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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · So the 105E is too expensive?


A few weeks back I talked one of my associates into borrowing the 105E from NPS — I was dying to try it and thought it would be a perfect fit for his bag.

He shot it for a week (two weddings + 1 engagement session) and loved it (especially the 100 focal length), but couldn't justify the cost (2200USD). I think it's a stellar lens and if I shot Nikon I'd do this rather than an 85 or 135.

This morning I texted him this ...

h ttps://petapixel.com/2017/08/02/yongnuo-40mm-f2-8-100mm-f2-lenses-coming-nikon-dslrs/

We got your affordable 100, right here.





Aug 02, 2017 at 03:52 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · So the 105E is too expensive?


Forget the 100, that 40mm is the first AF pancake for Nikon F mount.


Aug 02, 2017 at 05:31 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · So the 105E is too expensive?


Give the reviews of the current two Nikon offerings from Yongnuo, I'd be hesitant to shoot client work with those lenses.


Aug 02, 2017 at 05:44 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · So the 105E is too expensive?


Dude, we're joking.


Aug 02, 2017 at 05:54 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · So the 105E is too expensive?


LeeSimms wrote:
Dude, we're joking.


Woooosh, went way over my head than... lol



Aug 02, 2017 at 07:02 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · So the 105E is too expensive?


Not me, I really want that 40 pancake to not suck. If it is Chinese and cheap, so be it.


Aug 02, 2017 at 08:01 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · So the 105E is too expensive?


I really want the 40 pancake to work too. I am a sucker for cheap pancakes. I'm still rocking a Nikon 50 pancake, Series E. Bought it off a guy for $25


Aug 07, 2017 at 03:02 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · So the 105E is too expensive?


Anyone here using the Canon 40mm pancake for weddings?


Aug 07, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · So the 105E is too expensive?


I owned a 40 pancake but sold it when they redid the 50 1.8. One of my associates uses it as his 'normal' lens. Sharp wide open, decent focus.


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sold5 wrote:
Anyone here using the Canon 40mm pancake for weddings?


I'm not really interested in a 40 pancake for wedding work, just as a lightweight carry option for with the family. I've given up on compact cameras dir a while, but a 40mm f/2.8 pancake on a DX or FX body would be a good compromise.



Aug 07, 2017 at 05:27 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · So the 105E is too expensive?


BSPhotog wrote:
I'm not really interested in a 40 pancake for wedding work, just as a lightweight carry option for with the family. I've given up on compact cameras dir a while, but a 40mm f/2.8 pancake on a DX or FX body would be a good compromise.


AGREED.

additionally for weddings I could give an assistant a FX body with a pancake, a monopod, and a remote, and tell him to have some fun.



Aug 07, 2017 at 07:01 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · So the 105E is too expensive?


The Canon 40's fine for wedding work — DX or FX — but it's not magical, just functional. The 50STM takes the same space in my bag, as an end-of-the-day I'm really tired of this wedding and just want something light. Drunk dancing, grip-n-grins in moonlight and that thing. I think the 50STM looks better at ƒ2 than the 40 pancake does at ƒ2.8 and it's practically the same size/weight.

For travel/personal pursuits, the 50 also takes the slot in my sling bag where the 40 went.



Aug 07, 2017 at 07:23 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · So the 105E is too expensive?


When the pancake is perfect, it's really perfect. Our associate who used it the most shoots two 7D2's all day — 10-22 on one, 70-200L on the other. His passion is photojournalism and being able to instantly get super tight or super wide in a blink is his jam. In his front fanny pack (it's that small) is a 40 when he has to be a 'normal' photographer. On a DX body it's a 60mm and quite sharp wide open — plus the 40 does close focus. Perfect for family groups, decor/detail in tight space. In years past that 'instant safe lens' was a 50 macro which was bigger in size, plus has a notoriously loud AF motor (like a dentist drill). Now the 50 stays in his roller and he only gets out for rings.


Aug 08, 2017 at 03:16 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · So the 105E is too expensive?


LeeSimms wrote:
He shot it for a week (two weddings + 1 engagement session) and loved it (especially the 100 focal length), but couldn't justify the cost (2200USD). I think it's a stellar lens and if I shot Nikon I'd do this rather than an 85 or 135.


Agreed, love me some 105. I was hoping for an f1.8/2 instead of the f1.4. That way maybe I could afford it and also carry it all day. This thing is too expensive and too heavy.



Aug 08, 2017 at 08:51 PM
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MRomine wrote:
Agreed, love me some 105. I was hoping for an f1.8/2 instead of the f1.4. That way maybe I could afford it and also carry it all day. This thing is too expensive and too heavy.

The 105 VR is really really good. Also can be had mint used for around $500, if you don't have it already.



Aug 09, 2017 at 03:16 AM
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BSPhotog wrote:
The 105 VR is really really good. Also can be had mint used for around $500, if you don't have it already.


I do but I find it hunts to much to be used for a general purpose lens. To big and fat. I use it for Macro shots. I wish it was like the old f2 'D' version. That is a sweet lens but the optics and AF need to be updated.



Aug 09, 2017 at 03:26 AM
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MRomine wrote:
I do but I find it hunts to much to be used for a general purpose lens. To big and fat. I use it for Macro shots. I wish it was like the old f2 'D' version. That is a sweet lens but the optics and AF need to be updated.

When I owned it, I thought the AF was pretty good, accuracy as well. Add to that some solid VR, great flare handling and colors/sharpness, and of course a very close MFD and you have a lena that delivers well beyond its price point. I may actually buy it again sometime. 🤔



Aug 09, 2017 at 03:34 AM







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