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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #180 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 #180 on: April 17, 2013, 11:20:41 AM »

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« Reply #181 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  :)
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #182 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...
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #183 on: May 02, 2013, 04:37:51 PM »
A couple more shots with the 40mm at f2.8. I've included a 100% crop of one. I think it's pretty cool quality to say the lens is wide open

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #184 on: May 04, 2013, 05:18:30 PM »
Wow these pics are amazing.  When this lens first came out I didn't even give it a second glance because I thought it was so random, but after seeing these pictures I actually sold my 35mm f2 and just ordered this lens.  I think it will be a great walk around for when I want a small set up. 
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #185 on: May 04, 2013, 06:03:21 PM »
I think it will be a great walk around for when I want a small set up.

I discovered that my 5D3 with the 40mm pancake will just fit in a Lowpro Edit 120.  It's a tiny bag, I've found it great for sticking in a larger backpack or taking out with friends to a restaurant for stuff like this:

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« Reply #186 on: May 04, 2013, 08:21:38 PM »
I bought the 40mm pancake lens with my 6D, and I like it a lot.  Sharp to the corners wide open, nice color and contrast...not quite "L" quality, but the sharpness pretty much is.  Distortion also seems low.  Like others who have reviewed the lens at the various retail websites...I do find it to be a very tight fit when mounting.  As it begins to feel tight, I slowly unscrew a bit, then twist tight again...and it feels like it's not wearing the mount out too much.  I've mostly used other lenses with the 6D, but plan to use the little 40mm quite a bit more.

I also agree with the digital picture website's review, where they compare the 40mm pancake directly to the 50 f/1.8 ii.  The 40 absolutely kills it in most every aspect other than f/stop.  I'm glad I sold my "nifty fifty" over a year ago.  I don't miss it.  My Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 replaced it.  It is almost beyond "L" quality...but it is a manual lens.

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« Reply #186 on: May 04, 2013, 08:21:38 PM »

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« Reply #187 on: May 20, 2013, 04:40:12 PM »
Nice to see photos of the Philippines here.


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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #188 on: June 09, 2013, 04:22:39 PM »
it's not exactly a sports lens, but the images are just so good on the 5D mk2 I cant resist using it  ;D

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« Reply #189 on: June 10, 2013, 04:31:14 PM »
Don't take my advice. Don't even take my advice not to take my advice.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #190 on: June 11, 2013, 12:08:21 AM »
Sporgon, that's a great shot!

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« Reply #191 on: June 11, 2013, 01:00:28 AM »
Nice to see photos of the Philippines here.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #192 on: June 11, 2013, 02:10:39 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

Hey, that's in my province.  Puerto Galera???  :)  Those jeepneys... It's only in the Philippines.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #193 on: June 15, 2013, 05:29:11 AM »
I love this little lens! Here are some shots I took with it mounted on my 40D.







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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #194 on: June 19, 2013, 12:38:53 PM »
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