www.flickr.com/people/bpaulette/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on July 05, 2012, 03:24:58 PM
My 40mm pancake came today.  I did not AFMA it yet, it seems pretty good as-is on my 1D MK IV.
 
I snapped a few quick photos, I might find time to do a AFMA in a day or three.  I mostly tersted to see how it was close focusing on some flowers in my yard. None of the images were cropped.
 
My Front view
(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Photography/Canon-40mm-Pancake/i-b86XcD4/0/M/EMW12467-M.jpg)
 
(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Photography/Canon-40mm-Pancake/i-MPXZDtb/0/L/EMW12478-L.jpg)
 
 
(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Photography/Canon-40mm-Pancake/i-652cKVG/0/L/EMW12479-L.jpg)
 
 
(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Photography/Canon-40mm-Pancake/i-nbKTTLH/0/L/EMW12475-L.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: RichATL on July 05, 2012, 11:11:39 PM
I'm lovin' the shorty 40...
Been trying my hand at street photography with it.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8422/7512208830_ed7994cb4a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7512208830/)
Tucker Market (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7512208830/#) by RichMeade (http://www.flickr.com/people/richmeade/), on Flickr
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: neuroanatomist on July 06, 2012, 12:06:45 PM
Kids playing with new toys on the 4th, shot with the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM on a 5DII:
Title: Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
Post by: DJL329 on July 06, 2012, 12:20:13 PM
My 40mm pancake came today.  I did not AFMA it yet, it seems pretty good as-is on my 1D MK IV.
 
I snapped a few quick photos, I might find time to do a AFMA in a day or three.  I mostly tersted to see how it was close focusing on some flowers in my yard. None of the images were cropped.
 
 
(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Photography/Canon-40mm-Pancake/i-nbKTTLH/0/L/EMW12475-L.jpg)

Very nice!  I like the bokeh.
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: Act444 on July 06, 2012, 06:39:35 PM
Quote
would you bother with this if you were going to get a 35 f1.4L anyway?
or does anyone have both?

I now have both lenses. Obviously the 35L is the better of the two in every aspect except for one, and this can matter sometimes: size. I've even had one person mistake the 35 + hood for a telephoto lens until I told her to come and look through the viewfinder.

Obviously no one would be mistaking the 40 for a telephoto  ;D I can also see it being a nice second lens to bring on a vacation, or a lens to use at venues where bigger lenses may be restricted or banned. Of course, "bigger" being relative as most people just look at the size of the lens, not the focal length
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: bp on July 06, 2012, 06:43:03 PM
I have both.

The shorty was honestly almost a novelty purchase.  Wasn't expecting much.  Bought it hoping the wife might like it enough to use it as her walkaround lens (and be more willing to toss her Rebel in her purse when she's taking the kids out).  But she thinks it's too tight, and I'm really impressed by it's IQ.  So now I'm using it more than she is.   With the 35L in the mix, this lens' only real draw is it's size/weight
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: neuroanatomist on July 06, 2012, 08:32:33 PM
I also now have both, and agree with the above.  I've done several outings with the body + 70-200/2.8 IS II in a Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW and the 35L strapped to the side in a Lens Case 1W.  The new pancake will fit in the outer pocket of the toploader, a more convenient package. Plus, unlike the 35L, it can go in a pocket for walking around, and I can switch lenses, leaving the 70-200 II hanging from the BR strap and holding the camera by the 40/2.8 by the E1 handstrap. 
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: Act444 on July 07, 2012, 02:16:42 AM
I don't think their uses overlap too much though. The 35 still is two stops faster and is sharper at 2.8 (less purple fringing too). For shooting in dark places (especially without flash), there really is no other option in my lens kit. Whereas the 40's biggest strength is its small size, meaning my 60D suddenly becomes a lot lighter and more portable (not pocket-size by any means, though), and this would enable me to bring a DSLR to places I wouldn't normally do so. Nice to still get high quality pictures out of such a lightweight package.

Actually, on that note I had to go through 2 copies of the 40 to find a good one- the first one I had backfocused HORRIBLY and is now being sent back. The second one is better, but seems the STM is not as reliable as USM when it comes to accuracy and speed.
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: trentchau on July 08, 2012, 11:34:17 AM
A few from the last few days, I'm currently doing a short review of it at my website.
http://trentchau.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/canon-40-2-8-stm-review/ (http://trentchau.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/canon-40-2-8-stm-review/)

(http://trentchau.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/trent-chau-0062-2.jpg?w=949)

(http://trentchau.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/trent-chau-0281.jpg?w=949)

(http://trentchau.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/trent-chau-0050.jpg?w=949)

(http://trentchau.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/img_0029.jpg?w=949)
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: wickidwombat on July 08, 2012, 08:26:36 PM
I also now have both, and agree with the above.  I've done several outings with the body + 70-200/2.8 IS II in a Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW and the 35L strapped to the side in a Lens Case 1W.  The new pancake will fit in the outer pocket of the toploader, a more convenient package. Plus, unlike the 35L, it can go in a pocket for walking around, and I can switch lenses, leaving the 70-200 II hanging from the BR strap and holding the camera by the 40/2.8 by the E1 handstrap.

what is your impression of the 40 vs the 35L? I want both
I'm pretty sure i can do most stuff i want between the 35 and 85 i also have the 20mm voigtlander pancake if i want wide (pretty awesome little lens too)
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: Jarques on July 09, 2012, 08:09:05 PM
(http://pcdn.500px.net/9404247/beafa22e8f8ba77ec0227df6be742d44a759d7de/4.jpg) (http://500px.com/photo/9404247)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7248/7524916264_a818458438_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8006/7524916764_75fd752c82_z.jpg)

Took the little guy to the Jazz Festival over the weekend.
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: drjlo on July 12, 2012, 09:14:04 PM

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/7547687906_d6331223b1_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drjlo1/7547687906/)
DZ3C5181A (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drjlo1/7547687906/#) by drjlo1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/drjlo1/), on Flickr
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: Scott on July 14, 2012, 12:26:40 AM
I love this lens. It currently lives on my EOS 3 and makes for a great little street shooter.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7269/7565850168_44c8836159.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20719570@N04/7565850168/)
A Dog's Life. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20719570@N04/7565850168/#) by Scott_Henry (http://www.flickr.com/people/20719570@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: Bosman on July 16, 2012, 12:50:42 PM
(http://pcdn.500px.net/9404247/beafa22e8f8ba77ec0227df6be742d44a759d7de/4.jpg) (http://500px.com/photo/9404247)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7248/7524916264_a818458438_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8006/7524916764_75fd752c82_z.jpg)

Took the little guy to the Jazz Festival over the weekend.
nice images, is the vignette natural or added?
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: Nassen0f on July 17, 2012, 04:01:19 AM
Another one, this lens has made it into my top 2 used lenses with the Canon 85mm f1.8
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: jeffp on July 17, 2012, 01:13:18 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7253/7583914148_bf065e28e2_c.jpg)
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: Jarques on July 18, 2012, 11:34:28 PM
(http://pcdn.500px.net/9404247/beafa22e8f8ba77ec0227df6be742d44a759d7de/4.jpg) (http://500px.com/photo/9404247)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7248/7524916264_a818458438_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8006/7524916764_75fd752c82_z.jpg)

Took the little guy to the Jazz Festival over the weekend.
nice images, is the vignette natural or added?

Thanks! The vignette is natural.

Some more pics:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7575672280_1522d7b199_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7570445122_df9116e4c1_z.jpg)
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: ChrisAnderson on July 23, 2012, 01:41:19 AM
Picked this little guy up yesterday - i love the focal length, and it's so fantastically sharp wide open!  I did do the autofocus adjustment, it was a tad back-focused, but now it's just perfect and the only problems left are my own :)

Here are some images from today.
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: pdirestajr on July 23, 2012, 09:45:56 AM
Good walk around lens:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7110/7587157996_2d340f7a11_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/7587157996/)
Super Cool (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/7587157996/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8024/7587156674_bb6ddb0d26_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/7587156674/)
Walking With Mommy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/7587156674/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr
Title: First images and review of 40mm pancake...
Post by: Ivan Muller on July 24, 2012, 09:14:26 AM
Together with my 5D2 I think the 40mm pancake can be a great walkabout lens...I have also found a solution to the 'inadequate' lens hood for the 40mm. For more images and my review please follow this link...http://www.ivanmuller.co.za/blog (http://www.ivanmuller.co.za/blog)


(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/8693/mg2347fb.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/526/mg2347fb.jpg/)
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: HeWhoShoots on July 27, 2012, 11:52:37 AM
New pup. Wide open, 1/500ths, ISO320.
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: briansquibb on July 29, 2012, 02:43:40 AM
The lightweight makes it ideal as a walkabout to catch those extras

(http://www.squibb.org.uk/pictures/IMG_9569x.jpg)
Title: Re: First images and review of 40mm pancake...
Post by: Ivan Muller on August 01, 2012, 02:25:07 AM
Here is an image of the pancake on a 5d2 plus lenshood from the 50mm1.8....more here at...http://www.ivanmuller.co.za/blog-item/body-portraits (http://www.ivanmuller.co.za/blog-item/body-portraits)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)


(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6040/mg5673.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/405/mg5673.jpg/)
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: pdirestajr on August 07, 2012, 10:14:55 AM
Fun lens to have mounted when hanging out with the family :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8284/7730539658_cd166acd5a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/7730539658/)
Kids Racing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/7730539658/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: Wideopen on August 07, 2012, 06:04:43 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7253/7583914148_bf065e28e2_c.jpg)

Beautiful model.
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: wickidwombat on August 07, 2012, 06:36:33 PM
Fun lens to have mounted when hanging out with the family :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8284/7730539658_cd166acd5a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/7730539658/)
Kids Racing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/7730539658/#) by Philip DiResta (http://www.flickr.com/people/phillyd/), on Flickr
Haha that's a fantastic shot
Title: Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
Post by: cohontes on August 25, 2012, 07:11:56 AM
fantastic shots! but I'm still wondering about 35/F2 ;/ I can't decide.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Bosman on November 10, 2012, 04:12:44 PM
While this lens is F2.8 and not F1.4, the out of focus quality could be similar since all the canon 50's are min 1.5 ft to subject, whereas this lens is min 1ft. Dof for closer objects or subjects makes it similar to the larger aperture non L 50's. Anyway I haven't gone around for fun or used it in a professional setting yet but let me say, this is one impressive little piece of glass! I can't believe it was only $150! The only time I plan to go for a smaller than F2.8 aperture would be with macro shots. I think i will like the artsy vignetting at F2.8. Focus is so incredibly accurate too! I'm not used to hearing the lens too much on my L's so it was weird to hear this lens but it is much quieter than the 50 F1.8, but then most lenses are. :D
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: wellfedCanuck on November 11, 2012, 08:50:14 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellfedcanuck/8175099932# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellfedcanuck/8175099932#)
I bought the shorty-40 last night. After owning a Rebel XT for 7 years, this is my first "real" lens and my question will betray my complete lack of photographic ability, but what the heck...

I'm seeing a lot more moire than I ever noticed with the kit lens. This shot above at f2.8 is actually the best of the lot, the worst seems to be at f10. Is this poor technique on my part or is it a limitation of the camera?
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: lundstrom.emil on November 11, 2012, 10:22:56 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7278/7765360366_58b4cf60d0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/7765360366/)
Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/7765360366/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8041/8058850457_bdf0f80627_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8058850457/)
Abbots castle in Oliwa Park, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/8058850457/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: wickidwombat on November 11, 2012, 08:14:51 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellfedcanuck/8175099932# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellfedcanuck/8175099932#)
I bought the shorty-40 last night. After owning a Rebel XT for 7 years, this is my first "real" lens and my question will betray my complete lack of photographic ability, but what the heck...

I'm seeing a lot more moire than I ever noticed with the kit lens. This shot above at f2.8 is actually the best of the lot, the worst seems to be at f10. Is this poor technique on my part or is it a limitation of the camera?

its more to do with the camera sensor, since the lens is sharper though moire will show up more easily whereas with softer lenses the softness masks it a bit
LR has a great brush option for cleaning up moire which is a godsend for runway and fashion festivals where fabrics can occassionally cause havock with moire
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: wellfedCanuck on November 11, 2012, 08:23:29 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellfedcanuck/8175099932# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellfedcanuck/8175099932#)
I bought the shorty-40 last night. After owning a Rebel XT for 7 years, this is my first "real" lens and my question will betray my complete lack of photographic ability, but what the heck...

I'm seeing a lot more moire than I ever noticed with the kit lens. This shot above at f2.8 is actually the best of the lot, the worst seems to be at f10. Is this poor technique on my part or is it a limitation of the camera?

its more to do with the camera sensor, since the lens is sharper though moire will show up more easily whereas with softer lenses the softness masks it a bit
LR has a great brush option for cleaning up moire which is a godsend for runway and fashion festivals where fabrics can occassionally cause havock with moire

Thanks very much for the answer, WW. Shooting photos of the siding on my house didn't help.  ;D  I'm planning on purchasing the 6D, so this will provide (I hope) a huge improvement. The 40mm was on sale for $180, so I wanted to see how much of a difference it would make with my XT. Now I'm seeing things in a way I never did before.

BTW, I know most of you guys use LR. I own a copy of PSElements, which, as far as I know- should do everything LR can do, right?
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: wickidwombat on November 11, 2012, 11:32:51 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellfedcanuck/8175099932# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellfedcanuck/8175099932#)
I bought the shorty-40 last night. After owning a Rebel XT for 7 years, this is my first "real" lens and my question will betray my complete lack of photographic ability, but what the heck...

I'm seeing a lot more moire than I ever noticed with the kit lens. This shot above at f2.8 is actually the best of the lot, the worst seems to be at f10. Is this poor technique on my part or is it a limitation of the camera?

its more to do with the camera sensor, since the lens is sharper though moire will show up more easily whereas with softer lenses the softness masks it a bit
LR has a great brush option for cleaning up moire which is a godsend for runway and fashion festivals where fabrics can occassionally cause havock with moire

Thanks very much for the answer, WW. Shooting photos of the siding on my house didn't help.  ;D  I'm planning on purchasing the 6D, so this will provide (I hope) a huge improvement. The 40mm was on sale for $180, so I wanted to see how much of a difference it would make with my XT. Now I'm seeing things in a way I never did before.

BTW, I know most of you guys use LR. I own a copy of PSElements, which, as far as I know- should do everything LR can do, right?
not sure if elements has that brush option i would think there is something its probably just not as easy and fast to use, you could look into the student version of LR they are pretty cheap if you know any students that wanna help you out
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: wellfedCanuck on November 12, 2012, 06:23:53 AM
not sure if elements has that brush option i would think there is something its probably just not as easy and fast to use, you could look into the student version of LR they are pretty cheap if you know any students that wanna help you out
As a matter of fact- I know 3 whose need for braces, piano lessons and ski equipment has had a seriously negative effect on my camera budget.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: sandymandy on November 12, 2012, 10:07:47 AM
I'm planning on purchasing the 6D, so this will provide (I hope) a huge improvement.

Dou mind gifting me your old XT so i can gift it to my fiance`?
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on November 20, 2012, 08:21:05 AM
I took this selfie using the "clap" remote release in Magic Lantern and the pancake (f/5.6)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8479/8198934375_1a4354c87d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8198934375/)
In My Natural Habitat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8198934375/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Bosman on November 26, 2012, 04:57:36 PM
First Ring shot with the 40mm Pancake with 12mm Tube. Its not perfect and i plan to use live view for better macro accuracy but its nice.
I did a little processing to the dress and flower shot too so maybe you like it maybe you don't but the 40 did a nice job @ F2.8.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8203/8222226830_a5f8201149_b.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8209/8221152303_53228490a4_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Scarpz13 on December 07, 2012, 09:19:53 AM
All this wonderful shots have convinced me to make this little economical guy my next lens purchase... for around $150 bucks it looks like a great value.

Has anyone here found the need for the hood? it seems kind of useless... is there a hood from another lens that might work/function here?

And how about a carrying/protective case? Do most of you just stick this in your bag, or is there a need for some kind of pearstone/case etc?

thanks!!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: neuroanatomist on December 07, 2012, 12:26:35 PM
Has anyone here found the need for the hood? it seems kind of useless... is there a hood from another lens that might work/function here?

And how about a carrying/protective case? Do most of you just stick this in your bag, or is there a need for some kind of pearstone/case etc?

No point in the hood, at all.  I worked out the geometry some time back, and the dedicated hood for the 40/2.8 doesn't actually provide any optical benefit, from what I can tell.  It's too shallow to protect even a 14mm prime from flare.  Since it screws onto the extending front element, 'protection' is questionable, too.

The ES-62 hood (for the 50/1.8) with it's 52mm threaded adapter will fit on the 40/2.8.  It's much deeper, and reportedly doesn't vignette, but would likely provide some flare protection.

The 40/2.8 fits nicely in a Lowepro 8x6 case, but I just put it in my bag or more often, my pocket.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 07, 2012, 02:59:13 PM


And how about a carrying/protective case? Do most of you just stick this in your bag, or is there a need for some kind of pearstone/case etc?

thanks!!

I got a cheapie Matin neoprene case off Ebay that is nice for it because it will clip onto my belt or harness if I want to take it along in the field.  It also provides some decent protection and cost me under $5 shipped.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: rpt on December 07, 2012, 07:52:55 PM
First Ring shot with the 40mm Pancake with 12mm Tube. Its not perfect and i plan to use live view for better macro accuracy but its nice.
I did a little processing to the dress and flower shot too so maybe you like it maybe you don't but the 40 did a nice job @ F2.8.
I like the concept of the rings shot. Very elegant. I have a question. Three people got married? ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: neuroanatomist on December 07, 2012, 08:19:26 PM
I like the concept of the rings shot. Very elegant. I have a question. Three people got married? ;)

Been married?  ;)

Common custom is an engagement ring for the bride (the one with the larger gemstone), then wedding rings for both. At least, that's how my wife and I did it, 20 years ago next June - doesn't look like things have changed much.  :P
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: rpt on December 07, 2012, 08:26:26 PM
I like the concept of the rings shot. Very elegant. I have a question. Three people got married? ;)

Been married?  ;)
Oh yeah! Almost three decades now :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: EchoLocation on December 07, 2012, 09:12:48 PM
I'm planning on purchasing the 6D, so this will provide (I hope) a huge improvement.

Dou mind gifting me your old XT so i can gift it to my fiance`?
Sandy, why are you so pathetic? Is your whole point of being on CR to beg for gearheads to give you their old stuff? Does this work for you? Has anyone given you anything? Every time I see your name on this forum you are groveling for a stranger to give you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars of gear(check signature.) Is CR your night job after begging on the streets all day for change? I'm sorry for the rant, but it's been lame, and at this point you're basically just a parasite.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Scarpz13 on December 09, 2012, 04:51:22 PM
Has anyone here found the need for the hood? it seems kind of useless... is there a hood from another lens that might work/function here?

And how about a carrying/protective case? Do most of you just stick this in your bag, or is there a need for some kind of pearstone/case etc?

No point in the hood, at all.  I worked out the geometry some time back, and the dedicated hood for the 40/2.8 doesn't actually provide any optical benefit, from what I can tell.  It's too shallow to protect even a 14mm prime from flare.  Since it screws onto the extending front element, 'protection' is questionable, too.

The ES-62 hood (for the 50/1.8) with it's 52mm threaded adapter will fit on the 40/2.8.  It's much deeper, and reportedly doesn't vignette, but would likely provide some flare protection.

The 40/2.8 fits nicely in a Lowepro 8x6 case, but I just put it in my bag or more often, my pocket.

Thx for the advice, as always, Neuro.
I ordered my shorty 40 with ES-62 hood; skipped the case for now.

Appreciate it!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: NetDog on February 04, 2013, 02:02:11 PM
Just ordered a shorty, based upon the results i've seen in this thread. The fact that this lens is only £119 also helped! Can't wait for it to arrive!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: phixional ninja on February 04, 2013, 05:56:00 PM
I picked up the 40mm the last day it was $150 at Best Buy, figuring that I could always return it if I found no use for it.  I only finally got around to using it a few days ago, the return period already behind me.  Fortunately, I'm thrilled with it:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8188/8437513382_815d7e9caa_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phixional_ninja/8437513382/in/photostream/lightbox/)
1/4000s | f/9 | ISO400 | 40mm

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8183/8438109511_54e4f3813c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phixional_ninja/8438109511/in/photostream/lightbox/)
1/125s | f11 | ISO500 | 40mm

My shoulder bag gets pretty hefty with the 70-200 f4L, 100mm f2.8L, and 24-105mm.  The 40mm just replaced the 24-105mm, and I stitched panoramas out of 40mm shots when I wanted really wide shots (having moved to full frame really makes this more viable):

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8354/8436427665_89f1f734a3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phixional_ninja/8436427665/in/photostream/lightbox/)
1/40s | f2.8 | ISO800 | 40mm (six or seven shots merged)

I'm thinking that's a lot of performance for $150 and 4.6oz...
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Dylan777 on February 06, 2013, 01:34:33 AM
@ f2.8
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Dylan777 on February 06, 2013, 01:39:49 AM
another shot
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: bgran8 on February 06, 2013, 02:00:11 PM
Do new 40mm lenses come with the latest firmware? (I am guessing they do, but haven't found a source to back this up). If so, what number should I look for in the serial number to be sure the lens has the update? Thanks.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: NetDog on February 06, 2013, 03:54:30 PM
I wondered the same thing, as mine has not arrived yet. I downloaded the new firmware just to be sure.
On my camera, you can check the lens firmware version from the menu.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: NetDog on February 06, 2013, 04:02:52 PM
Just seen this.... may help?

Unless you very recently purchased your Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens, the answer to this question is probably "Yes". But, Canon Japan has published a serial number key to reliably determine that your EF 40m STM Lens needs the v1.2.0 Firmware Update.
 
If the third digit in the serial number is a 0, 1 or 2, the firmware update is needed:
 
xx0xxxxxxx, xx1xxxxxxx, xx2xxxxxxx
 
Otherwise, firmware version 1.2.0 or later has already been installed in the lens.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: bgran8 on February 06, 2013, 11:33:21 PM
Thanks! My third number is a 3 so I think I'm good.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Ido on February 16, 2013, 03:50:23 PM
40mm Pancake on Canon 60D

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8451/8036089717_f8968257c1_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8453/8035990242_7c2d2eaf4e_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/8011755581_3c5f0efc35_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8528/8479114689_1e4acfd4d9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: NetDog on February 16, 2013, 04:32:26 PM
Nice shots Ido.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: rpt on February 18, 2013, 09:41:52 AM
I'm liking this lens more and more. I think it's a more versatile standard lens than the 50mm because the focal length is very 'correct' for FF - the diagonal of FF is 43mm - and the slightly wider angle of view is useful.

In fact I think this will virtually replace my 50mm, I never used that lens below f2 anyway, and the build of the 40 - what there is of it - is much better than the 50 1.4
I agree. Infact I did not buy the 50mm lens with my 5D3 as the 50L was expensive and I did not want to get the 1.8 or 1.4. With the 40mm now I don't think I will get a 50mm lens unless I save up for the 50L and have already got the 24-70 2.8 and the 70-200 2.8 and a sharper looooooong lens...

Oh! Sporgon, I like the picture.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: NetDog on February 19, 2013, 01:33:11 PM
My Pancake turned up the other day. I noticed that it still had the old firmware, and therefore I needed to update to version 1.20.
The update failed numerous times, and I needed to unregister the battery, in order to get the update to install.
All good now though...
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Sporgon on February 19, 2013, 03:35:29 PM
Thanks for your compliment rpt.

My 40mm's serial number has 2 as the third digit so I guess it has the original firmware - seems to work just fine.

I've decided that I prefer the 'manual focus by wire' on the 40mm to the focus on non L lenses, you just have to trust somethings happened when you make a small movement !
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dolina on February 24, 2013, 04:59:08 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8383/8499745125_514dd1ed87_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8499745125/)
iMac to iMac (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8499745125/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

Left is the 2007 model and the right the 2012 model.

Settings: 1/80 ƒ/5.6 ISO160 40mm
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on February 24, 2013, 08:50:28 AM
Thanks to the pancake, the 5D2 became my P&S in my messenger bag while traveling.  Not quite pocket size, to be sure, but surprisingly portable.  I could pull it out to capture something like this while in the air on a business trip:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8523/8500639636_e934bef5e3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8500639636/)
Last Light over Quebec (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8500639636/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: J.R. on March 11, 2013, 07:09:26 AM
I can say that the 40mm is pretty nice  :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Rowbear on March 11, 2013, 08:23:00 AM
I can say that the 40mm is pretty nice  :)

I can say that your picture is pretty nice too :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: J.R. on March 11, 2013, 09:13:04 AM
I can say that the 40mm is pretty nice  :)

I can say that your picture is pretty nice too :)

Thanks Rowbear :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: ITshooter on March 25, 2013, 02:41:21 AM
It's easily my best "bang for your buck" lens. My 70-200mm f4L is probably my sharpest lens, but the 40mm f/2.8 is right there with it. Its auto focus is just fast enough to work with moving subjects. This is my most recent example-- sort of an experiment, and I don't think I'm quite satisfied yet. I was going for some kind of middle ground between photograph and colored pencil sketch. Anyway, it's a really useful, surprisingly versatile focal length for museums and general walk-around use. Wide enough on FF to get context but "normal" enough to closely frame subjects without worry too much about distortion.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: VitorMachado on April 15, 2013, 04:52:26 PM
I love this lens! Captured this of myself (trying out the WiFi remote capability). Very sharp lens I must admit, even wide open. I was doing some cropping of this exact image, and at 100% you can almost see the pores on my nose, lol.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8648835508_176c874c4c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitormachadophotography/8648835508/)
Doin' Business (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitormachadophotography/8648835508/#) by Vitor Machado Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/vitormachadophotography/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: señor Steve on April 15, 2013, 06:06:16 PM
6 frames stitched.  It's a good lens.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: LOALTD on April 15, 2013, 08:04:12 PM
Central Washington this past Saturday night, was looking to shoot the Northern Lights...ended up with this creepy cabin:
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 16, 2013, 09:32:13 AM
Central Washington this past Saturday night, was looking to shoot the Northern Lights...ended up with this creepy cabin:

Pretty nice consolation prize - that's a cool image!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: LOALTD on April 16, 2013, 06:47:01 PM
Central Washington this past Saturday night, was looking to shoot the Northern Lights...ended up with this creepy cabin:

Pretty nice consolation prize - that's a cool image!

I think so too!  The forecast was very un-optimistic, I almost didn't drive out there.  Really glad I did!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: rpt on April 16, 2013, 08:55:46 PM
Central Washington this past Saturday night, was looking to shoot the Northern Lights...ended up with this creepy cabin:

Pretty nice consolation prize - that's a cool image!

I think so too!  The forecast was very un-optimistic, I almost didn't drive out there.  Really glad I did!
My 2c - it's a lovely picture. Not a consolation prize. :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Old Shooter on April 17, 2013, 11:17:37 AM
This is such a great little vacation lens! And, according to FoCal, the second sharpest lens in my bag ahead of some L glass and my 50mm macro...

Here are some Jeepneys waiting at the ferry landing in Sabang... They always make me smile - like a Pixar film - I can just imagine them talking... ;D
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: J.R. on April 17, 2013, 11:20:41 AM
This is such a great little vacation lens! And, according to FoCal, the second sharpest lens in my bag ahead of some L glass and my 50mm macro...

Here are some Jeepneys waiting at the ferry landing in Sabang... They always make me smile - like a Pixar film - I can just imagine them talking... ;D

Nice colors ... I like it  :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: rpt on April 17, 2013, 12:01:53 PM
This is such a great little vacation lens! And, according to FoCal, the second sharpest lens in my bag ahead of some L glass and my 50mm macro...

Here are some Jeepneys waiting at the ferry landing in Sabang... They always make me smile - like a Pixar film - I can just imagine them talking... ;D

Nice colors ... I like it  :)
Yes, fabulous!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Old Shooter on April 19, 2013, 10:36:39 AM
Thanks gentlemen! Another thing to like - it is so small and unobtrusive - grabbing a quick shot like this does not arouse attention...

The fisherman displays his catch for the day and locals begin to gather and decide about dinner options...
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Pinchers of Peril on May 04, 2013, 05:18:30 PM
Wow these pics are amazing.  When this lens first came out I didn't even give it a second glance because I thought it was so random, but after seeing these pictures I actually sold my 35mm f2 and just ordered this lens.  I think it will be a great walk around for when I want a small set up. 
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: phixional ninja on May 04, 2013, 06:03:21 PM
I think it will be a great walk around for when I want a small set up.

I discovered that my 5D3 with the 40mm pancake will just fit in a Lowpro Edit 120.  It's a tiny bag, I've found it great for sticking in a larger backpack or taking out with friends to a restaurant for stuff like this:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8118/8708796118_70a2ac260d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phixional_ninja/8708796118/in/photostream/lightbox/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: CarlTN on May 04, 2013, 08:21:38 PM
I bought the 40mm pancake lens with my 6D, and I like it a lot.  Sharp to the corners wide open, nice color and contrast...not quite "L" quality, but the sharpness pretty much is.  Distortion also seems low.  Like others who have reviewed the lens at the various retail websites...I do find it to be a very tight fit when mounting.  As it begins to feel tight, I slowly unscrew a bit, then twist tight again...and it feels like it's not wearing the mount out too much.  I've mostly used other lenses with the 6D, but plan to use the little 40mm quite a bit more.

I also agree with the digital picture website's review, where they compare the 40mm pancake directly to the 50 f/1.8 ii.  The 40 absolutely kills it in most every aspect other than f/stop.  I'm glad I sold my "nifty fifty" over a year ago.  I don't miss it.  My Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 replaced it.  It is almost beyond "L" quality...but it is a manual lens.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dolina on May 20, 2013, 04:40:12 PM
Nice to see photos of the Philippines here.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5324/8754622880_20c5c63508_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8754622880/)
Namae (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8754622880/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: wellfedCanuck on June 10, 2013, 04:31:14 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellfedcanuck/9001424131/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellfedcanuck/9001424131/#)
6D, 40mm f2.8 1/200 ISO100
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: CarlTN on June 11, 2013, 12:08:21 AM
Sporgon, that's a great shot!

WellfedCanuck, cute dogs!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Rienzphotoz on June 11, 2013, 01:00:28 AM
Nice to see photos of the Philippines here.
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: verysimplejason on June 11, 2013, 02:10:39 AM
This is such a great little vacation lens! And, according to FoCal, the second sharpest lens in my bag ahead of some L glass and my 50mm macro...

Here are some Jeepneys waiting at the ferry landing in Sabang... They always make me smile - like a Pixar film - I can just imagine them talking... ;D

Hey, that's in my province.  Puerto Galera???  :)  Those jeepneys... It's only in the Philippines.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: thismercifulfate on June 15, 2013, 05:29:11 AM
I love this little lens! Here are some shots I took with it mounted on my 40D.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/892341_641447259204725_1805728484_o.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/965385_671438979538886_1784010178_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/966234_673038736045577_2085375379_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 19, 2013, 12:38:53 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3749/9086016130_e3463938bd.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9086016130/)
I Walked Alone (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/9086016130/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: CarlTN on June 20, 2013, 11:59:48 PM
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 21, 2013, 07:56:48 AM
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: paulc on June 23, 2013, 07:37:35 AM
I discovered that my 5D3 with the 40mm pancake will just fit in a Lowpro Edit 120.  It's a tiny bag, I've found it great for sticking in a larger backpack or taking out with friends to a restaurant for stuff like this:

Heck, a gripped 5DC with a 40 will fit in the little pouch past the bar on a rollercoaster.  That's simply not possible with anything that's not a pancake.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: ecka on June 23, 2013, 08:47:07 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2821/9115661038_0370b5928a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9115661038/)
IMG_0796 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9115661038/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5509/9116638272_844a94b05a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9116638272/)
IMG_0583 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9116638272/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: CarlTN on June 25, 2013, 06:02:34 PM
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 26, 2013, 08:27:02 AM
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?

They gave me the software; I am giving them a review in return.  It's a rough life 8)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: CarlTN on June 26, 2013, 01:42:37 PM
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?

They gave me the software; I am giving them a review in return.  It's a rough life 8)

Indeed.  I look forward to reading your review, I know you know what you're talking about!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on June 26, 2013, 07:24:11 PM
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?

They gave me the software; I am giving them a review in return.  It's a rough life 8)

Indeed.  I look forward to reading your review, I know you know what you're talking about!

Thanks, my friend.  I am also very blessed that Tamron just sent me a copy of the 70-200 VC to review.  I've started using it today.  And yes, I do have to send it back in a couple of weeks. ;D
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: CarlTN on June 27, 2013, 01:43:01 PM
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?

They gave me the software; I am giving them a review in return.  It's a rough life 8)

Indeed.  I look forward to reading your review, I know you know what you're talking about!

Thanks, my friend.  I am also very blessed that Tamron just sent me a copy of the 70-200 VC to review.  I've started using it today.  And yes, I do have to send it back in a couple of weeks. ;D

You're welcome!  Yes I saw that image in the other thread.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: CarlTN on July 22, 2013, 09:35:42 PM
Still loving this lens. It's probably not quite as good as the 50 1.4 across the frame at mid apertures, but I love the bokeh at 2.8

Nice shots.  Do you actually do panoramics with the 40mm pancake?  I've noticed what almost looks like a touch of mustache distortion in mine.  Seems like that would be a nightmare for stitching.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: So Seductive on August 12, 2013, 02:33:01 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/9494440169_9d9d7cf810_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafalwalisko/9494440169/)
some Flowers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafalwalisko/9494440169/#) by rafal.walisko (http://www.flickr.com/people/rafalwalisko/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 12, 2013, 06:49:21 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/9494440169_9d9d7cf810_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafalwalisko/9494440169/)
some Flowers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafalwalisko/9494440169/#) by rafal.walisko (http://www.flickr.com/people/rafalwalisko/), on Flickr

Lovely colors and great sharpness here.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 12, 2013, 06:51:09 PM
Still loving this lens. It's probably not quite as good as the 50 1.4 across the frame at mid apertures, but I love the bokeh at 2.8

Nice shots.  Do you actually do panoramics with the 40mm pancake?  I've noticed what almost looks like a touch of mustache distortion in mine.  Seems like that would be a nightmare for stitching.



We certainly do produce panoramics with the 40mm pancake; in fact that's what we bought them for. The 35L has gone the way of ebay. From what I can ascertain the 40 has virtually zero distortion, and a short nodal point, that's why it's our favourite lens for this job at the moment. I haven't come across any reviews that show the slightest 'mustache' distortion, even in Mexico.

Here's the latest shot we've done using the 40mm; it's the Lighthouse at Flamborough Head on the North East Coast of England. Got really lucky, arrived before dawn, thought it was going to be a wash out. Set up, then resorted to a pipe and coffee, before the sun broke through a clear horizon. Then it's a monumental panic to get all the frames and brackets off before the magic's gone.

That's a gorgeous bit of work there.  Great light, and I'm sure the original has some fabulous sharpness.  I would love to see Canon put out a few more pancakes for either FF or the EF-M mount.  The 22mm EF-M lens is a sweetheart, too, that in many ways reminds me of the 40mm
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: J.R. on August 13, 2013, 08:34:20 AM
Still loving this lens. It's probably not quite as good as the 50 1.4 across the frame at mid apertures, but I love the bokeh at 2.8

Nice shots.  Do you actually do panoramics with the 40mm pancake?  I've noticed what almost looks like a touch of mustache distortion in mine.  Seems like that would be a nightmare for stitching.

We certainly do produce panoramics with the 40mm pancake; in fact that's what we bought them for. The 35L has gone the way of ebay. From what I can ascertain the 40 has virtually zero distortion, and a short nodal point, that's why it's our favourite lens for this job at the moment. I haven't come across any reviews that show the slightest 'mustache' distortion, even in Mexico.

Here's the latest shot we've done using the 40mm; it's the Lighthouse at Flamborough Head on the North East Coast of England. Got really lucky, arrived before dawn, thought it was going to be a wash out. Set up, then resorted to a pipe and coffee, before the sun broke through a clear horizon. Then it's a monumental panic to get all the frames and brackets off before the magic's gone.

Nice work!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dolina on August 19, 2013, 11:49:13 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5324/8754622880_a1dcf6fb1d_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8754622880/)
Namae (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8754622880/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: ecka on August 21, 2013, 10:08:41 AM
6D + EF 40mm f/2.8 STM + 34mm Extension Tubes

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7443/9528424055_ec93e80f6b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9528424055/)
NanoSpider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9528424055/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5321/9550253814_c0fe62ea3f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9550253814/)
IMG_2410 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9550253814/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: CarlTN on August 27, 2013, 09:48:31 PM
6D + EF 40mm f/2.8 STM + 34mm Extension Tubes

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7443/9528424055_ec93e80f6b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9528424055/)
NanoSpider (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9528424055/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5321/9550253814_c0fe62ea3f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9550253814/)
IMG_2410 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9550253814/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

The bottom shot is nice.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: sandymandy on August 29, 2013, 02:44:48 AM
Yeah its really a porncake lens!!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: filo64 on August 29, 2013, 06:29:01 AM
Like 5pacedog's selfie on page five of this thread, I like to shoot it into the light. It resists loss of contrast very well.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on August 29, 2013, 08:56:53 AM
Like 5pacedog's selfie on page five of this thread, I like to shoot it into the light. It resists loss of contrast very well.

Nice high key work.  For the money, it's a fabulous little lens.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: ecka on September 06, 2013, 06:23:52 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5450/9676299046_b121e2bc27_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9676299046/)
IMG_1102 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9676299046/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3742/9676971755_9b1543f711_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9676971755/)
IMG_1079 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9676971755/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Rienzphotoz on September 12, 2013, 12:45:29 PM
Like 5pacedog's selfie on page five of this thread, I like to shoot it into the light. It resists loss of contrast very well.

Nice high key work.  For the money, it's a fabulous little lens.
+1
I need to use my shorty forty more often :-[
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: captainkanji on September 13, 2013, 03:09:08 AM
I'm going to use this lens as my full body/medium portrait lens at a Doctor Who convention this November.  I have the 24-105, but I want to try shooting primes, and I would like to keep the shutter below the flash synch.  I plan on using the rogue XL pro on my flash with a ttl cable hand held (civil war style :P).   Hopefully, I will be able to get the 135 f/2 to use for the staged event.  Lighting is very bad, but the 6D should handle it well.  I purchased the shorty forty for a cheap backup and have neglected it.  Shame on me.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Rienzphotoz on September 13, 2013, 04:23:33 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5324/8754622880_a1dcf6fb1d_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8754622880/)
Namae (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8754622880/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Beautiful Colors and a Beautiful Model = a beautiful image!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: J.R. on September 16, 2013, 11:28:58 AM
After starting a thread on how I was not using this lens much ... took it out for a spin over the weekend. Clicked with the 6D
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: ecka on September 16, 2013, 02:47:48 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/9775969801_9c529b15cd_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9775969801/)
IMG_3167 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9775969801/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5349/9777365695_c2ab057707_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9777365695/)
IMG_3208 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9777365695/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Pinchers of Peril on September 17, 2013, 01:05:21 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/9775969801_9c529b15cd_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9775969801/)
IMG_3167 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9775969801/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5349/9777365695_c2ab057707_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9777365695/)
IMG_3208 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9777365695/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

These pics are great.  What extension tubes do you use?  I've never worked with extension tubes before, but these pics are amazing and it's awesome that you took them with the shorty forty.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Pinchers of Peril on September 17, 2013, 01:06:56 PM
Also (and this maybe a stupid question, but like I said I have never used extension tubes) can you only use manual focus if you are using extension tubes?
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: ajfotofilmagem on September 17, 2013, 01:27:55 PM
Also (and this maybe a stupid question, but like I said I have never used extension tubes) can you only use manual focus if you are using extension tubes?
There are extension tubes that allow auto focus, it keeps the electrical connections between camera and lens, and start at $ 70, and work both autofocus and image stabilizer lens. There are also inexpensive extension tubes that do not allow the electrical connection between camera and lens. Beware of them, for some lens models, specifically Canon 40mm need electricity to even do manual focus. Therefore, it is mandatory for Canon 40mm extension tube with electrical contacts, even for manual focus.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: CarlTN on September 17, 2013, 01:31:27 PM
Also (and this maybe a stupid question, but like I said I have never used extension tubes) can you only use manual focus if you are using extension tubes?
There are extension tubes that allow auto focus, it keeps the electrical connections between camera and lens, and start at $ 70, and work both autofocus and image stabilizer lens. There are also inexpensive extension tubes that do not allow the electrical connection between camera and lens. Beware of them, for some lens models, specifically Canon 40mm need electricity to even do manual focus. Therefore, it is mandatory for Canon 40mm extension tube with electrical contacts, even for manual focus.

+1, good advice!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: ecka on September 17, 2013, 01:45:08 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/9775969801_9c529b15cd_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9775969801/)
IMG_3167 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9775969801/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5349/9777365695_c2ab057707_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9777365695/)
IMG_3208 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76678129@N07/9777365695/#) by ecka84 (http://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

These pics are great.  What extension tubes do you use?  I've never worked with extension tubes before, but these pics are amazing and it's awesome that you took them with the shorty forty.

Thanks :)

Also (and this maybe a stupid question, but like I said I have never used extension tubes) can you only use manual focus if you are using extension tubes?

I'm using the Marumi extension tube set (13+21+31). It seems like a decent quality product - metal mounts, lens electronics connection, metal lens release levers, while reasonably priced. It supports AF, which is not very usable at macro distances (just like with any other macro lens), but lens electronics support is needed to operate the manual focus of the 40STM, image stabilization, as well as aperture.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Pinchers of Peril on September 17, 2013, 03:11:51 PM
Also (and this maybe a stupid question, but like I said I have never used extension tubes) can you only use manual focus if you are using extension tubes?
There are extension tubes that allow auto focus, it keeps the electrical connections between camera and lens, and start at $ 70, and work both autofocus and image stabilizer lens. There are also inexpensive extension tubes that do not allow the electrical connection between camera and lens. Beware of them, for some lens models, specifically Canon 40mm need electricity to even do manual focus. Therefore, it is mandatory for Canon 40mm extension tube with electrical contacts, even for manual focus.

Awesome... thanks
+1, good advice!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: captainkanji on October 20, 2013, 12:12:27 AM
2013 Makanda Vulture Fest
Canon 6D
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/10373798265_343594c184_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/10373800155_e14466f79d_c.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/10373962223_2a17386e14_c.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/10373750014_7fffb11d61_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: xvnm on October 20, 2013, 12:52:27 AM
(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17291.0;attach=37687)

Canon 70d, f/4, 1/100s, ISO 400, straight out of the camera (RAW convert by Canon DPP).

100% crop from the lower left corner:

(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17291.0;attach=37688)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Pandypix on October 21, 2013, 05:25:49 AM
I wish I had not looked at the photos here I will be off to see my friend at the camera shop. He quoted me a few days ago and offered to order it in
Saying it may be one for his kit as well.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Rienzphotoz on October 22, 2013, 09:13:00 AM
I like to use it with a Big hood - three times larger than the lens  ;D
WOW ... that is one helluva BIG hood for a tiny lens.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: adebrophy on October 23, 2013, 04:22:55 PM
Panorama from the balcony of the Palais de Festival, Cannes. 14 shots with the shorty 40.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/10376323465_2e29f58f50_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: CarlTN on October 25, 2013, 04:50:35 PM
It also seems to be a great moonlight lens.

I like to use it with a Big hood - three times larger than the lens  ;D

Nice shot of the Pleiades!  They look larger than I would think they would be at 40mm...is this slightly cropped?
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Sporgon on October 25, 2013, 06:35:09 PM
It also seems to be a great moonlight lens.

I like to use it with a Big hood - three times larger than the lens  ;D

Nice shot of the Pleiades!  They look larger than I would think they would be at 40mm...is this slightly cropped?

Yes it is cropped in ! Well spotted, I'm impressed.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: silversurfer96 on October 25, 2013, 07:21:34 PM
Love this little lens.  For the price and the image quality you get out of this little guy, it's the best bang for the buck.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: CarlTN on October 25, 2013, 07:28:03 PM
It also seems to be a great moonlight lens.

I like to use it with a Big hood - three times larger than the lens  ;D

Nice shot of the Pleiades!  They look larger than I would think they would be at 40mm...is this slightly cropped?

Yes it is cropped in ! Well spotted, I'm impressed.

Thanks.  I've been doing some night sky stuff for a few years now.  Recently was doing this section of the sky along with Andromeda and the Milky Way, with my 135 f/2, with the pancake, and with my new Sigma 24mm f/1.8.  Also used the 24-105.  They all have a bit of coma toward the corners, with the Sigma 24mm having the worst by far, at apertures wider than about f/4.5 anyway.  But I think I can live with it for the price.  It's a fun lens...they all are, haha.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dolina on October 27, 2013, 04:01:35 PM
The car was parked perfectly and the parking lot was so out of place in terms of quality of workmanship.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/10508259355_9cdd4f6c3c_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10508259355/)
Subaru BRZ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10508259355/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Mr Bean on November 09, 2013, 04:06:04 PM
Love this little lens.  For the price and the image quality you get out of this little guy, it's the best bang for the buck.
+1. I'm finding I have it on the camera probably 75% of the time, rather than the 50mm f1.4 as its very compact, sharper and has great contrast. A very underrated lens.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Rienzphotoz on November 10, 2013, 02:10:08 AM
Love this little lens.  For the price and the image quality you get out of this little guy, it's the best bang for the buck.
+1 ... due to its real small size, I carry it all the time now as a back up lens (it easily fits inside the smallest pocket of my Case Logic SLR Sling SLRC-205) ... just yesterday I dropped my 16-35 L II lens and did not have a substitute so I used the 40mm for a little while, before I gently broke the filter glass and continued on with the 16-35 ... the 40mm came in real handy to get the job done ... if it wan't the shorty forty I would have missed some very critical footage.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Solar Eagle on December 20, 2013, 09:02:41 PM
Took this with the 6D and 40mm combo, otherwise known as my Hand Cannon. :) 


Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: J.R. on February 22, 2014, 09:03:51 AM
Sometimes, the 40mm is the widest lens I'm carrying ... works pretty well IMHO, even though the plane of focus is slightly off
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 22, 2014, 10:26:31 AM
Sometimes, the 40mm is the widest lens I'm carrying ... works pretty well IMHO, even though the plane of focus is slightly off
Why do you say that? ... that images looks perfectly focused, very pleasing and nice indeed.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: drmikeinpdx on February 23, 2014, 10:01:44 AM
I've been using my 40 mostly as an indoor lens for people or things like museum exhibits.  I used it last week when I did a "house call" for my boudoir business.  Here is an example:

(http://www.beyondboudoirphoto.com/img/s5/v132/p468210729-5.jpg)

This is at F/2.8 which gives me the DOF I'm looking for.  This is with a 5D3.

If you would like to see more images from this shoot, you can go to my blog http://www.beyondboudoirphoto.com/blog/2014/2/beyond-boudoir-photo-makes-a-house-call (http://www.beyondboudoirphoto.com/blog/2014/2/beyond-boudoir-photo-makes-a-house-call)

Be advised that the first four images are safe for work.  After that they are NSFW.  You have been warned. :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 23, 2014, 10:07:14 AM
I've been using my 40 mostly as an indoor lens for people or things like museum exhibits.  I used it last week when I did a "house call" for my boudoir business.  Here is an example:

(http://www.beyondboudoirphoto.com/img/s5/v132/p468210729-5.jpg)

This is at F/2.8 which gives me the DOF I'm looking for.  This is with a 5D3.

If you would like to see more images from this shoot, you can go to my blog http://www.beyondboudoirphoto.com/blog/2014/2/beyond-boudoir-photo-makes-a-house-call (http://www.beyondboudoirphoto.com/blog/2014/2/beyond-boudoir-photo-makes-a-house-call)

Be advised that the first four images are safe for work.  After that they are NSFW.  You have been warned. :)
Very tastefully done ... AWESOME!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: drmikeinpdx on February 23, 2014, 10:34:22 PM
Thanks Rienzphotoz!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: CarlTN on February 28, 2014, 04:50:58 AM
A visit to Nottingham University - more expense coming  :(

Took my point-and-shoot @ f2.8 ( 5D + 40 pancake).

If that's your daughter, congrats!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: ajfotofilmagem on March 02, 2014, 06:13:00 PM
A visit to Nottingham University - more expense coming  :(
Took my point-and-shoot @ f2.8 ( 5D + 40 pancake).
If that's your daughter, congrats!
;D ;), yes she gets her looks from me.
Congratulations, even if it appears to the mother. ??? Means you have chosen a beautiful woman to be your wife. ;) In fact, when I meet an interesting woman I like to look at her mother. ::) It gives me a sense of how it will be beautiful in 20 years. ;D
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 12, 2014, 07:27:36 AM
Here's another 40 Pancake shot, this time a panoramic of North Landing, a cove just North of Flamborough Head, famous for it's chalk cliffs and nesting sea birds.

5DII + 40mm @ 1/200, f9, ISO 160. Hand held five frame pano.

It was a very misty morning, but the sun broke through for about one minute, then everything was covered in a blanket of fog again. No time for a tripod.
That's awesome, too bad weather was not perfect for the cliffs in the background ... still a very beautiful handheld landscape image.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: lundstrom.emil on March 15, 2014, 01:24:46 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/13160507403_2df603e3c3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/13160507403/)
I see you (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/13160507403/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dpc on April 13, 2014, 06:41:25 PM
Orchids with applied vignetting.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dpc on April 13, 2014, 06:43:13 PM
Roof girders in large greenhouse
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dpc on April 13, 2014, 06:44:34 PM
Interior of greenhouse
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dpc on April 13, 2014, 06:46:29 PM
Interior of greenhouse
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: CarlTN on April 16, 2014, 10:32:47 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/13160507403_2df603e3c3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/13160507403/)
I see you (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/13160507403/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

Very good shot!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dolina on May 03, 2014, 10:50:58 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7383/14095940924_e05822baf2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ntBo9d)It is always Darkest before the Dawn (https://flic.kr/p/ntBo9d) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Sporgon on May 03, 2014, 12:18:28 PM
Here's another 40 Pancake shot, this time a panoramic of North Landing, a cove just North of Flamborough Head, famous for it's chalk cliffs and nesting sea birds.

5DII + 40mm @ 1/200, f9, ISO 160. Hand held five frame pano.

It was a very misty morning, but the sun broke through for about one minute, then everything was covered in a blanket of fog again. No time for a tripod.
That's awesome, too bad weather was not perfect for the cliffs in the background ... still a very beautiful handheld landscape image.

Thanks Rienz ! Very kind of you. I was pleased with this one, especially as I wasn't going to be bothered with calling in - the weather looked too bad.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: ecka on May 03, 2014, 01:00:26 PM
6D + EF 40mm f/2.8 STM + 13mm Extension Tube

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2929/13910548697_08f3bd767d_c.jpg)
 (https://flic.kr/p/ncecuv)IMG_4265 (https://flic.kr/p/ncecuv) by ecka84 (https://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: BL on May 10, 2014, 03:44:19 AM
one of my favs for sure paired with the M

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3802/12357771184_f008935d6e_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dolina on May 17, 2014, 12:50:58 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5559/14203254902_8fc91d3487_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nD6oRd)Sky Hub (https://flic.kr/p/nD6oRd) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

Settings: 1/200 f/6.3 40mm ISO 160 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/14203254902/meta)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 26, 2014, 10:53:22 AM
one of my favs for sure paired with the M

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3802/12357771184_f008935d6e_c.jpg)
Nicely vivid shot!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dolina on June 02, 2014, 12:07:05 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2919/14126930718_fbc2019289_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nwmdk1)
Tacloban Fish Shed (https://flic.kr/p/nwmdk1) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

This was photographed at was once a very busy and bustling "Fish Shed" for the city of Tacloban that serviced most of the seafood requirement of Eastern Visayas. After nearly 7 months the people who worked there are building back and going back to business as usual.

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/zzv8W (https://goo.gl/maps/zzv8W)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dolina on June 07, 2014, 09:13:02 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2912/14358244463_9b4fbd994d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nSMKR2)
Two-spot red snapper (Lutjanus bohar) (https://flic.kr/p/nSMKR2) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

This Two-spot red snapper, Lutjanus bohar (local name "Maya-maya") is a regular catch at the Tacloban Fish Shed. I was told that this snapper is estimated to be about 5kg and that in bulk price it sells for $2.27/lbs.

If I had a proper kitchen to work in I would've bought this fish outright and make lunch!

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/sXcma (https://goo.gl/maps/sXcma)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Vossie on August 22, 2014, 09:31:15 AM
I have started to explore a bit with street photography this summer. Like the shorty forty a lot for that and because of its size its no effort to carry your camera along. On some occasions it's slightly narrow for street, so will be looking at a 35mm soon (likely the f2 IS).

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3915/14997735535_9963215872_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oRijga)
5D3 with shorty forty @f/2.8, ISO800, 1/5000, natural light, desaturated and vignette added in post. My wife was the model here :)

Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: ajperk on August 28, 2014, 09:24:05 AM
I really enjoy this little lens on my 6D, and I hope Canon produces some more pancake lenses in the same price range.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: candyman on August 28, 2014, 10:19:02 AM
I have started to explore a bit with street photography this summer. Like the shorty forty a lot for that and because of its size its no effort to carry your camera along. On some occasions it's slightly narrow for street, so will be looking at a 35mm soon (likely the f2 IS).

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3915/14997735535_9963215872_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oRijga)
5D3 with shorty forty @f/2.8, ISO800, 1/5000, natural light, desaturated and vignette added in post. My wife was the model here :)


Very nice! I Like the framing and composition. Also the lighting. Well done
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Vossie on August 28, 2014, 04:18:51 PM
Very nice! I Like the framing and composition. Also the lighting. Well done

Thank you candyman!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dpc on September 02, 2014, 11:12:12 AM
Flower
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: candyman on September 02, 2014, 12:02:41 PM
Flower
I like this flower. Thanks!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dpc on September 02, 2014, 01:40:56 PM
Flower
I like this flower. Thanks!


Thanks
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: captainkanji on September 11, 2014, 10:11:53 PM
Traveling Vietnam War Memorial, September 11, 2014.  Carbondale, IL.

Canon 6D
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3860/15025502899_39e8cd63a2_b.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5551/15209220871_0e3e8975b0_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3924/15025492259_7f77f8e045_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: tolusina on September 12, 2014, 02:11:59 AM
Traveling Vietnam War Memorial, September 11, 2014.  Carbondale, IL.

Canon 6D
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3860/15025502899_39e8cd63a2_b.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5551/15209220871_0e3e8975b0_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3924/15025492259_7f77f8e045_b.jpg)
Thank you for going, shooting and posting.
They call it "The Moving Wall", an aptly descriptive name.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: StudentOfLight on January 23, 2015, 04:45:52 PM
I have started to explore a bit with street photography this summer. Like the shorty forty a lot for that and because of its size its no effort to carry your camera along. On some occasions it's slightly narrow for street, so will be looking at a 35mm soon (likely the f2 IS).

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3915/14997735535_9963215872_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oRijga)
5D3 with shorty forty @f/2.8, ISO800, 1/5000, natural light, desaturated and vignette added in post. My wife was the model here :)
Very nice! I Like the framing and composition. Also the lighting. Well done

+1, Good choice to add the letterboxing, it looks like a screenshot from a movie.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dolina on April 08, 2015, 08:14:28 AM
Most compact, lightest and cheapest modern prime lens with L-like image quality....

What is there to dislike other than it isn't a f/2.0.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7630/17076945545_63039b8b3a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s22NXB)
小田原魚市場場外市場 港の台所 なみ (https://flic.kr/p/s22NXB) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

http://odawara-nami.jp/
https://www.facebook.com/odawaranami
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dpc on April 08, 2015, 10:25:08 AM
It's a very nice lens.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dpc on April 08, 2015, 10:34:56 AM
Leaf in snow (not to overstate the obvious)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dolina on April 14, 2015, 12:44:16 PM
I visited Japan for the Cherry Blossom Festival... I really wish I could work/study/live there.

Dream Car

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8691/16527731923_d3f68a70d8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rbuWTe)
Subaru Levorg (https://flic.kr/p/rbuWTe) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7686/17147908455_10b4891210_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s8ivL4)Subaru Levorg (https://flic.kr/p/s8ivL4) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: ecka on April 17, 2015, 12:10:41 PM
6D + EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8745/16981642960_4467a6a8a3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rSBmPA)
IMG_5817 (https://flic.kr/p/rSBmPA) by ecka84 (https://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 17, 2015, 10:01:42 PM
6D + EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8745/16981642960_4467a6a8a3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rSBmPA)
IMG_5817 (https://flic.kr/p/rSBmPA) by ecka84 (https://www.flickr.com/people/76678129@N07/), on Flickr

That's a lovely shot.  Great color and nice bokeh.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dolina on April 21, 2015, 01:05:51 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8762/17026151288_78f514f032_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rWxtAy)
Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (https://flic.kr/p/rWxtAy) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

The black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) is a small gull which breeds in much of Europe and Asia, and also in coastal eastern Canada. Most of the population is migratory, wintering further south, but some birds in the milder westernmost areas of Europe are resident. Some birds will also spend the winter in northeastern North America, where it was formerly known as the common black-headed gull. As is the case with many gulls, it had previously been placed in the genus Larus.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-headed_gull

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamashita_Park in Japan
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dolina on April 22, 2015, 07:48:48 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8754/17233216615_5d50005821_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sfQJUp)Odawara Castle Cherry Blossoms (https://flic.kr/p/sfQJUp) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

EXIF: f/5.6 40mm 1/160 ISO 160 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/17233216615/meta)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odawara_Castle in Japan
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: candyman on April 22, 2015, 10:58:36 AM


Odawara Castle Cherry Blossoms (https://flic.kr/p/sfQJUp) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

EXIF: f/5.6 40mm 1/160 ISO 160 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/17233216615/meta)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odawara_Castle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odawara_Castle) in Japan


Oh, very nice Paolo!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 22, 2015, 03:14:22 PM


Odawara Castle Cherry Blossoms (https://flic.kr/p/sfQJUp) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

EXIF: f/5.6 40mm 1/160 ISO 160 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/17233216615/meta)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odawara_Castle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odawara_Castle) in Japan


Oh, very nice Paolo!

Definitely.  The 40mm is a nice counterpart to carrying a big telephoto.  Throw it in a pocket and pull it out if you need something wider.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: dolina on April 22, 2015, 05:23:18 PM
Thank you candyman and Dustin.

I often use the pancake as my "lenscap" whenever I go birding to document a trip with fellow birders in tow.

I really appreciated the portability of the lens while I was traveling in Japan. It beats carrying any EF lens much less any L lens.

My sole complaint is that it was not offered with a f/2.0 aperture like Voigtlander.

This lens swore me off the 35/1.4 L II.

(http://playgrounddad.nextimpulsemedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/pancakelens-e1347032543904.jpg)

Wonder if it'll get out resolved by the 7D Mark II or 5DS R.  ;D
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: bod on April 27, 2015, 07:47:09 AM
Throw it in a pocket and pull it out if you need something wider.

+++1 Usually gets slipped in the bag or brought along when I travel light. Sharp and reliable and with me. A handy focal length either on my 6D or my old 500D as shown here.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Pinchers of Peril on July 21, 2015, 10:14:24 PM
Heart and Soul
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Click on July 21, 2015, 10:38:19 PM
Heart and Soul


So cute  :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Oneand0 on July 22, 2015, 01:17:21 AM
Bonsai Rock!
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Sporgon on August 13, 2015, 04:01:32 PM
Such a great little lens; thought I should give it another outing. It has started playing up now and again but I think that is because I got it wet in Wales.

As I like this one so much I guess i ought to get the 50 STM too given how cheap it is.

Canon 5DII + 40 pancake @ f/2.8 Ai servo as the baby just wouldn't stay still.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: captainkanji on June 07, 2016, 11:09:47 AM
Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku Tokyo
Canon 6D
f/2.8, ISO 3200, 1/400
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7598/26627156994_2a8a76a8d2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GyX96G)
0244_Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku Tokyo (https://flic.kr/p/GyX96G) by William Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainkanji/), on Flickr

f/4.0, ISO 800, 1/125
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7127/26627168564_a1a36c2bbd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GyXcxb)
0237_Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku Tokyo (https://flic.kr/p/GyXcxb) by William Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainkanji/), on Flickr

f/4.0, ISO 800, 1/400
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7639/27136783612_14ccd9e6de_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HkZ7kw)
0241_Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku Tokyo (https://flic.kr/p/HkZ7kw) by William Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainkanji/), on Flickr

f/4.0, ISO 800, 1/80
Hard to find CA in here :p
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7489/27199714856_c3aca21f43_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HrxDAY)
0240_Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku Tokyo (https://flic.kr/p/HrxDAY) by William Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainkanji/), on Flickr

Insane lighting.  I was definitely out of my league here.
f/2.8, ISO 6400, 1/800
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7011/26628287453_4bfa52414b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Gz3W9n)
0243_Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku Tokyo (https://flic.kr/p/Gz3W9n) by William Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainkanji/), on Flickr

f/2.8, ISO 1600, 1/400
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7235/26958822120_e523c0cc29_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H5g1zW)
0245_Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku Tokyo (https://flic.kr/p/H5g1zW) by William Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainkanji/), on Flickr

f/2.8, ISO 12800, 1/800
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7515/26958806070_16f851fd65_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H5fVPd)
0256_Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku Tokyo (https://flic.kr/p/H5fVPd) by William Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainkanji/), on Flickr

f/2.8, ISO 6400, 1/100
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7436/26627136964_60d2487f7d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GyX39m)
0258_Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku Tokyo (https://flic.kr/p/GyX39m) by William Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainkanji/), on Flickr

f/2.8, ISO 6400, 1/400
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7718/27164875561_021b9699ac_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hot66t)
0266_Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku Tokyo (https://flic.kr/p/Hot66t) by William Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainkanji/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: captainkanji on June 07, 2016, 11:41:55 AM
Love Memorial in Shinjuku Tokyo
f/4.0, ISO 800, 1/80
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7149/27165119711_ab25805baa_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HoukEX)
0231_Love Memorial, Shinjuku Tokyo (https://flic.kr/p/HoukEX) by William Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainkanji/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: captainkanji on June 07, 2016, 11:55:33 AM
Shinkansen is the best way to travel.
f/8.0, ISO 100, 1/80
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7311/26957766710_196be56d67_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H5aARd)
0006_Shinkansen_Tokyo (https://flic.kr/p/H5aARd) by William Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/captainkanji/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Click on June 07, 2016, 05:21:16 PM
Great looking train.  8)
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: PhotoGuy on June 09, 2016, 12:10:37 PM
Great resistance to flare and beautiful sunstars make this one of my most used lenses
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Click on June 09, 2016, 05:26:39 PM
Great resistance to flare and beautiful sunstars make this one of my most used lenses


Lovely light. Very nice shot, Guy.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: funkboy on June 10, 2016, 04:32:54 AM
Skiing near Flaine, France.  6D & Canon 40mm pancake, which is the best way to cram a 6D into a ski jacket pocket.
(http://funk.nu/pix/ski-flaine-1.jpg)

The sky really does come out like that above 3000 meters if you position the sun correctly at the right time of day (at a 90° angle to the sky you want to shoot).  Didn't use a polarizer and less than a minute of PP in LR.
Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: LoneRider on September 27, 2016, 11:37:27 PM
There are some awesome pictures in this thread, here is a meager addition from me

Title: Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
Post by: Crapking on August 24, 2017, 10:18:04 AM
https://flic.kr/p/XwEQpF