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Anyone else considering the new 40/2.8 pancake? Relatively cheap and tiny... reminds me of the Panasoni 20/1.7 on m43 camera, but faster (dof-wise).

 

(edit) Additionally, the hybrid AF of the new 650D looks very interesting. Although I don't do video much, having a snapper AF during live view focus would still be very welcome.


Edited by MadCow - 6/7/12 at 11:28pm
post #2132 of 2671
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Originally Posted by MadCow View Post

Anyone else considering the new 40/2.8 pancake? Relatively cheap and tiny... reminds me of the Panasoni 20/1.7 on m43 camera, but faster (dof-wise).

 

(edit) Additionally, the hybrid AF of the new 650D looks very interesting. Although I don't do video much, having a snapper AF during live view focus would still be very welcome.

Probably not as my 60d is already a large body, so a tiny pancake lens doesn't make it more portable.  I wonder if the lens is just a prelude to Canon introducing their own line of smaller entry level bodies to compete with the micro 4/3's crowd.

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Just saying hello again. After abandoning Canon when they rendered all my FD glass useless in the late 80s, I am back - having sold my Nikon dSLR gear to get a used 5DmkII and a few lenses (thanks KEH) to meet my digital needs. 

 

Won't replace my 4x5 yet - but I'm very happy. 

post #2134 of 2671
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Originally Posted by daigo View Post

Probably not as my 60d is already a large body, so a tiny pancake lens doesn't make it more portable.  I wonder if the lens is just a prelude to Canon introducing their own line of smaller entry level bodies to compete with the micro 4/3's crowd.

I won't buy the new pancake, either.  My 35mm f/2 isn't so big that I can't manage and it's also a stop faster.  40mm on a crop body is a weird focal length and the flange-to-sensor distance for an EF lens is, what? 45mm?  So a compact EF body cannot be too compact.

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Originally Posted by MadCow View Post

Anyone else considering the new 40/2.8 pancake? Relatively cheap and tiny... reminds me of the Panasoni 20/1.7 on m43 camera, but faster (dof-wise).

(edit) Additionally, the hybrid AF of the new 650D looks very interesting. Although I don't do video much, having a snapper AF during live view focus would still be very welcome.

so this camera might have a better video mode that the 7D. Probably close in color and quality with the new processor also
post #2136 of 2671
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Just saying hello again. After abandoning Canon when they rendered all my FD glass useless in the late 80s, I am back - having sold my Nikon dSLR gear to get a used 5DmkII and a few lenses (thanks KEH) to meet my digital needs. 

 

Do you still have those FD lenses?  If so EdMika is doing some wonderful things for glassless FD to EOS adapters.  

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/ed_mika/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

post #2137 of 2671
It would have been awesome if it was 40 f/2.0 instead. At least MTF chart looks like it will be reasonably sharp in the center at f/2.8. 40MTF
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Originally Posted by Jon L View Post

Do you still have those FD lenses?  If so EdMika is doing some wonderful things for glassless FD to EOS adapters.  

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/ed_mika/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

 

Well now that is interesting. I do still have some of the lenses (the 55/1.2, 17/4L and a few others).


Edited by liamstrain - 6/9/12 at 11:06am
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so this camera might have a better video mode that the 7D. Probably close in color and quality with the new processor also

Quite possible. Not sure how good the audio portion would be though... but it does have built-in stereo mics and mic input. The 7D, on the other hand, looks to be getting some improvements in that area (manual audio levels and wind cut filter):

http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/06/canon-eos-7d-firmware-version-2-coming-soon/

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Even older than FD lenses, I have the FL55mm f/1.2 converted with EdMika EOS adapter with focus confirmation chip. These things are all metal and are built so much better than current plastic EOS lenses, it's not even funny.

 

DZ3C3796

 

DZ3C3795

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Anyone notice Canon's new cover photo this week?

 

https://www.facebook.com/CanonUSA

 

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Wow, just saw this thread! What up my fellow canonites! 

 

I use just downgraded/upgraded my 5D2/70-200 for 5Dc + 50L + 85LII (ultimate portrait set-up :D)

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Just got the new 600EX-RT flash. First impressions are: feels very solid, not too heavy, easy to control. I like the beep function, which will be useful to know when it has fully charged when used off-camera. I plan to get 2-3 more of these along with the ST-E3RT within the next couple of months.

 

600EX-RT with some of its relatives, old and new:

speedlight-family-hf.jpg

 

 

I also got to test the new 40mm f/2.8 pancake at the store. Initial impressions are very good -- very sharp wide open, even in corners. STM isn't as quiet as USM, but better than the AFD of the 50/1.8 and 35/2.0. And speaking of the 35/2.0, it's the reason I'm hesitant to buy the pancake. The 40mm is a bit too close to 35mm, and is a stop slower. The good thing about the pancake is that it takes up almost no space in the bag when mounted, so e.g. it should be able to fit into "body-only" bags such as the ThinkTank Shapeshifter. The front element also extends when focusing (similar to the 50/1.8 and 35/2.0), so it is vulnerable to accidental knocks if you do not manually retract it after use (and a lens hood doesn't help protect it since it screws onto the moving part, unlike the 35/2.0).

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 I plan to get 2-3 more of these along with the ST-E3RT within the next couple of months.

 

600EX-RT with some of its relatives, old and new:

speedlight-family-hf.jpg

 

 

Wow, that's a lot of $$$ into Canon speedlite goodness.  Plan to shoot on location?  I've got my Alien Bees for non-mobile use for now and 580 EX II , 430 EX II, with ETTL-capable Yongnuo's with ETTL wireless triggers for location work, but I must confess it's rather a pain to haul all that light in addition to the heavy camera and lenses.   I often find myself just grabbing the 580 EX II with a good diffusor..

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Wow, that's a lot of $$$ into Canon speedlite goodness.  Plan to shoot on location?  I've got my Alien Bees for non-mobile use for now and 580 EX II , 430 EX II, with ETTL-capable Yongnuo's with ETTL wireless triggers for location work, but I must confess it's rather a pain to haul all that light in addition to the heavy camera and lenses.   I often find myself just grabbing the 580 EX II with a good diffusor..

 

No plans actually... the main reason I'm going with speedlites instead of monolights is because over here, they're inconvenient to find, purchase and maintain. Very few dealers import brands like Elinchrom, and most local studios over here use China-branded stuff. Furthermore, it's not easy to just login to a (local) online store and order a new fuse or bulb when one blows, and then get it 1-2 days later.

 

So... speedlites for convenience, and also the potential to use high speed sync outdoors.

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