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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #150 on: July 10, 2012, 06:54:48 PM »
MF has been unavailable at times but AF has worked just fine.

You need to press the shutter button half way to send power to the lens to get MF to work. I too forget its a stm lens and wonder whats wrong with the manual focus at times.

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« Reply #150 on: July 10, 2012, 06:54:48 PM »

crasher8

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« Reply #151 on: July 10, 2012, 09:07:24 PM »
Perfect, Thanks!

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #152 on: July 11, 2012, 12:37:49 AM »
My 40mm just arrived today.  Few quick shots on 5D III.


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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #153 on: July 13, 2012, 10:52:33 AM »
This is a very fun lens. Definitely glad I bought one. http://www.ocabj.net/canon-ef-40mm-f2-8-stm-pancake-lens/

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« Reply #154 on: July 14, 2012, 10:02:28 AM »
The EF Pancake shot on TMax 100, overdeveloped for contrast in Sprint, scanned into LR4

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #155 on: October 22, 2012, 05:41:01 AM »
Owners,

How do you like your pancake? Worth the purchase or you rather return it?
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #156 on: October 22, 2012, 06:29:35 AM »
Before I got it, I was like meh, what would I need a 40mm f2.8 for.

Then I got one..
..and absolutely love it!

Barely use it though, but it's still great for those situations where I want to bring my camera but don't want to lug around a huge lens with it.
It's awesomely sharp, even wide open, contrast is great and focuses quite fast.

Highly recommend anyone who doesn't have one, to get one.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #157 on: October 22, 2012, 07:56:55 AM »
Owners,

How do you like your pancake? Worth the purchase or you rather return it?

Have not bought one as they're US$354 where I live (€269.99), so definitely not worth the purchase :-[ 2x Amazon US price of $175.
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crasher8

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #158 on: October 22, 2012, 08:17:13 AM »
Mine has been flawless on my 5D3 without the update but has been locking up on my film bodies….arggggh!

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #159 on: October 22, 2012, 11:05:03 AM »
How do you like your pancake? Worth the purchase or you rather return it?

Really like it.  Optically it's very good, and practically, the size makes it very useful.  It literally fits in a pocket - my favorite use is walking around with a 70-200/2.8 or 100-400 mounted, hanging on a BR strap connected to the tripod collar, and the 40/2.8 in my pocket.  When I need a wider AoV, I can swap lenses and leave the white zoom hanging from strap while shooting with the pancake.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #160 on: October 22, 2012, 02:23:00 PM »
I'm doing the standard thing of using it as a body cap so I can grab quick impromptu shots as needed. It's not truly great but it's better than missing the shot or burdening a group with preparation. I wouldn't rely on it as a primary but it's handy.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #161 on: October 22, 2012, 05:57:47 PM »
Just upgraded the firmware and it went without a hitch. I 2nd what Neuro says, plus it gives me more options to take along my camera when I mightnot have otherwise due to space/bulk or not wanting a camera bag. I really like 40mm. Right in between wide and portrait. With the 5D3 and higher ISO keepers I don't mind that it's not super fast either. Good call Canon.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #162 on: October 22, 2012, 09:18:47 PM »
Owners,

How do you like your pancake? Worth the purchase or you rather return it?

I love it, it goes with me everywhere, although my wife seems to like it too becasue its small and light
image quality if top shelf on full frame is a brilliant little lens, comparable quality to a good copy of the 24-70 f2.8L mk1 but sharper in the corners and edges than the L

if i'm travelling light i just take the 20mm voitlander, the 40mm pancake and the 85 f1.4 and the 5Dmk3
but I use the 40mm alot because its so versitile.

only downside i've noticed is AF speed is very slow compared to the 24-70, its not dog slow but while it matches the 24-70 in IQ it cant keep up in terms of AF however that said the 24-70 is a very snappy focuser
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #162 on: October 22, 2012, 09:18:47 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #163 on: October 25, 2012, 04:09:28 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys. Decided to get one yesterday.


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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #164 on: October 25, 2012, 10:27:22 PM »
17th Street Photo apparently had the pancake on sale for $149 with free shipping for a while today.  It is sold out now though.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #164 on: October 25, 2012, 10:27:22 PM »