« on: August 26, 2012, 06:49:44 AM »
Don't let it bother you. Like others have said, the majority of people will never appreciate the work that goes into creating 'good' photographs, so don't even bother.
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Does the shorty-forty not take filters?
It does - has a 52mm thread (that also serves as a mount for the dedicated - and basically useless - lens hood). But I don't use a filter on it for two reasons. First, the front element is tiny, and the cost of the lens is low. Second, amd most importantly, the reason I use the 40/2.8 is for portability - it's a thin enough lens that when mounted on the camera, I can slip the setup into a Lowepro Utility Bag 100 AW, and that can go inside my laptop satchel, etc. Likewise, when shooting with another lens, the 40/2.8 easily fits in a pocket. Adding a filter would make it slightly thicker, enough to limit the utility, IMO (the lens protrudes such a short distance from the body than even a 3.4mm XS-Pro filter is a significant proportion of that thickness!).
I advised about 3 or 4 people in the last week to buy Nikon, and it really hurt! I still love my Canon gear, but Canon left a deep scar with the delays of the 1D X, the delays in the 5D III and now the EOS 650.
Sure. I agree that there is not much spill on the grass and there could maybe be a little bit more.You misunderstand me - it is quite a striking look and I wouldn't suggest to change it. But it drew me in and I was just intrigued by how it was done.
In case anyone was wondering, the EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake lens is in AF Group D on the 5DIII/1D X, meaning despite the f/2.8 aperture, it activates only the center (1 of 5) high-precision f/2.8 AF points, and also only activates the inner columns (10 of 20) of the f/4-sensitive crosses.This is interesting news and I'll admit it's curbed my enthusiasm for the shorty forty. I may not pick one up after all.