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Jim K

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Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2012, 08:44:42 AM »
... I still think the 50/1.8 is a better option if I needed something cheap and handy.

That's what I was thinking.  Half the price, more than a stop faster, 40mm vs 50mm (thats not too different), and not that much longer than the pancake (but will the body+50 fit in my pocket?).

But I don't really have a use for it right now. And my "landscape kit" came this week and really pounded the VISA card!
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Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2012, 08:44:42 AM »

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Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2012, 10:37:54 AM »
How does the autofocus perform for still photography compared to the 50 1.4 or 1.8?  Any photos from low light situations? 

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Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2012, 06:03:59 AM »
Here it is on my 1DS3 - pretty wide on FF. I would say it would be good for indoors etc

Impressions:

1. It isn't silent, but quieter than the 50 f/1.4
2. Quicker and more accurate AF then the 50 f/1.4 - but not fast like, say the 70-200 f/2.8 II
3. It is tiny - in comparison to the 50 f/1.4 the  end of the 40 is before the focussing ring of the 50

1DS3 + 40 taken with 1D4 + 50f/1.4
1D4 + 50 taken with 1DS3 + 40

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Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2012, 06:22:27 AM »
Here it is on my 1DS3 - pretty wide on FF. I would say it would be good for indoors etc

Damn, you beat me to it.
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Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2012, 09:41:24 AM »
Mmm, I've been thinking what kind of use is for pancake lenses?

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Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2012, 09:54:47 AM »
Here it is on my 1DS3 - pretty wide on FF. I would say it would be good for indoors etc

Damn, you beat me to it.
Gonna put a roll of 400iso B+W film in on the weekend and have some street-shooting fun!

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Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2012, 10:26:56 PM »
Damn the 1d4 is a beautiful, sexy machine. I would get it before a 5d3. Thats just me, though
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2012, 10:26:56 PM »

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Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2012, 12:15:32 PM »
... I still think the 50/1.8 is a better option if I needed something cheap and handy.

That's what I was thinking.  Half the price, more than a stop faster, 40mm vs 50mm (thats not too different), and not that much longer than the pancake (but will the body+50 fit in my pocket?).

But I don't really have a use for it right now. And my "landscape kit" came this week and really pounded the VISA card!

initially, i was nodding in agreement with you guys, but then i started thinking about that "fit in pocket" comment, and i started thinking that it might be nice to "go light" with that 40 shorty in your pocket.
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Re: What the 40mm Pancake looks like on a 5D3
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2012, 12:15:32 PM »