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Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« on: July 25, 2013, 10:18:06 AM »
     I was on the verge of getting a compact for keeping it light when it dawned on me that maybe a 40mm lens on my Rebel would be compact enough without the added effort of learning a new system.
     Any thoughts on a pancake lens on a DSLR instead of the best compact known to man would be GREAT.
     Thanks.
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Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« on: July 25, 2013, 10:18:06 AM »

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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 10:21:42 AM »
The 18-55mm is better than any compact when on a rebel. Unless you need a superzoom.  :P

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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 10:26:36 AM »
100D + 40 STM is an appealing combo! :)
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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 10:32:03 AM »
100D + 40 STM is an appealing combo! :)

Is the 100D the SL1?  Definitely appealing.

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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 12:49:18 AM »
you'll have a hard time finding a compact camera for the price of the 40mm and the difference in sensor size
does make a difference. 

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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2013, 02:18:14 AM »
The 40mm's size on a Rebel does make it really handy, in fact even on a 5D it transforms the cameras bulk.

Trouble is though, on an APS camera you get a FoV of 64mm, which may be restrictive as an only lens.

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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2013, 03:21:48 AM »
After I owned the 40mm I rarely used my S95. Iused it a lot with my 40D, IQ is great, 65mm equiv focal length suits my needs very well. The 40D with this tiny lens is a VERY compact system which is comfortable to "wear". If I ever go into FF it will be my "moderate wide angle",
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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2013, 03:21:48 AM »

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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2013, 03:48:00 AM »
I highly recommend the Sony RX100 as a compact companion.
Sure, it has a smaller sensor, but it is almost always with me.
This is the reason, I have a compact.
Much smaller then a DLSR, much better IQ then the camera on my cellphone.

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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2013, 06:37:16 AM »
40mm might be a little bit tight.  24 or 28mm might be more appropriate unless you're taking mostly people/portrait shots.  Why not an EOS-M + 22mm pancake? RX100 is also nice if it's ok with you to learn another system.  A S110 is also nice but it'll struggle a little bit at night.  You'll have to apply more NR later if you want your pictures to be usable but definitely it's enough for most applications unless you want to print large pictures.

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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2013, 09:54:59 PM »
I use it on my 5dII all the time and I can shove the whole thing into a tiny Lowepro Adventura 120 bag.  I've managed to get the 5dII and the 28 2.8 IS into the same bag but it was a squeeze.  I agree with the poster who mentioned it might be a tight angle of view on a crop sensor.
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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2013, 10:52:48 PM »
The pancake for sure gives you bang for the buck. I think it's a fun little lens only con is the relatively slow AF speed in my opinion. But IQ is very good indeed.
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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2013, 02:41:36 AM »
I got the pancake when I bought my 5DIII - worth every penny! Great little vacation/walk around lens... Doesn't get the stares like the big, red ring... Also, the only lens I own that gets its highest sharpness score on FoCal WIDE OPEN... I leave it on my 5DIII instead of a body cap - it's that small...
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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2013, 05:08:22 AM »
EOS M + 22 is almost like compact camera.
40 pancake is great, but you need small body to feel it compact(SL1, 700D) :)

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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2013, 05:08:22 AM »

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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2013, 05:44:45 AM »
40mm crop is not a nice focal length.

I would say get an rx100. It's conpact and produces stunning iq that I would say rivals entry level dslrs. (I own an rx100)
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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2013, 07:07:14 AM »
I had this issue when thinking about the Sigma 35mm 1.4 or a compact.
In the end I went for a Fuji X100s. Second hand.

It's a great camera fixed 35mm. It means I have a great compact. I've no regrets.
I have the 40mm lens amnd it's great but I don't use it much.
I happen to like the 50mm 1.4 .
It's maybe not as sharp but I like the image and the possibilities at 1.4
You won't go to far wrong either way.

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Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2013, 07:07:14 AM »