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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #165 on: October 25, 2012, 11:30:53 PM »
I read in the owner's manual that high accuracy cross type AF is only available at the center for 1-Series bodies. I am unsure if this includes the 5D3 after the April firmware.

All other bodies do not have this feature.

My guess is that the lens is a f/2.8 but is actually slower in terms of t-stop.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #165 on: October 25, 2012, 11:30:53 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #166 on: October 26, 2012, 01:12:22 AM »
Owners,

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

totally worth the purchase!  small, light, sharp wide open.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #167 on: October 26, 2012, 01:12:51 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 #168 on: October 26, 2012, 06:27:33 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys. Decided to get one yesterday.

Enjoy!  I know you shoot with long lenses a lot...the 40/2.8 is great to throw in a pocket, so you've got a normal lens with you, just in case.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #169 on: October 26, 2012, 07:25:33 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys. Decided to get one yesterday.

Enjoy!  I know you shoot with long lenses a lot...the 40/2.8 is great to throw in a pocket, so you've got a normal lens with you, just in case.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #170 on: October 26, 2012, 08:31:35 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys. Decided to get one yesterday.

Enjoy!  I know you shoot with long lenses a lot...the 40/2.8 is great to throw in a pocket, so you've got a normal lens with you, just in case.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #171 on: October 26, 2012, 12:59:06 PM »
I shot my kids Halloween parade at their school today with the 5D3/Pancake mix. I was surrounded by big lens, on tripods T series kits. I would love a chance to compare images. This lens just continues to amaze me. My finest film work has been shot with it (self dev) and some better than my 24-70 images as well. I keep going to it.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #171 on: October 26, 2012, 12:59:06 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #172 on: October 26, 2012, 02:57:03 PM »
This is my playing in the park lens. Don't wanna look like a creep with a big lens in a park full of children!


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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #173 on: October 26, 2012, 03:04:10 PM »
This is my playing in the park lens. Don't wanna look like a creep with a big lens in a park full of children!

Y'know, I tried that.  But on a 1D X, a smaller lens doesn't really help all that much.  :P
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #174 on: October 26, 2012, 05:08:56 PM »
This is my playing in the park lens. Don't wanna look like a creep with a big lens in a park full of children!

Y'know, I tried that.  But on a 1D X, a smaller lens doesn't really help all that much.  :P

Looks kinda cute actually !!
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #175 on: October 26, 2012, 11:23:10 PM »
This is my playing in the park lens. Don't wanna look like a creep with a big lens in a park full of children!

Y'know, I tried that.  But on a 1D X, a smaller lens doesn't really help all that much.  :P

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« Reply #176 on: October 26, 2012, 11:41:36 PM »
Oh  I thought you meant the girls looked kinda cute. That Mom sure is.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #177 on: January 08, 2013, 10:16:22 PM »
Was there not some issue with the 40mm 2.8 and the 1DX problem with AF and not responding????
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« Reply #177 on: January 08, 2013, 10:16:22 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #178 on: January 08, 2013, 10:26:12 PM »
Was there not some issue with the 40mm 2.8 and the 1DX problem with AF and not responding????

there is a firmware update for the lens that fixes this but the update can only be applied to the lens via a newer body
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #179 on: January 08, 2013, 10:29:32 PM »
I just seen that thanks eh! :)
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« Reply #179 on: January 08, 2013, 10:29:32 PM »