Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The Magic of the Pancake Lens

If you are looking to buy perhaps your first, prime lens you should find this article by Andrew Gibson for Picture Correct of value.

The concept of the pancake lens has interested me for a while now, so when Canon announced its new 40mm pancake lens I bought one. So far it has proved a useful addition to my lens collection. But what exactly is a pancake lens? Is the lens as good in practise as I hoped? Here are my thoughts.

A pancake lens is simply a lens that is shorter than it is wide. This is unusual in lens design and as a result a pancake lens is smaller and lighter than a regular lens.

Follow the link to read the rest of the article: The Magic of the Pancake Lens – PictureCorrect
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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens

  • The compact pancake design of the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM makes your EOS even more portable, so you’ll always be able to take your DSLR with you.
  • Movie Servo AF uses STM stepping-motor technology for smooth quiet focusing when shooting video with compatible cameras.
  • Use an f/2.8-22 aperture range to control depth of field and shoot hand-held in low-light conditions. A circular aperture diaphragm delivers high-quality bokeh.
  • Suitable for a wide variety of subjects, from portraits to landscapes. Great for discreet reportage photography.
  • Pin-sharp images with fast, quiet AF with STM.
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