Canon 50mm f1.4

Started Nov 28, 2012 | Questions thread
qianp2k Forum Pro • Posts: 10,350
A few 40/2.8 STM Pancake samples

Ak pinxit wrote:

And why not to set ones prime lens as compact and lite (pancake) , well build , sharp all over view field , low budget (bonus) 40mm ?

Except 1st one, all others were taken at f/2.8 wide open on 5D2.

Although this pancake lens is sharp even at f/2.8, it seems not really better than 50/1.4 when stop down. At least old 50/1.4 (maybe 50/1.8 II as well) is still better in serious portrait that you can shoot at shallower DOF and have a smoother bokeh on my opinion in limited experiences. If I choose a new 50/1.4, I'd pickup Sigma version.  Nevertheless I still like this pancake for general purposes for street and people snapshots.

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