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p.4 #1 · 40/2.8 is very good


skibum5 wrote:
I don;t think you can make a 40mm f/2 pancake and if you could the image quality would be poor. It is easier to make great quality if you make a lens slower.


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/676623-REG/Voigtlander_BA229DC_Ultron_40mm_f_2_0_SL_II.html



Jun 23, 2012 at 01:46 PM
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p.4 #2 · 40/2.8 is very good


I just picked mine up from the local camera store... LOVE IT!!!! The size, the smooth quiet focusing, f2.8 is plenty fast enough for a walkaround lens... I think this is going to be good!


Jun 23, 2012 at 03:06 PM
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p.4 #3 · 40/2.8 is very good


Pbmax wrote:
I just picked mine up from the local camera store... LOVE IT!!!! The size, the smooth quiet focusing, f2.8 is plenty fast enough for a walkaround lens... I think this is going to be good!


I think its great considering the price. Or maybe Canon has just brainwashed me lately to think that anything less than $800 is a bargain!



Jun 23, 2012 at 03:11 PM
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p.4 #4 · 40/2.8 is very good


Daan B wrote:
Did you do a direct comparison?


Since I have the 35f2 - my oldest still active lens - I'll wait until I can use the Digital Picture comparator to see the differences before I decide.



Jun 23, 2012 at 05:23 PM
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p.4 #5 · 40/2.8 is very good


Jeff Nolten wrote:
Since I have the 35f2 - my oldest still active lens - I'll wait until I can use the Digital Picture comparator to see the differences before I decide.


I've been playing with both this morning, and thought I'd do a little measurebation with a lens chart. But then I figured people would just criticize my technique, and I don't have the $10,000 setup thedigitalpicture dude has.



Jun 23, 2012 at 05:33 PM
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p.4 #6 · 40/2.8 is very good


mattbru wrote:
I've been playing with both this morning, and thought I'd do a little measurebation with a lens chart. But then I figured people would just criticize my technique, and I don't have the $10,000 setup thedigitalpicture dude has.


Well, even his measurements get criticized. But I and probably others would be interested in your impressions. I really like the 35 mm FOV on FF and wonder how much that would change with 40. I guess I could just use a zoom to find out now that I think about it



Jun 23, 2012 at 05:43 PM
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p.4 #7 · 40/2.8 is very good


mattbru wrote:

It's a 'fun' lens to use. Plus it completes my unholy trio.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5319/7422473384_261a44acd5_b.jpg


I'm confused. Why do you need all three?

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Jun 23, 2012 at 06:29 PM
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p.4 #8 · 40/2.8 is very good


mattbru, you need to get a TS-E 45 to fill that gap between the 40mm STM and the 50 f/1.8!



Edited on Jun 23, 2012 at 06:37 PM · View previous versions



Jun 23, 2012 at 06:35 PM
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p.4 #9 · 40/2.8 is very good


Always had the 50/1.8. Bought the 35/2 a couple months ago (used) out of curiosity. Only one will actually be kept permanently once I'm done playing.

I buy a lot of lenses on eBay, play with them, and sell them on Amazon for an essentially free rental. It feeds my gear curiosity. When it comes down to it, there's only about 2 or 3 lenses I can justify keeping.

The shot was posted as mostly a size comparison.



Jun 23, 2012 at 06:36 PM
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p.4 #10 · 40/2.8 is very good


mattbru wrote:
Always had the 50/1.8. Bought the 35/2 a couple months ago (used) out of curiosity. Only one will actually be kept permanently once I'm done playing.

I buy a lot of lenses on eBay, play with them, and sell them on Amazon for an essentially free rental. It feeds my gear curiosity. When it comes down to it, there's only about 2 or 3 lenses I can justify keeping.

The shot was posted as mostly a size comparison.


Logical. 10X.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



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p.4 #11 · 40/2.8 is very good


garyvot wrote:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/676623-REG/Voigtlander_BA229DC_Ultron_40mm_f_2_0_SL_II.html


interesting, not a crazy price either and not that much larger

i still bet if they made an f/2.8 that it would peak at greater center and edge sharpness than that f/2 copy does, but maybe they can pull it off

at least for canon lenses though they seem to be able to make their slower lenses either sharper or similar sharpness and yet using much less fancy glass



Jun 23, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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p.4 #12 · 40/2.8 is very good


I am glad that all the naysayers about this lens were proven wrong.

I continue to be surprised by the numbers of people who are so quick to criticize a product before it is even released based on specs or appearance alone.



Jun 24, 2012 at 02:35 AM
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p.4 #13 · 40/2.8 is very good


BTW the Voigtlander Ultron is an attractive lens but is manual focus which helps keep the package small.




Jun 24, 2012 at 02:37 AM
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p.4 #14 · 40/2.8 is very good


I rented the Voigtlander Ultron a year ago and had wanted to buy it. So far i'm comfortable to say it is better than the Voightlander.


Jun 24, 2012 at 03:06 AM
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p.4 #15 · 40/2.8 is very good


Pancake on the 1Ds MK III.




Jun 24, 2012 at 03:09 AM
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p.4 #16 · 40/2.8 is very good


Cool pic For that price you can't go wrong with the 40mm lens


Jun 24, 2012 at 01:29 PM
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p.4 #17 · 40/2.8 is very good


Valentin wrote:

Pancake on the 1Ds MK III.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5112/7429492076_cfddc31af6_c.jpg


Why does your body cap have writing on it?



Jun 24, 2012 at 04:39 PM
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p.4 #18 · 40/2.8 is very good


cputeq wrote:
[Why does your body cap have writing on it?


If you look closely, you can see there is a pinhole in the middle. He certainly wants to be able to tell this one apart from his ordinary body caps.



Jun 24, 2012 at 04:54 PM
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p.4 #19 · 40/2.8 is very good


New and old.

Pancake on an EOS-3 and a 5D Mark III.











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Jun 24, 2012 at 05:23 PM
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p.4 #20 · 40/2.8 is very good


I preordered one of these guys from B&H. It has yet to ship for some reason. I added the hood to the order and it's saying "Backordered" on their site so I'm guessing they'll just hold my order until it's all there. I tried calling to get them to cancel the hood and just send the lens, but haven't had any luck yet.

Glad to see such promising samples from this lens. I'm planning on just gluing it to my old 5Dc and making that my walk-around camera for travel, etc. Although I do love the look of it on that EOS 3 up there... Hmmmmm. Maybe I can convince the wife that I need another 35mm body.



Jun 24, 2012 at 08:09 PM
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