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« Reply #105 on: July 05, 2012, 02:03:48 PM »
this little bad boy keeps surprising me with it's IQ.  best $199 i've spent yet


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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #106 on: July 05, 2012, 03:24:58 PM »
My 40mm pancake came today.  I did not AFMA it yet, it seems pretty good as-is on my 1D MK IV.
 
I snapped a few quick photos, I might find time to do a AFMA in a day or three.  I mostly tersted to see how it was close focusing on some flowers in my yard. None of the images were cropped.
 
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« Reply #107 on: July 05, 2012, 11:11:39 PM »
I'm lovin' the shorty 40...
Been trying my hand at street photography with it.


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Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
« Reply #108 on: July 06, 2012, 12:06:45 PM »
Kids playing with new toys on the 4th, shot with the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM on a 5DII:
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Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« Reply #109 on: July 06, 2012, 12:20:13 PM »
My 40mm pancake came today.  I did not AFMA it yet, it seems pretty good as-is on my 1D MK IV.
 
I snapped a few quick photos, I might find time to do a AFMA in a day or three.  I mostly tersted to see how it was close focusing on some flowers in my yard. None of the images were cropped.
 
 


Very nice!  I like the bokeh.
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Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
« Reply #110 on: July 06, 2012, 06:39:35 PM »
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would you bother with this if you were going to get a 35 f1.4L anyway?
or does anyone have both?

I now have both lenses. Obviously the 35L is the better of the two in every aspect except for one, and this can matter sometimes: size. I've even had one person mistake the 35 + hood for a telephoto lens until I told her to come and look through the viewfinder.

Obviously no one would be mistaking the 40 for a telephoto  ;D I can also see it being a nice second lens to bring on a vacation, or a lens to use at venues where bigger lenses may be restricted or banned. Of course, "bigger" being relative as most people just look at the size of the lens, not the focal length
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Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
« Reply #111 on: July 06, 2012, 06:43:03 PM »
I have both.

The shorty was honestly almost a novelty purchase.  Wasn't expecting much.  Bought it hoping the wife might like it enough to use it as her walkaround lens (and be more willing to toss her Rebel in her purse when she's taking the kids out).  But she thinks it's too tight, and I'm really impressed by it's IQ.  So now I'm using it more than she is.   With the 35L in the mix, this lens' only real draw is it's size/weight
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Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
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Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
« Reply #112 on: July 06, 2012, 08:32:33 PM »
I also now have both, and agree with the above.  I've done several outings with the body + 70-200/2.8 IS II in a Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW and the 35L strapped to the side in a Lens Case 1W.  The new pancake will fit in the outer pocket of the toploader, a more convenient package. Plus, unlike the 35L, it can go in a pocket for walking around, and I can switch lenses, leaving the 70-200 II hanging from the BR strap and holding the camera by the 40/2.8 by the E1 handstrap. 
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Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
« Reply #113 on: July 07, 2012, 02:16:42 AM »
I don't think their uses overlap too much though. The 35 still is two stops faster and is sharper at 2.8 (less purple fringing too). For shooting in dark places (especially without flash), there really is no other option in my lens kit. Whereas the 40's biggest strength is its small size, meaning my 60D suddenly becomes a lot lighter and more portable (not pocket-size by any means, though), and this would enable me to bring a DSLR to places I wouldn't normally do so. Nice to still get high quality pictures out of such a lightweight package.

Actually, on that note I had to go through 2 copies of the 40 to find a good one- the first one I had backfocused HORRIBLY and is now being sent back. The second one is better, but seems the STM is not as reliable as USM when it comes to accuracy and speed.

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Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
« Reply #114 on: July 08, 2012, 11:34:17 AM »
A few from the last few days, I'm currently doing a short review of it at my website.
http://trentchau.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/canon-40-2-8-stm-review/








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Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
« Reply #115 on: July 08, 2012, 08:26:36 PM »
I also now have both, and agree with the above.  I've done several outings with the body + 70-200/2.8 IS II in a Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW and the 35L strapped to the side in a Lens Case 1W.  The new pancake will fit in the outer pocket of the toploader, a more convenient package. Plus, unlike the 35L, it can go in a pocket for walking around, and I can switch lenses, leaving the 70-200 II hanging from the BR strap and holding the camera by the 40/2.8 by the E1 handstrap.

what is your impression of the 40 vs the 35L? I want both
I'm pretty sure i can do most stuff i want between the 35 and 85 i also have the 20mm voigtlander pancake if i want wide (pretty awesome little lens too)
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Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
« Reply #116 on: July 09, 2012, 08:09:05 PM »






Took the little guy to the Jazz Festival over the weekend.

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Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
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Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
« Reply #118 on: July 14, 2012, 12:26:40 AM »
I love this lens. It currently lives on my EOS 3 and makes for a great little street shooter.


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Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
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Took the little guy to the Jazz Festival over the weekend.
nice images, is the vignette natural or added?
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