40 f2.8 STM to replace my nifty fifty?

Started Jun 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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gulati Contributing Member • Posts: 556
Re: 40 f2.8 STM to replace my nifty fifty?

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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