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jebrady03

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My review of the 40mm STM
« on: April 21, 2013, 02:10:19 AM »
For $150, just buy it.

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I just received mine Friday, unboxed it, screwed it on to my 60D and rushed out the door to pick up my baby girl and then head over to my wife's work outing.  The sun had already set behind the trees at the park (but not set on the horizon) when I snagged this pic (this is literally a snap shot and that's it - didn't have time or space to maneuver for anything more significant as I was SURROUNDED by people behind me and my wife was 2 seconds from handing me my little girl to take part in a 3-legged relay race)

**I just realized upon previewing this post that CR downsizes pics.  So, just copy the url and paste for 1200 pixel wide versions of these pics**



That was shot at f/2.8, 1/200, ISO100 from a few feet away.  PP'ing was all done in DPP and consists of DLO correction as well as other lens aberration corrections, sharpening @ 4 and RGB sharpening @ 125.

What's pretty amazing (to me anyway - perhaps y'all disagree) is the 100% crop



Color me impressed!

I managed to pick mine up for $142 (thanks to a heads-up on this site) from Adorama right as the rebates went into effect.  I haven't spent $142 more efficiently since I took my first picture.

Any thoughts?

Also, I've just used DLO for the first time today.  Anyone have any recommendations for a standard setting for the slider bar?  I think this one was at 65.  Thanks!

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My review of the 40mm STM
« on: April 21, 2013, 02:10:19 AM »

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Re: My review of the 40mm STM
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 08:12:50 AM »
Lovely capture! Beautiful expression.
Btw did your wife win the three legged race?

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Re: My review of the 40mm STM
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 09:29:41 AM »
Thanks!

Is was a relay race and her team did not.  However, she won her leg of the 3-legged race!

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Re: My review of the 40mm STM
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 12:04:48 PM »
Thanks!

Is was a relay race and her team did not.  However, she won her leg of the 3-legged race!
Cool! A three legged race is fun! Both to participate in and to watch. My boss and I ran one six or so years back (the last three legged race I have run) and won! It surprised us both. It was a matter of "marching to a beat". The rest of the competition was young. Put another way, I bring up the average age in the company ;)
So while most were in a hurry and falling down, we the "slow and steady" and managed to complete the course with just one mishap.


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Re: My review of the 40mm STM
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 10:00:44 PM »
Ordered mine few days ago and hopefully will get it tomorrow!  :)

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Re: My review of the 40mm STM
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