Bokeh on the nifty fifty is pretty poorbirdman said:Looks like some beautiful BOKEH to me :
I like it. I wish it was faster, and with the 50/1.8 mk 1 available for cheaper used....you have a much, much faster lens with probably similar build quality. But the 40mm has some advantages -- especially with STM. Interesting...
It is accurateKevinAv4 said:Any word on the focus speed/Accuracy when testing the "shorty forty" out ? im wondering how the new STM lenses will hold up vs conventional focusing.
yeah I read the fine print $500 minimum spend :'(melbournite said:My guess is that it's be around $250 at Ted's. I think I'll buy mine from Leedersville since they were so good to us with the MKIII. Thanks for the heads up wicki.wickidwombat said:i just got a $50 voucher in the email to use at TEDs on any canon camera or lens but their website doesnt have the shorty 40 for me to see how much they are going to sell it for. might be sweet if i can snag one for $150!
It makes me wonder if we are seeing the start of a new trend. Higher ISO in the camera and slower lens.drjlo said:All right, I'm getting one. What impresses most is how sharp and contrasty it is wide open at f/2.8 without too much loss compared to stopping down. I was waiting until we could make sure this wasn't a f/2.8 lens that's really a f/4 lens for any serious use.
I too thought this, when it was announced, but with the close focus of 30cm, it renders quite nicely, I think.samthefish said:I would like it to be a little faster but 2.8 does the trick most of the time.
I was thinking more of the Uncle Ted's and landscaperswickidwombat said:hmmm while the new iso improvements are good I would much rather be shooting at f2 and ISO 3200 than f2.8 and ISO 6400
IMHO 2.8 @ 40-50mm was quite the standard in the 1960s and sub standard in the late 1970s - so the 40mm pancake is an expensive lens for that combinaton of focal length and max. aperture! But the relatively high price can be understood by severel reasons:briansquibb said:[...]
The real trick will be to get top IQ from the low cost lens - and one way is to slow it down. 10 years ago a f/2.8 would have been fast
Clearly there will still be a market for the more specialised kit