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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"

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EchoLocation:

--- Quote from: sandymandy on November 12, 2012, 10:07:47 AM ---
--- Quote from: wellfedCanuck on November 11, 2012, 08:23:29 PM --- I'm planning on purchasing the 6D, so this will provide (I hope) a huge improvement.

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Dou mind gifting me your old XT so i can gift it to my fiance`?

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Sandy, why are you so pathetic? Is your whole point of being on CR to beg for gearheads to give you their old stuff? Does this work for you? Has anyone given you anything? Every time I see your name on this forum you are groveling for a stranger to give you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars of gear(check signature.) Is CR your night job after begging on the streets all day for change? I'm sorry for the rant, but it's been lame, and at this point you're basically just a parasite.

Scarpz13:

--- Quote from: neuroanatomist on December 07, 2012, 12:26:35 PM ---
--- Quote from: Scarpz13 on December 07, 2012, 09:19:53 AM ---Has anyone here found the need for the hood? it seems kind of useless... is there a hood from another lens that might work/function here?

And how about a carrying/protective case? Do most of you just stick this in your bag, or is there a need for some kind of pearstone/case etc?

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No point in the hood, at all.  I worked out the geometry some time back, and the dedicated hood for the 40/2.8 doesn't actually provide any optical benefit, from what I can tell.  It's too shallow to protect even a 14mm prime from flare.  Since it screws onto the extending front element, 'protection' is questionable, too.

The ES-62 hood (for the 50/1.8) with it's 52mm threaded adapter will fit on the 40/2.8.  It's much deeper, and reportedly doesn't vignette, but would likely provide some flare protection.

The 40/2.8 fits nicely in a Lowepro 8x6 case, but I just put it in my bag or more often, my pocket.

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Thx for the advice, as always, Neuro.
I ordered my shorty 40 with ES-62 hood; skipped the case for now.

Appreciate it!

NetDog:
Just ordered a shorty, based upon the results i've seen in this thread. The fact that this lens is only £119 also helped! Can't wait for it to arrive!

phixional ninja:
I picked up the 40mm the last day it was $150 at Best Buy, figuring that I could always return it if I found no use for it.  I only finally got around to using it a few days ago, the return period already behind me.  Fortunately, I'm thrilled with it:


1/4000s | f/9 | ISO400 | 40mm


1/125s | f11 | ISO500 | 40mm

My shoulder bag gets pretty hefty with the 70-200 f4L, 100mm f2.8L, and 24-105mm.  The 40mm just replaced the 24-105mm, and I stitched panoramas out of 40mm shots when I wanted really wide shots (having moved to full frame really makes this more viable):


1/40s | f2.8 | ISO800 | 40mm (six or seven shots merged)

I'm thinking that's a lot of performance for $150 and 4.6oz...

Dylan777:
@ f2.8

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