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wolfnowl

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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
« on: August 03, 2012, 07:36:56 PM »

Saw a picture of this today:

http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/products?m=gp&pid=16852

and my first thought was that if you set it down somewhere it would be like looking for a misplaced contact lens.  I still miss the simple things, like f/stop rings, depth of field scales, focusing rings (although this does seem to have one)...  :P

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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 11:35:28 PM »

Saw a picture of this today:

http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/products?m=gp&pid=16852

and my first thought was that if you set it down somewhere it would be like looking for a misplaced contact lens.  I still miss the simple things, like f/stop rings, depth of field scales, focusing rings (although this does seem to have one)...  :P

Mike.
This reminds me of my old Nikkor 45p.. loved that little lens, especially attached to a small body..

This lens interests me for use with video.  Anyone tried one yet?
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 06:11:01 PM »

Hi
I have the 40 mm, f/2 'pancake' from Voigtlander. About CDN $500. It is manual focus only but easy enough to use with the centre point to help find the focus, using the normal screen. It compares very well -- better results in fact -- with my 24-105 at the 40 mm focal length. If I did not have the VC lens I would be very tempted by this new lens.
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012, 07:31:55 AM »

Saw a picture of this today:

http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/products?m=gp&pid=16852

and my first thought was that if you set it down somewhere it would be like looking for a misplaced contact lens. 



The 40mm pancake is really tiny and could easily be mistaken for a 12 or 25mm extension tube!
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Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012, 10:22:36 AM »

It's size reminds me of this old Nikkor 2.1Cm f/4 lens  which can only be used on the F and F2: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/ultrawides/21mm.htm
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