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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #165 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 #165 on: February 24, 2013, 08:50:28 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #166 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 #167 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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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #168 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 #169 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 #170 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 #171 on: April 15, 2013, 06:06:16 PM »
6 frames stitched.  It's a good lens.
5d mk3 etc

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #171 on: April 15, 2013, 06:06:16 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #172 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 #173 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 #174 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 #175 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 #176 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 #177 on: April 17, 2013, 11:20:41 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

Nice colors ... I like it  :)

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #177 on: April 17, 2013, 11:20:41 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #178 on: April 17, 2013, 12:01:53 PM »
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

Nice colors ... I like it  :)
Yes, fabulous!

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #179 on: April 19, 2013, 10:36:39 AM »
Thanks gentlemen! Another thing to like - it is so small and unobtrusive - grabbing a quick shot like this does not arouse attention...

The fisherman displays his catch for the day and locals begin to gather and decide about dinner options...
5DIII, XSi, A2, 10s (x2), 20-35L, 24-70L II, 28-70L, 70-200L, 70-200L IS II, 85L II, 135L, 40 Pancake, 50 Macro, 100 Macro, 135 Soft-Focus, Crappy EF-S Kit Lens, 430EX II, Metz 45 CL-4, Metz 60 CT-4 (x2), White Lightnings, and lots of other junk...

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #179 on: April 19, 2013, 10:36:39 AM »