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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #195 on: June 20, 2013, 11:59:48 PM »
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

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« Reply #196 on: June 21, 2013, 07:56:48 AM »
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #197 on: June 23, 2013, 07:37:35 AM »
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:

Heck, a gripped 5DC with a 40 will fit in the little pouch past the bar on a rollercoaster.  That's simply not possible with anything that's not a pancake.

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« Reply #198 on: June 23, 2013, 08:47:07 AM »

IMG_0796 by ecka84, on Flickr


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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #199 on: June 25, 2013, 06:02:34 PM »
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #200 on: June 26, 2013, 08:27:02 AM »
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?

They gave me the software; I am giving them a review in return.  It's a rough life 8)
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« Reply #201 on: June 26, 2013, 01:42:37 PM »
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?

They gave me the software; I am giving them a review in return.  It's a rough life 8)

Indeed.  I look forward to reading your review, I know you know what you're talking about!

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #202 on: June 26, 2013, 07:24:11 PM »
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?

They gave me the software; I am giving them a review in return.  It's a rough life 8)

Indeed.  I look forward to reading your review, I know you know what you're talking about!

Thanks, my friend.  I am also very blessed that Tamron just sent me a copy of the 70-200 VC to review.  I've started using it today.  And yes, I do have to send it back in a couple of weeks. ;D
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #203 on: June 27, 2013, 01:43:01 PM »
Not bad Dustin, but the square aspect seems a tad off to me.  To each their own.

I like the original aspect of the photo quite well, but the I wasn't crazy about the top third of the image.  The light through the upper part of the trees was a bit harsh.  This was the best solution (IMO) to focus on the more pleasing portion of the image.  I am processing a bit heavier right now, too, because I am using Exposure 5 as much as possible as I will be reviewing the software for Alien Skin in a few weeks.

They're paying you to review software?

They gave me the software; I am giving them a review in return.  It's a rough life 8)

Indeed.  I look forward to reading your review, I know you know what you're talking about!

Thanks, my friend.  I am also very blessed that Tamron just sent me a copy of the 70-200 VC to review.  I've started using it today.  And yes, I do have to send it back in a couple of weeks. ;D

You're welcome!  Yes I saw that image in the other thread.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #204 on: June 30, 2013, 04:38:21 PM »
I just love using this lens. It makes the camera just so handy, especially the 6D.

Someone said early on in the 40mm thread that due to the introduction of this lens they weren't going to purchase a 35L - and got some pretty sarcastic comments in return. Well at Building Panoramics we have just sold our 35L because of just how good these 40s are. ( Yes we've got two of them - I wonder if they'll breed....).

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #205 on: July 22, 2013, 05:04:46 PM »
Still loving this lens. It's probably not quite as good as the 50 1.4 across the frame at mid apertures, but I love the bokeh at 2.8

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« Reply #206 on: July 22, 2013, 09:35:42 PM »
Still loving this lens. It's probably not quite as good as the 50 1.4 across the frame at mid apertures, but I love the bokeh at 2.8

Nice shots.  Do you actually do panoramics with the 40mm pancake?  I've noticed what almost looks like a touch of mustache distortion in mine.  Seems like that would be a nightmare for stitching.

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« Reply #208 on: August 12, 2013, 04:19:38 PM »
Still loving this lens. It's probably not quite as good as the 50 1.4 across the frame at mid apertures, but I love the bokeh at 2.8

Nice shots.  Do you actually do panoramics with the 40mm pancake?  I've noticed what almost looks like a touch of mustache distortion in mine.  Seems like that would be a nightmare for stitching.

We certainly do produce panoramics with the 40mm pancake; in fact that's what we bought them for. The 35L has gone the way of ebay. From what I can ascertain the 40 has virtually zero distortion, and a short nodal point, that's why it's our favourite lens for this job at the moment. I haven't come across any reviews that show the slightest 'mustache' distortion, even in Mexico.

Here's the latest shot we've done using the 40mm; it's the Lighthouse at Flamborough Head on the North East Coast of England. Got really lucky, arrived before dawn, thought it was going to be a wash out. Set up, then resorted to a pipe and coffee, before the sun broke through a clear horizon. Then it's a monumental panic to get all the frames and brackets off before the magic's gone.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #209 on: August 12, 2013, 06:49:21 PM »

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Lovely colors and great sharpness here.
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