40 f2.8 STM to replace my nifty fifty?

Started Jun 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
gulati
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Re: 40 f2.8 STM to replace my nifty fifty?
In reply to jitteringjr, Jul 3, 2012

Wow about the corners, did hear the 40 was sharp across the lens. But the 35 seems brighter at f/2.8, then about the same in most respects at f/5.6. It would seem the pros & cons come out about even, but I might still favor the slightly wider & slightly closer macro with the 35, and at a least the opportunity to shoot f/2.

jitteringjr wrote:

gulati wrote:

The 40/2.8 sure was tempting, but I think on FF I will stick with my 35/50 lightweight walkabout combo. I'd mostly rely on the 35/2 which is quicker, wider, closer for macro and not much heavier. If I had a crop body, there's not much chance I'd consider the 40, since the 64mm is not a range I care much about. Now if Canon came out with a pancake 20/2.8, I think it would fun & wonderful for crop & FF!
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Andy

I'm with you but out of curiosity I looked up the TDP crops here and it doesn't look good in the corners for the 35/2 (but center is pretty even):

http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=810&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=122&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=2

I would rather have the extra stop because I don't care about corners most of the time, but this is impressive for the 40/2.8.

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