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| p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Canon 40mm Pancake Experience and Test Shots |
I've used the 40mm Pancake for about 2 weeks, and I think I might be suitable to offer some of my experience with it.
I use it on 5D Mark III, you might already know it does not come with USM, and it is power focus. Focusing is not as quite, but not noisy at all. Focusing speed is quite OK. I say quite ok, because it is not as fast as a 70-200 F2.8 II, but it is fast enough for moving objects.
It is light (almost no weight), which makes it a winner if you want to have something light.
Sharp wide open - a bit ridiculous since the fastest aperture is f2.8 But still wide open, right?
Build quality is fine. Not as good as a 50L, but I am satisfied with it. It is way better than a 50 1.8 II.
I would argue that at same aperture, this lens outperforms 35L and 50L. My recommendation is that if you don't need the F2 and faster apertures, this lens will serve you well. I've used 50L and 35L and loved them, but this time, my pick is the 40mm.
Final word, it is only $200, I guess on the flea market you will probably be able to pick up one for $150-175. For this price, how can you go wrong?
some random shots
Edited on Jul 27, 2012 at 03:14 AM · View previous versions