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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2012, 02:34:01 AM »
i just got a $50 voucher in the email to use at TEDs on any canon camera or lens but their website doesnt have the shorty 40 for me to see how much they are going to sell it for. might be sweet if i can snag one for $150!
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« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2012, 02:34:01 AM »

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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2012, 03:18:45 AM »
Right..... :(  here in the Netherlands it is offered at 279 euro (354 dollar at 0% interbank rate on June 21st)
http://www.fotokonijnenberg.nl/product/1656371/canon-ef-40mm-f28-stm.html
Even at FotoK it's at €269, ouch.
They were half the price of anything in australia when i lived in Den Haag just around the corner from them. I got my 70-300L there for €1150 ($1500) when the cheapest in Aus was $1900.
I'm almost glad I moved back to Aus now, looks like I moved at the right time...
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2012, 06:12:24 AM »
I got mine last Saturday and so far very impressed.  Easy to pop my camera in my day job bag with no worrying bumps that could be knocked.  Posted these on another site for people who were interested.  First one is at f11.  The next set were at f2.8 to test for vignetting.  I really think Canon have got a winner here that could make the name 'shorty forty' almost as annoying as 'nifty fifty' in a few years time    :)
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2012, 08:13:19 AM »
Im getting mine tomorrow. As far as Ive checked already it looks like it will be a great lens. Really looking forward to getting it !  :) And ofc Ill post some test images here.

Im getting it for 219 €, but I think its still a reasonable price. Seems that only one eshop/seller got it "in stock" here in Slovakia. Looks like Im gonna be one of fisrt to get it (at least from our slovak eshop) :)
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2012, 08:15:27 AM »
Right..... :(  here in the Netherlands it is offered at 279 euro (354 dollar at 0% interbank rate on June 21st)
http://www.fotokonijnenberg.nl/product/1656371/canon-ef-40mm-f28-stm.html
Even at FotoK it's at €269, ouch.
They were half the price of anything in australia when i lived in Den Haag just around the corner from them. I got my 70-300L there for €1150 ($1500) when the cheapest in Aus was $1900.
I'm almost glad I moved back to Aus now, looks like I moved at the right time...

Bought it yesterday in Eindhoven for € 240,-, friend of mine in Utrecht for € 240 too.
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Great little lens, think it will replace my voigtlander 40... It's not as tough, but I'm lazy and the autofocus is pretty fast.
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2012, 08:17:51 AM »
i just got a $50 voucher in the email to use at TEDs on any canon camera or lens but their website doesnt have the shorty 40 for me to see how much they are going to sell it for. might be sweet if i can snag one for $150!

My guess is that it's be around $250 at Ted's.  I think I'll buy mine from Leedersville since they were so good to us with the MKIII.  Thanks for the heads up wicki.

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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2012, 10:32:50 AM »
Hello,

Got my '40 shorty' the other day, not had chance to test it properly other than a quick walk around the place where I work.
So far I've only used it on the 5D, it will go on the 7D next.
I like it, it's small, sharp and damn light.

The shots attached are not very interesting in terms of subject matter. Sorry.

All at f2.8, except the Chemicals on the shelves, that's at f13.

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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2012, 11:08:55 AM »
Looks like some beautiful BOKEH to me  ::)

I like it. I wish it was faster, and with the 50/1.8 mk 1 available for cheaper used....you have a much, much faster lens with probably similar build quality. But the 40mm has some advantages -- especially with STM. Interesting...
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2012, 11:30:31 AM »
Nice shots!  Thanks for posting
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2012, 11:50:25 AM »
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Thanks for posting. Very instructive images.

I expect to have one for use at the farm market on Saturday.
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2012, 12:11:17 PM »
If nothing else you have to buy it for the "Shorty Forty" name (and $200 price tag).''

I would like it to be a little faster but 2.8 does the trick most of the time.
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2012, 12:18:28 PM »
I received my copy of that lens cap two days before but - like dr croubie - had the problem with the light in the evening (clouds, rain and after that the sun was sleeping).

Yesterday I made a small walk from my home and shot a few pictures to check if it performs as expected. It does. Especially the flare resistance ist absolutely great. The 4 lens group design with today coatings and an aspherical lens which allows a very sharp and contrasty lens ... my first impression. See the more or less crappy (in terms of artistical impression) images at the end of this entry.

One information that came not into my mind before I had the lens on my camera:
  • It is focus by wire - turning the focus control ring is only possible if (1) shutter release button is half pressed or (2) live view is enabled.
  • Stepper motor is audible. Sounds a little bit annoying (for video users) if focussed fast but: It sounds acceptable when moved slowly - the typical video focussing situation. Beware: Manual focus makes the same noise due to the focus by wire implementation
  • The whole lens element array is shifted - no internal focusing mechanism.

Thumbs up: My EOS 40D is now a very compact system with the 40 shorty.

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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2012, 01:38:18 PM »
Looks like some beautiful BOKEH to me  ::)

I like it. I wish it was faster, and with the 50/1.8 mk 1 available for cheaper used....you have a much, much faster lens with probably similar build quality. But the 40mm has some advantages -- especially with STM. Interesting...

Bokeh on the nifty fifty is pretty poor

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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2012, 01:55:27 PM »
Any word on the focus speed/Accuracy when testing the "shorty forty" out ? im wondering how the new STM lenses will hold up vs conventional focusing.

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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2012, 03:30:35 PM »
OMG BOOOOKEEEEEH
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