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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 06, 2012, 03:19:39 PM »

Here it is

Here’s a photo of the upcoming Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake lens. It looks like it has a 52mm filter thread, so this thing really is tiny!


Pricing?

I’ve heard that pricing will be sub $200, waiting on confirmation of that.


What’s a pancake lens?

I still get this question a bunch, so here’s a great article from B&H about the little lenses.


 


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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 06, 2012, 03:19:39 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 03:26:54 PM »
maybe im strange.. but an EF 40mm f2.8 pancake, im not interested at all.
a faster one.. maybe.. but this.... nah!

but im curious what canon has in mind .....




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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 03:33:19 PM »
Awww that things so cute! looks like you should be able stack them  ;D

Would be fun on a rebel but looks more like a mirrorless lens to me

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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 03:38:40 PM »
I really don't get it. I'm a crop shooter and this focal length seems too long for a walk around lens and is there really any benefit to something this small on the FF bodies?

30mm or so and you might have sold me, besides it isn't as if my 35mm f2 is all that big.

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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 03:47:02 PM »
Would a lens hood screw onto the filter then?

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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 03:48:28 PM »
It definitely looks interesting and cute, but the fact that it's rather slow, I'd still choose my Voigtlander 40mm f/2.

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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 03:50:47 PM »
Would a lens hood screw onto the filter then?


Yep. That's how most older style lens hoods work. Lens cap goes over the hood then, at least on the ones I have.

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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 03:51:56 PM »
maybe it is for the 1.3 crop sensor mirrorless - anounced "sooner than later" :D

*just dreaming*

looks fun to me. lets hope it is not too pricy. might get one if it's priced similar to the 50 1.8 :)
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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2012, 03:58:43 PM »
I love it!  Definitely interested.  Is there room for an AF motor in there?  If not, I'd probably prefer the Voigtlander version that has another stop of aperture.

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 04:00:01 PM »
I love it!  Definitely interested.  Is there room for an AF motor in there?  If not, I'd probably prefer the Voigtlander version that has another stop of aperture.

If there's an AF/MF switch, I assume there's a motor

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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2012, 04:02:40 PM »
If there's an AF/MF switch, I assume there's a motor
Yep, that's what I was thinking.

And I still don't know what to make of this. If it means the mirrorless will have EF mount, awesome. If not, then its just a strange lens. Too slow to be worth it over the 50mm f/1.8 (and probably more expensive)...not much cheaper than a 35mm f/2...no IS to make it like the 24 and 28mm lenses. It doesn't really fit obviously within any strategy area. Just seems like they wanted a pancake lens for the sake of having one.

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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2012, 04:03:15 PM »
I'm getting one. Definitely.

I have the CV Ultron, and it's my daily driver, but I'm a pancake junkie, and 40mm is my favourite focal length. Haven't got any AF ones yet, though, so this'll be a nice occasional change from the Ultron. Looks like it's slightly smaller, too.

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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2012, 04:11:30 PM »
wish it was white  ;D

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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2012, 04:27:51 PM »
Starting to look like f2.8 is going to be the standard minimum for non L primes.... 

This could mean two things, Canon pushing people into buying top end primes for anything less, or alternatively realignment of the ranges to have f2.8 "cheap" primes, entry level L primes and moving the current top range primes up the price list.
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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2012, 04:36:05 PM »
This might be my dream lens I really waited for ... and I will buy one if it has good IQ, good close focus range and costs less than 300EUR/$.

I liked the 24 mm for crop cameras which correspond to 40 mm for FF cameras and that new thing might be a great lens for FF cams, hopefuly a mirrorless FF which accepts EF-S lenses.

I am really dazzled ... I hoped for so long that canon will produce a 40mm lens with compact design ...and they really do it ... pure fun ...
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Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2012, 04:36:05 PM »