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p.11 #1 · 40/2.8 is very good


surf monkey wrote:
For all the naysayers who couldn't understand who would buy this lens, there seems to be a lot of happy first adopters on FM. I guess it illustrates the adage, "to each his own". After all the negativity lately on the latest Canon gear, I'm happy to see all the satisfied users. I might just have to try one.


I am one of those happy owners. I am also one of those happy owners who still don't know what to do with it, other than adore it



Jul 06, 2012 at 02:21 PM
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p.11 #2 · 40/2.8 is very good


Like Stan, I am also one of those happy owners. I did some landscape shooting with it this weekend and though the resolution drops off at the edges/corners and on high contrast edges you can see some CA, I'm finding that with some careful post processing (mostly spatially varying sharpening) superb large prints can be made with this lens.

For me, because of its tiny size and good optics, it will be a lens I will just pop into the bag along with the 70-200 and 24/17 TS-E in a landscape bag. Why not the 35 or 50? <shrug> I dunno, I think like Stan I'm just trying to find a use for it



Jul 08, 2012 at 04:49 PM
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p.11 #3 · 40/2.8 is very good


I'm wondering how it compares to the 35 f2 optically. It seems to fill the same niche. Here is my 35 f2 at f2.8:




  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    35mm    f/2.8    1/6400s    160 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Jul 08, 2012 at 05:55 PM
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p.11 #4 · 40/2.8 is very good


Sometimes you don't want the extra bulk. I have been using to on my 5DII and 7D, and it makes for a nice compact SLR and it focusses fairly close as well.

These were taken with the 7D at ISO 640 and the 40mm.






Cactus flower.







Baby Gila monster. The 4th Gila I have seen this year.









Jul 08, 2012 at 05:55 PM
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p.11 #5 · 40/2.8 is very good


Hi everyone,

I'm really happy with mine. My girlfriend bought me one as an early birthday present :-) !!!!
Anyway, here's a couple taken with the 1DmkIII of a couple of dancers practicing for the recent Canada Day celebrations. It's sharp wide open and the colours are really nice.
Dave












Jul 08, 2012 at 06:32 PM
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p.11 #6 · 40/2.8 is very good


Here's a landscape image with the 40:



You can view the full resolution Zoomify'd version here:

http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~akrishna/images/upper_multnomah/upper_multnomah.html



Jul 08, 2012 at 06:40 PM
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p.11 #7 · 40/2.8 is very good


thedigitalbean, that is an excellent waterfall shot





Jul 08, 2012 at 08:38 PM
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p.11 #8 · 40/2.8 is very good


thedigitalbean wrote:
Here's a landscape image with the 40:


You went on vacation again?!?



Jul 08, 2012 at 08:41 PM
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p.11 #9 · 40/2.8 is very good


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thedigitalbean, that is an excellent waterfall shot


Thanks abqnmusa.

Stan, yep, got a 5 day long weekend from work so went on a road trip to Oregon, figuring it will be the last of its kind for a some time.



Jul 08, 2012 at 09:00 PM
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p.11 #10 · 40/2.8 is very good


Well, you certainly did better than I did! Good for you.


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p.11 #11 · 40/2.8 is very good


Going out with my 70-200 II and to be able to throw in this 40 in the bag, pocket and knowing it is a pretty sharp lens, makes for a great option.




Jul 08, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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p.11 #12 · 40/2.8 is very good


jamato8 wrote:
Going out with my 70-200 II and to be able to throw in this 40 in the bag, pocket and knowing it is a pretty sharp lens, makes for a great option.



YUP



Jul 08, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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p.11 #13 · 40/2.8 is very good


tanglefoot47 wrote:
YUP


Funny you guys mention that combo- I went out this afternoon on a long walk with my daughter and my 70-200 II in a Think Tank digital holster over my shoulder, and the 40 2.8 in the little zipper pocket on the side of it- worked great for the wider shots I wanted, and still enabled me to travel light and easy.

Before the 40 2.8, such focal range would have either required me to carry two bigger and heavier lenses, or take the slower but usable 35-350L with me. The 40mm 2.8 gives me so many more options for being out and about and still having great IQ in a lightweight package over my shoulder.



Jul 09, 2012 at 01:51 AM
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p.11 #14 · 40/2.8 is very good


thedigitalbean wrote:
Why not the 35 or 50? <shrug> I dunno, I think like Stan I'm just trying to find a use for it


I'm sure you'll come up with something.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Jul 09, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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p.11 #15 · 40/2.8 is very good


http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-40mm-f-2.8-STM-Pancake-Lens-Review.aspx




Jul 11, 2012 at 05:35 AM
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p.11 #16 · 40/2.8 is very good


Goodness I am very very tempted to get this new lens.

It represents a direction that I wish Canon would continue with. Affordable, interesting and sharp. Now, where's a nice new Canon 50mm built to the same standards as this 40mm? I live in hope.



Jul 11, 2012 at 07:50 AM
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I just received my 40mm yesterday and had time this evening for a quick test drive. Wow! Very happy! Sharp, lovely colours with great contrast. Obviously it's size is an asset for unobtrusive walk-abouts. Full retail in Canada was $229 plus taxes so it felt like a no-brainer decision. If you can find one used (I think I saw one on the b & s for $175 USD) do not hesitate. All shot wide open on a 5d2 except for the Viking, which was stopped down to f/7.1.






















Jul 17, 2012 at 04:34 AM
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p.11 #18 · 40/2.8 is very good


jamato8 wrote:
Sometimes you don't want the extra bulk. I have been using to on my 5DII and 7D, and it makes for a nice compact SLR and it focusses fairly close as well.

These were taken with the 7D at ISO 640 and the 40mm.


Wow Gila Monster! I once saw a dead one on the side of the street but never one that was alive. Are you somewhere in the desert of Cali? Aren't they extremely poisonous?



Nov 15, 2012 at 06:43 PM
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p.11 #19 · 40/2.8 is very good


It looks like a perfect street lens. Guess I need one for my own ...


Nov 15, 2012 at 08:41 PM
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p.11 #20 · 40/2.8 is very good


I have one on loan from canon and I'm seriously impressed.




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