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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #165 on: February 19, 2013, 01:33:11 PM »
My Pancake turned up the other day. I noticed that it still had the old firmware, and therefore I needed to update to version 1.20.
The update failed numerous times, and I needed to unregister the battery, in order to get the update to install.
All good now though...

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #165 on: February 19, 2013, 01:33:11 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #166 on: February 19, 2013, 03:35:29 PM »
Thanks for your compliment rpt.

My 40mm's serial number has 2 as the third digit so I guess it has the original firmware - seems to work just fine.

I've decided that I prefer the 'manual focus by wire' on the 40mm to the focus on non L lenses, you just have to trust somethings happened when you make a small movement !

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #167 on: February 24, 2013, 04:59:08 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #168 on: February 24, 2013, 08:50:28 AM »
Thanks to the pancake, the 5D2 became my P&S in my messenger bag while traveling.  Not quite pocket size, to be sure, but surprisingly portable.  I could pull it out to capture something like this while in the air on a business trip:


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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #169 on: March 11, 2013, 07:09:26 AM »
I can say that the 40mm is pretty nice  :)
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #170 on: March 11, 2013, 08:23:00 AM »
I can say that the 40mm is pretty nice  :)

I can say that your picture is pretty nice too :)

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« Reply #171 on: March 11, 2013, 09:13:04 AM »
I can say that the 40mm is pretty nice  :)

I can say that your picture is pretty nice too :)

Thanks Rowbear :)
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #171 on: March 11, 2013, 09:13:04 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #172 on: March 25, 2013, 02:41:21 AM »
It's easily my best "bang for your buck" lens. My 70-200mm f4L is probably my sharpest lens, but the 40mm f/2.8 is right there with it. Its auto focus is just fast enough to work with moving subjects. This is my most recent example-- sort of an experiment, and I don't think I'm quite satisfied yet. I was going for some kind of middle ground between photograph and colored pencil sketch. Anyway, it's a really useful, surprisingly versatile focal length for museums and general walk-around use. Wide enough on FF to get context but "normal" enough to closely frame subjects without worry too much about distortion.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #173 on: April 15, 2013, 04:52:26 PM »
I love this lens! Captured this of myself (trying out the WiFi remote capability). Very sharp lens I must admit, even wide open. I was doing some cropping of this exact image, and at 100% you can almost see the pores on my nose, lol.


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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #174 on: April 15, 2013, 06:06:16 PM »
6 frames stitched.  It's a good lens.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #175 on: April 15, 2013, 08:04:12 PM »
Central Washington this past Saturday night, was looking to shoot the Northern Lights...ended up with this creepy cabin:

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #176 on: April 16, 2013, 09:32:13 AM »
Central Washington this past Saturday night, was looking to shoot the Northern Lights...ended up with this creepy cabin:

Pretty nice consolation prize - that's a cool image!
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #177 on: April 16, 2013, 06:47:01 PM »
Central Washington this past Saturday night, was looking to shoot the Northern Lights...ended up with this creepy cabin:

Pretty nice consolation prize - that's a cool image!

I think so too!  The forecast was very un-optimistic, I almost didn't drive out there.  Really glad I did!

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #177 on: April 16, 2013, 06:47:01 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #178 on: April 16, 2013, 08:55:46 PM »
Central Washington this past Saturday night, was looking to shoot the Northern Lights...ended up with this creepy cabin:

Pretty nice consolation prize - that's a cool image!

I think so too!  The forecast was very un-optimistic, I almost didn't drive out there.  Really glad I did!
My 2c - it's a lovely picture. Not a consolation prize. :)

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #179 on: April 17, 2013, 11:17:37 AM »
This is such a great little vacation lens! And, according to FoCal, the second sharpest lens in my bag ahead of some L glass and my 50mm macro...

Here are some Jeepneys waiting at the ferry landing in Sabang... They always make me smile - like a Pixar film - I can just imagine them talking... ;D
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #179 on: April 17, 2013, 11:17:37 AM »