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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #240 on: October 25, 2013, 07:21:34 PM »
Love this little lens.  For the price and the image quality you get out of this little guy, it's the best bang for the buck.
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« Reply #240 on: October 25, 2013, 07:21:34 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #241 on: October 25, 2013, 07:28:03 PM »
It also seems to be a great moonlight lens.

I like to use it with a Big hood - three times larger than the lens  ;D

Nice shot of the Pleiades!  They look larger than I would think they would be at 40mm...is this slightly cropped?

Yes it is cropped in ! Well spotted, I'm impressed.

Thanks.  I've been doing some night sky stuff for a few years now.  Recently was doing this section of the sky along with Andromeda and the Milky Way, with my 135 f/2, with the pancake, and with my new Sigma 24mm f/1.8.  Also used the 24-105.  They all have a bit of coma toward the corners, with the Sigma 24mm having the worst by far, at apertures wider than about f/4.5 anyway.  But I think I can live with it for the price.  It's a fun lens...they all are, haha.

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« Reply #242 on: October 27, 2013, 04:01:35 PM »
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #243 on: November 09, 2013, 04:06:04 PM »
Love this little lens.  For the price and the image quality you get out of this little guy, it's the best bang for the buck.
+1. I'm finding I have it on the camera probably 75% of the time, rather than the 50mm f1.4 as its very compact, sharper and has great contrast. A very underrated lens.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #244 on: November 10, 2013, 02:10:08 AM »
Love this little lens.  For the price and the image quality you get out of this little guy, it's the best bang for the buck.
+1 ... due to its real small size, I carry it all the time now as a back up lens (it easily fits inside the smallest pocket of my Case Logic SLR Sling SLRC-205) ... just yesterday I dropped my 16-35 L II lens and did not have a substitute so I used the 40mm for a little while, before I gently broke the filter glass and continued on with the 16-35 ... the 40mm came in real handy to get the job done ... if it wan't the shorty forty I would have missed some very critical footage.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #245 on: December 20, 2013, 09:02:41 PM »
Took this with the 6D and 40mm combo, otherwise known as my Hand Cannon. :) 



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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #246 on: December 21, 2013, 09:05:40 AM »
Shot on the River Alde in Suffolk, England. 5DII, 40mm at 1/250 .f5.6, ISO100, tripod.

Seeing as this is the lens gallery I have also attached a 100% crop from the middle of the frame. Only sharpening is 100% of 0.3 pixels on the full res image.

I forgot to mention if you increase to 200% and lighten you can read the name of the boat; ' Wild Spark".

The bow of the white boat on the right is still virtually as good, but resolution is dropping off at the stern.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2013, 09:09:55 AM by Sporgon »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #246 on: December 21, 2013, 09:05:40 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #247 on: February 22, 2014, 09:03:51 AM »
Sometimes, the 40mm is the widest lens I'm carrying ... works pretty well IMHO, even though the plane of focus is slightly off
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #248 on: February 22, 2014, 10:26:31 AM »
Sometimes, the 40mm is the widest lens I'm carrying ... works pretty well IMHO, even though the plane of focus is slightly off
Why do you say that? ... that images looks perfectly focused, very pleasing and nice indeed.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #249 on: February 23, 2014, 10:01:44 AM »
I've been using my 40 mostly as an indoor lens for people or things like museum exhibits.  I used it last week when I did a "house call" for my boudoir business.  Here is an example:


This is at F/2.8 which gives me the DOF I'm looking for.  This is with a 5D3.

If you would like to see more images from this shoot, you can go to my blog http://www.beyondboudoirphoto.com/blog/2014/2/beyond-boudoir-photo-makes-a-house-call

Be advised that the first four images are safe for work.  After that they are NSFW.  You have been warned. :)
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #250 on: February 23, 2014, 10:07:14 AM »
I've been using my 40 mostly as an indoor lens for people or things like museum exhibits.  I used it last week when I did a "house call" for my boudoir business.  Here is an example:


This is at F/2.8 which gives me the DOF I'm looking for.  This is with a 5D3.

If you would like to see more images from this shoot, you can go to my blog http://www.beyondboudoirphoto.com/blog/2014/2/beyond-boudoir-photo-makes-a-house-call

Be advised that the first four images are safe for work.  After that they are NSFW.  You have been warned. :)

Very tastefully done ... AWESOME!
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #251 on: February 23, 2014, 10:34:22 PM »
Thanks Rienzphotoz!
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #252 on: February 27, 2014, 04:14:51 PM »
A visit to Nottingham University - more expense coming  :(

Took my point-and-shoot @ f2.8 ( 5D + 40 pancake).

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« Reply #252 on: February 27, 2014, 04:14:51 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #253 on: February 28, 2014, 04:50:58 AM »
A visit to Nottingham University - more expense coming  :(

Took my point-and-shoot @ f2.8 ( 5D + 40 pancake).

If that's your daughter, congrats!

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #254 on: March 02, 2014, 05:00:37 PM »
A visit to Nottingham University - more expense coming  :(

Took my point-and-shoot @ f2.8 ( 5D + 40 pancake).

If that's your daughter, congrats!

 ;D ;), yes she gets her looks from me.

Here's another 40 Pancake shot, this time a panoramic of North Landing, a cove just North of Flamborough Head, famous for it's chalk cliffs and nesting sea birds.

5DII + 40mm @ 1/200, f9, ISO 160. Hand held five frame pano.

It was a very misty morning, but the sun broke through for about one minute, then everything was covered in a blanket of fog again. No time for a tripod.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« Reply #254 on: March 02, 2014, 05:00:37 PM »