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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Quick Review
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2012, 01:05:21 AM »
one thing i think the aftermarket can jump on with this is making slimline rear caps for these to they take less room in you pocket. the normal rear caps are nearly as thick as the whole lens!
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Quick Review
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2012, 01:05:21 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2012, 01:41:03 AM »
I'd love to get my hands on one of this new STM lens and see Canon's latest technology with lenses. Hopefully soon!

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Quick Review
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2012, 03:10:26 PM »
FWIW, I ordered the 40mm along with the T4i & 18-135 MM STM kit at B&H on day 1 of teh announcement.

My 40mm had not shipped yet. The staus has been "In processing" since last week.

I called them today, they said teh 40mm was waiting on eth body kit tp ship, even though both said "free shipping" when I ordered.

I had them ship the lens now. This kind of sucks, because I really wanted to get that lens as fast as I could for testing.  I ordered just after midnight on June 8, just after the links went live. I think I was near the first to pre-order.

Next time I guess I will place two separate orders ...

Oh well.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Quick Review
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2012, 05:14:21 PM »
http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/752-canon_40_28_ff

Photozone have just published their results. High MTF across full frame and apertures until you hit diffraction effects.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Quick Review
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2012, 01:06:41 AM »
Picked up my 40 McShorty an hour ago. It's about as deep as a lens backcap. My daughter thinks it looks unprofessional. That's GOOD! It focuses nice and close, the STM AF is OK, not quite USM standard but zippy enough. IQ? I'm impressed. If this lens did not deliver at f/2.8 it would not be a keeper. At best a functioning bodycap. But early handheld tests on 5D3 tell a very promising story. BTW these all used AI Servo AF with centre point selected.

At f/2.8 it's sharper than my 24-70 f/2.8 and stays remarkably good out to the edges. F/4 & f/5.6 are terrific.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Quick Review
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2012, 02:10:37 AM »
The 40 + 7D makes a great street combo - makes me uninterested in a mirrorless/rangefinder/P&S

I suspect that the only improvement for street would be the 60D style swinging screen

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Quick Review
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2012, 06:18:52 AM »
The 40 + 7D makes a great street combo - makes me uninterested in a mirrorless/rangefinder/P&S

40 + 7D for size yes, but the APS-C 64mm equivalent cuts into the street combo value for me.
Better on a FF for my taste.

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« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2012, 07:50:24 AM »
Yes but as it's been debated to death… street photo FL is such a personal and subjective issue.

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« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2012, 11:28:04 AM »
The 40 + 7D makes a great street combo - makes me uninterested in a mirrorless/rangefinder/P&S

40 + 7D for size yes, but the APS-C 64mm equivalent cuts into the street combo value for me.
Better on a FF for my taste.

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Quick Review
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2012, 12:25:43 PM »
here are my initial tests with a 7D. focus's faster than 50 f1.8 but not as fast as the 85mm f1.8.. i really like the min focus distance

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