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| p.2 #7 · Pic from New 40mm Lens |
This is a sharp, contrasty pancake lens with good control of flare. At 2.8, there's not much bokeh to talk about though, and so this might be the reason why the images randered do not have the 3d pop. The drawing style is rather boring.
Oh well, it's a "video" lens for their primary customers and the poor still photographers get the scraps that fall off the table..
Back to photographic reality, the f/2.8 is "slowish" which many people have already registered as a negative, but I ordered it for street shooting. I'm not close to home and don't have a 35mm or 50mm prime with me, so when I heard about the 40mm pancake, I thought it might fit the bill and ordered it instead of another 50mm.
Have you tried shooting to maximize bokeh? I noticed some nice circular sunlight blobs in the pigeon shot which I'm assuming were aided by the 7 blades, but none of the other shots looked like they were good bokeh or OOF background opportunities.
Size aside, what is your over all impression of it, and if possibly how would you rate it versus a 50mm f/1.8?