40/2.8 is very good
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abqnmusa
Registered: May 11, 2006
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Country: United States

thedigitalbean, that is an excellent waterfall shot




stanj
Registered: Aug 05, 2003
Total Posts: 10231
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thedigitalbean wrote:
Here's a landscape image with the 40:


You went on vacation again?!?



thedigitalbean
Registered: Jun 24, 2005
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Country: United States

abqnmusa wrote:
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.



stanj
Registered: Aug 05, 2003
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Country: United States

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



jamato8
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 2728
Country: United States

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.



tanglefoot47
Registered: Oct 12, 2004
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Country: United States

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



gocolts
Registered: Feb 18, 2010
Total Posts: 1432
Country: United States

tanglefoot47 wrote:
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


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.



Yakim Peled
Registered: Nov 18, 2004
Total Posts: 16903
Country: Israel

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.



EOS20
Registered: Mar 06, 2005
Total Posts: 13647
Country: Australia

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



David Baldwin
Registered: Jun 28, 2007
Total Posts: 2934
Country: United Kingdom

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.



onegreatcity
Registered: Feb 07, 2010
Total Posts: 3010
Country: Canada

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.



skyisland
Registered: Oct 21, 2010
Total Posts: 137
Country: Germany

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?



Ralph Conway
Registered: Jul 31, 2008
Total Posts: 3991
Country: Germany

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



RobDickinson
Registered: Sep 25, 2009
Total Posts: 4123
Country: New Zealand

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



Yakim Peled
Registered: Nov 18, 2004
Total Posts: 16903
Country: Israel

skyisland wrote:
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?


No. Death from a Gila monster bite is extremely rare. This is because it's not an aggressive animal and its poisen is relatively weak.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



lancemoreland
Registered: Mar 27, 2004
Total Posts: 545
Country: United States

Just ordered one from B&H. After reading a good portion of this thread, I checked the B&H site and saw that it was on sale for $149 shipped. I am thinking that it'll make a compact package with one of my 5d MII's that will be more conducive to taking a camera where I would likely not carry one along otherwise.



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