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Lee Middleton
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p.1 #1 · Best 40mm options


Hi

I really like the 40mm focal length. I used to like my Canon 5D and Zuiko 40mm and now currenty use a Panasonic G3 and 20mm. I would like to get back to full frame sometime this year and I am looking at the options.

Leica, Canon and Nikon are there but what lens to use. as the Leica framelines seem to not fit with a 40mm lens and are the 40mm lenses for a Canon 5d3 and Nikon 800 just not good enough.

I don't shoot much landscape stuff or fast moving action so manual focus is no problem.

Cheers




Feb 12, 2013 at 06:35 AM
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p.1 #2 · Best 40mm options


What's wrong in the lovely Canon pancake? I really enjoy mine.


Feb 12, 2013 at 07:45 AM
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p.1 #3 · Best 40mm options


How about the Voitlander?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/676623-REG/Voigtlander_BA229DC_Ultron_40mm_f_2_0_SL_II.html



Feb 12, 2013 at 07:47 AM
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PeaktoPeek wrote:
How about the Voitlander?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/676623-REG/Voigtlander_BA229DC_Ultron_40mm_f_2_0_SL_II.html


Your link says no longer available; BTW, it's faster, but hardly better than Canon, more expensive, and no AF.



Feb 12, 2013 at 07:50 AM
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p.1 #5 · Best 40mm options


+1 for the Canon 40mm STM pancake, great little lens. Sharp in the center wide open, sharp into the corners at f5.6 or so, nice bokeh at mfd, whats not to like?


Feb 12, 2013 at 08:32 AM
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p.1 #6 · Best 40mm options


Yep. And AF is not that bad either.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Feb 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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p.1 #7 · Best 40mm options


Sigma 35 1.4

A very good buy and will not break the bank in the process



Feb 12, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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p.1 #8 · Best 40mm options


Seems hard to beat the Canon 40mm for size, weight, price and IQ.

Unless you're looking for a very specialized purpose, Canon STM FTW!



Feb 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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p.1 #9 · Best 40mm options


I'm another fan of the EF 40/2.8 STM. It's sharper than my Tessar 45/2.8 and Ultron 40/2 (recently sold). I think a 6D + EF 40/2.8 would be a super setup. I haven't got the 6D, yet.


Feb 12, 2013 at 01:02 PM
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+1 on the 40/2.8 STM. Makes you feel like you're cheating somehow....it just doesn't seem like it should be as good as it is.

-Tim



Feb 12, 2013 at 01:20 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · Best 40mm options


another +1 on the Canon STM.
I've had both SL and SLII Voiglanders (in F mount), and two copies of the (EXCELLENT) Minolta 40/2 they made for the CLE, and I've also had the Nikon 45/2.8P and Pentax 45/2.8.
For SLR use, the Canon is a winner.
For RF use, the Minolta 40 is just wonderful, and extremely small.

Here is a link to my flickr, searched to "40mm":
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=40mm&w=75696104%40N00&s=int



Feb 12, 2013 at 01:27 PM
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p.1 #12 · Best 40mm options


Zeiss Tessar 45/2.8 C/Y for EOS
Zeiss Planar G 45/2 and Minolta Rokkor 45/2 (not bad if used properly) for mirrorless cameras.



Feb 12, 2013 at 02:04 PM
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p.1 #13 · Best 40mm options


Another vote for the Canon 40/2.8. A fantastic little lens, especially with the 6D


Feb 12, 2013 at 02:35 PM
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p.1 #14 · Best 40mm options


I also enjoy the 20mm f/1.7 on my m43 system, as well as 35mm on a 5D. Can't really tell them apart all that much. The 20mm you see of micro fourthirds is 20mm on a 2xcrop system, but keep in mind that it's also a 4 x 3 aspect ratio. If you use 40mm on a 5D, it looks way different due to the 2 x 3 aspect ratio.

Regarding the question itself; ss there such a huge difference between 35mm and 40mm or 40mm and 45mm? I doubt many of these lenses are even EXACTLY their reported focal lengths. In other words, a 35mm prime can easily be 37mm without anyone caring, and a 40mm might be a 39mm.

Most lenses suffer from various degrees of focus breathing, which means they change focal length over the focus distance. I wouldn't really rule out anything based on a very specific focal length.



Feb 12, 2013 at 02:40 PM
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p.1 #15 · Best 40mm options


well on the off hope that there will be a FF mirrorless this year that isn't a Leica or fixed lens, I vote the 40mm summicron/rokkor.

it's a really good lens. you can just use the 35mm frame lines, it's close enough. RF framing is pretty much guesstimating anyway.



Feb 12, 2013 at 03:09 PM
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p.1 #16 · Best 40mm options


If you decide maybe to go with APS-C, there are some good 28mm lenses that work great on the Nex-6 - Contax G, Leica Elmarit/Summicrons, Zeiss Biogon. Haven't seen many pics from the 28 ZM, but I've seen lots from the G28 around here that are great, and I'm really liking my Elmarit-M 28 ASPH.




Feb 12, 2013 at 05:53 PM
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haha Taylor, you should like your Elmarit-M ASPH, doesn't that lens cost about FOURTEEN times as much as the Canon 40/2.8 STM? (this is new vs new)


Feb 12, 2013 at 06:45 PM
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p.1 #18 · Best 40mm options


Best 40mm lens out there just might be the 40mm f/4 IF Distagon, sharp out in the extreme corners, contrasty, oooh... itīs good!!!


Feb 12, 2013 at 06:51 PM
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Z250SA wrote:
Best 40mm lens out there just might be the 40mm f/4 IF Distagon, sharp out in the extreme corners, contrasty, oooh... itīs good!!!


Pancake, of course



Feb 12, 2013 at 06:52 PM
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p.1 #20 · Best 40mm options


ultrapix wrote:
Pancake, of course


_Anything_ you hit with it!



Feb 12, 2013 at 07:02 PM
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