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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #195 on: June 26, 2013, 08:27:02 AM »
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?

They gave me the software; I am giving them a review in return.  It's a rough life 8)
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #195 on: June 26, 2013, 08:27:02 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #196 on: June 26, 2013, 01:42:37 PM »
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?

They gave me the software; I am giving them a review in return.  It's a rough life 8)

Indeed.  I look forward to reading your review, I know you know what you're talking about!

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #197 on: June 26, 2013, 07:24:11 PM »
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?

They gave me the software; I am giving them a review in return.  It's a rough life 8)

Indeed.  I look forward to reading your review, I know you know what you're talking about!

Thanks, my friend.  I am also very blessed that Tamron just sent me a copy of the 70-200 VC to review.  I've started using it today.  And yes, I do have to send it back in a couple of weeks. ;D
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #198 on: June 27, 2013, 01:43:01 PM »
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?

They gave me the software; I am giving them a review in return.  It's a rough life 8)

Indeed.  I look forward to reading your review, I know you know what you're talking about!

Thanks, my friend.  I am also very blessed that Tamron just sent me a copy of the 70-200 VC to review.  I've started using it today.  And yes, I do have to send it back in a couple of weeks. ;D

You're welcome!  Yes I saw that image in the other thread.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #199 on: July 22, 2013, 09:35:42 PM »
Still loving this lens. It's probably not quite as good as the 50 1.4 across the frame at mid apertures, but I love the bokeh at 2.8

Nice shots.  Do you actually do panoramics with the 40mm pancake?  I've noticed what almost looks like a touch of mustache distortion in mine.  Seems like that would be a nightmare for stitching.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #200 on: August 12, 2013, 02:33:01 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #201 on: August 12, 2013, 06:49:21 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #201 on: August 12, 2013, 06:49:21 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #202 on: August 12, 2013, 06:51:09 PM »
Still loving this lens. It's probably not quite as good as the 50 1.4 across the frame at mid apertures, but I love the bokeh at 2.8

Nice shots.  Do you actually do panoramics with the 40mm pancake?  I've noticed what almost looks like a touch of mustache distortion in mine.  Seems like that would be a nightmare for stitching.



We certainly do produce panoramics with the 40mm pancake; in fact that's what we bought them for. The 35L has gone the way of ebay. From what I can ascertain the 40 has virtually zero distortion, and a short nodal point, that's why it's our favourite lens for this job at the moment. I haven't come across any reviews that show the slightest 'mustache' distortion, even in Mexico.

Here's the latest shot we've done using the 40mm; it's the Lighthouse at Flamborough Head on the North East Coast of England. Got really lucky, arrived before dawn, thought it was going to be a wash out. Set up, then resorted to a pipe and coffee, before the sun broke through a clear horizon. Then it's a monumental panic to get all the frames and brackets off before the magic's gone.

That's a gorgeous bit of work there.  Great light, and I'm sure the original has some fabulous sharpness.  I would love to see Canon put out a few more pancakes for either FF or the EF-M mount.  The 22mm EF-M lens is a sweetheart, too, that in many ways reminds me of the 40mm
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #203 on: August 13, 2013, 08:34:20 AM »
Still loving this lens. It's probably not quite as good as the 50 1.4 across the frame at mid apertures, but I love the bokeh at 2.8

Nice shots.  Do you actually do panoramics with the 40mm pancake?  I've noticed what almost looks like a touch of mustache distortion in mine.  Seems like that would be a nightmare for stitching.

We certainly do produce panoramics with the 40mm pancake; in fact that's what we bought them for. The 35L has gone the way of ebay. From what I can ascertain the 40 has virtually zero distortion, and a short nodal point, that's why it's our favourite lens for this job at the moment. I haven't come across any reviews that show the slightest 'mustache' distortion, even in Mexico.

Here's the latest shot we've done using the 40mm; it's the Lighthouse at Flamborough Head on the North East Coast of England. Got really lucky, arrived before dawn, thought it was going to be a wash out. Set up, then resorted to a pipe and coffee, before the sun broke through a clear horizon. Then it's a monumental panic to get all the frames and brackets off before the magic's gone.

Nice work!

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #204 on: August 19, 2013, 11:49:13 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #205 on: August 21, 2013, 10:08:41 AM »
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #206 on: August 27, 2013, 09:48:31 PM »
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #207 on: August 29, 2013, 02:44:48 AM »
Yeah its really a porncake lens!!

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #208 on: August 29, 2013, 06:29:01 AM »
Like 5pacedog's selfie on page five of this thread, I like to shoot it into the light. It resists loss of contrast very well.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #209 on: August 29, 2013, 08:56:53 AM »
Like 5pacedog's selfie on page five of this thread, I like to shoot it into the light. It resists loss of contrast very well.

Nice high key work.  For the money, it's a fabulous little lens.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #209 on: August 29, 2013, 08:56:53 AM »