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Canon Pancake lens 40mm back in stock £109.99 at Argos / Ebay

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If I knew how to un-expire two previous listings I would but here it is again. And I can confirm that when I emailed the Argos receipt to Canon they paid the £25 cashback within two days. Read More
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If I knew how to un-expire two previous listings I would but here it is again. And I can confirm that when I emailed the Argos receipt to Canon they paid the £25 cashback within two days.
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#1
What pancake means? :(
#2
Oxygene
What pancake means? :(

Small and flat.
#3
suitable for nex 6 with adapter?
#4
So you'd effectively pay £85 for this OP?
#5
Thanks OP. I have one of these and it's a pretty nice little fixed focal length lense. It's so small you can just shove it in your pocket as a spare lense when you're out with the camera.
#6
Thanks, I already have the 50mm 1.8 II and wasn't sure I needed this but after checking out the reviews on Amazon I've ordered this little beauty to add to my collection as it'll be better for some things with my APS-C 70D, can't resist at that price with the canon cash back.
#7
so would this work with my 600d?

how useful is a 40mm lens if I have a std 50mm one already?
#8
Excellent price. Heat added
#9
commodorewhite
so would this work with my 600d?

how useful is a 40mm lens if I have a std 50mm one already?


Just getting into photography and also recently bought the 50mm 1.8 I can't see any value in this lens(I have 600d), anybody with more knowledge care to enlighten me though or am I correct in thinking it's too similar to 50mm ?
#10
ordered and heated! Thanks!

commodorewhite
so would this work with my 600d?

how useful is a 40mm lens if I have a std 50mm one already?

Yes it will work with your 600D. As for how useful, it depends on what you like to shoot, and how easy you find the 50mm to use.

The 50mm lens on your camera actually gives a view of 80mm, as the camera has the smaller APS-C sensor (Read more on crop here). The 40mm will give you a 64mm, so is more "zoomed out" than the 50mm on your camera. The downside with the wider view of this lens is it's not as "fast" at letting the light in - it will not be quite as well performing in low light as the 50mm.

The reviews on it are very positive though, with many finding the optical clarity of this actually beats the 50mm f1.8!
#11
Thanks for your guidance, maui. much appreciated.
#12
Compared to the 50mm 1.8, this lens takes far sharper photos and its a lot quieter and quicker when focusing.
#13
srp81
Thanks OP. I have one of these and it's a pretty nice little fixed focal length lense. It's so small you can just shove it in your pocket as a spare lense when you're out with the camera.

What's a 'lense'? ;)
#14
commodorewhite
so would this work with my 600d?

how useful is a 40mm lens if I have a std 50mm one already?

Methinks that if you need to ask that question you probably wouldn't know what to do with one.
#15
skdotcom
Initiation
So you'd effectively pay £85 for this OP?
I doubt it, but would like to be proved wrong.

OP has said they've successfully claimed the cashback from Canon which would make this a steal.

Although T&C's state it should be excluded so OP might have just got lucky:

3: Products bought on ebay or through Amazon Marketplace (3rd party) resellers, products purchased from a retailer or e-tailer based outside of the UK or Ireland.

Edited By: toonarmani on Jan 04, 2015 10:31
4 Likes #16
Besford
commodorewhite
so would this work with my 600d?

how useful is a 40mm lens if I have a std 50mm one already?

Methinks that if you need to ask that question you probably wouldn't know what to do with one.


I love that everyone on this site is an expert, are newbies excluded from askin for advice?
#17
Do I want it yes ! do I need it no ! Would slip in my pocket easier than my 50mm , If I hadn't got a 50mm , I'd go for this instead as its a bit nearer the "standard" lens view on the old 35mm format . This gives a field of View of a 64mm lens as opposed to 80mm view of the 50mm lens,
I think the old standard view on 35mm format was around 55mm ?? No doubt someone will correct me on that .Most cameras came with a 50mm standard lens but I believe 55mm was nearer "standard" ?

Guess that's confused most people , just getting my own back on the computer geeks who spout nonsense on every laptop thread ! Don't get me started on the cyclists on bike threads !
#18
Valid point Villan57. It's a really good price, BUT, you'll hardly ever use it. Go for a mint second hand zoom, it will cost you more, but you'll use it.
#19
Besford
srp81
Thanks OP. I have one of these and it's a pretty nice little fixed focal length lense. It's so small you can just shove it in your pocket as a spare lense when you're out with the camera.

What's a 'lense'? ;)

It's a thing you put on your camerae. ;) Sorry bad habit of mine misspelling lens. Luckily spelling isn't necessary for photography.
#20
This lens is f2.8 against f1.8 of the 50mm.... big difference!
#21
The Bear
Valid point Villan57. It's a really good price, BUT, you'll hardly ever use it. Go for a mint second hand zoom, it will cost you more, but you'll use it.

Could you recommend a mint second hand zoom for around this price?
#22
Thanks for the heads up OP :)
#23
Do I need it? Probably not. Have I just ordered my second lens within two weeks after the Currys offer on the 18-135mm? YES!

Worth a shot with the cashback. Do you send the eBay order confirmation or the Argos outlet confirmation? I'm hazarding a guess at the latter.

Thanks OP! :)

MUST stay off this site now! Promised not to spend any more money and I've just bought another lens! lol
#24
ahfh1
The Bear
Valid point Villan57. It's a really good price, BUT, you'll hardly ever use it. Go for a mint second hand zoom, it will cost you more, but you'll use it.

Could you recommend a mint second hand zoom for around this price?


Canon 55-250mm lens
#25
donslibi
ahfh1
The Bear
Valid point Villan57. It's a really good price, BUT, you'll hardly ever use it. Go for a mint second hand zoom, it will cost you more, but you'll use it.

Could you recommend a mint second hand zoom for around this price?

Canon 55-250mm lens

http://www.mpbphotographic.co.uk/used-equipment/used-lenses/used-canon-fit-lenses/canon-ef-s-18-55mm-f35-56-is-1?gclid=CJ_N5oCg-sICFYIfwwod5x0AYg
#26
Voted HOT for the price BTW.
#27
how do you cook wit this
#28
On a canon crop, this lens is far more usable than the 50 f/1.8 in my opinion. Considerably sharper too... Sharper than the 50 f/1.4.

One of the best Canon DSLR lenses I've used in a long time.
1 Like #29
mikeyfive
On a canon crop, this lens is far more usable than the 50 f/1.8 in my opinion. Considerably sharper too... Sharper than the 50 f/1.4.
One of the best Canon DSLR lenses I've used in a long time.

agreed..great lens i use it on a full frame 5d..essential walk about lens and way shrper that the 50..1.8
2 Likes #30
I bought this lens recently for my Sony A7, it works on a crop Sony (NEX) too, but will be 60mm (ergh). Anyway I love this little lens on full frame as it's really close to the 'natural' angle of 43mm.

I got an autofocus adapter from ebay for £67 (now £64) and it works pretty well, slow to focus but works well. Still this combo is small/light-ish and still considerably cheaper than the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 for the Sony A7!! My camera has been converted to full spectrum and so the common 52mm filter thread is also really appreciated!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/16069929876_ee924ef946_z.jpg

Edited By: quadpatch on Jan 04, 2015 19:17: Updated pic link
#31
quadpatch
I bought this lens recently for my Sony A7, it works on a crop Sony (NEX) too, but will be 60mm (ergh). Anyway I love this little lens on full frame as it's really close to the 'natural' angle of 43mm.

I got an autofocus adapter from ebay for £67 (now £64) and it works pretty well, slow to focus but works well. Still this combo is small/light-ish and still considerably cheaper than the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 for the Sony A7!! My camera has been converted to full spectrum and so the common 52mm filter thread is also really appreciated!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/16069929876_12fce8db1c_z.jpg


That is so cool... Could you send an eBay link to the converter you're using, I'd be very interested in picking one up.
1 Like #32
mikeyfive
That is so cool... Could you send an eBay link to the converter you're using, I'd be very interested in picking one up.
Sure, here it is:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Auto-Focus-AF-Electronic-Canon-EOS-EF-lens-to-Sony-NEX-E-Mount-Adapter-A7-A7R-5R-/331080721614?pt=UK_Photography_CameraLenses_Lens_caps_hoods_adaptors_ET&hash=item4d15f2e4ce
#33
quadpatch
mikeyfive
That is so cool... Could you send an eBay link to the converter you're using, I'd be very interested in picking one up.
Sure, here it is:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Auto-Focus-AF-Electronic-Canon-EOS-EF-lens-to-Sony-NEX-E-Mount-Adapter-A7-A7R-5R-/331080721614?pt=UK_Photography_CameraLenses_Lens_caps_hoods_adaptors_ET&hash=item4d15f2e4ce


Thank you.
1 Like #34
quadpatch
I bought this lens recently for my Sony A7, it works on a crop Sony (NEX) too, but will be 60mm (ergh). Anyway I love this little lens on full frame as it's really close to the 'natural' angle of 43mm.
I got an autofocus adapter from ebay for £67 (now £64) and it works pretty well, slow to focus but works well. Still this combo is small/light-ish and still considerably cheaper than the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 for the Sony A7!! My camera has been converted to full spectrum and so the common 52mm filter thread is also really appreciated!https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/16069929876_12fce8db1c_z.jpg

nice..here the 5d with the 40mm.nice also

http://www.eoshd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/canon-ef-40mm-pancake-5d-mark-iii-review.jpg..








Edited By: daalphamale on Jan 04, 2015 15:47: w
1 Like #35
daalphamale
quadpatch
I bought this lens recently for my Sony A7, it works on a crop Sony (NEX) too, but will be 60mm (ergh). Anyway I love this little lens on full frame as it's really close to the 'natural' angle of 43mm.
I got an autofocus adapter from ebay for £67 (now £64) and it works pretty well, slow to focus but works well. Still this combo is small/light-ish and still considerably cheaper than the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 for the Sony A7!! My camera has been converted to full spectrum and so the common 52mm filter thread is also really appreciated!https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/16069929876_12fce8db1c_z.jpg

nice..here the 5d with the 40mm.nice also

http://www.eoshd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/canon-ef-40mm-pancake-5d-mark-iii-review.jpg..

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7251/7419271084_60cbbaf9d8_z.jpg<br />

Ha! That's so cool! It's funny how it looks too small on the 5D and then almost too big once it's on the adapter on the Sony :P. I so wish they could make a lens this small for the A7, but none of the zeiss lenses are impressive for their size/price/aperture :(.

I found the Canon 40mm pancake to be really quite sharp and not too bad in the corners. On crop it may be a bit boring (focal length and DOF wise), but I bet it's ultra sharp right to the corners!!
#36
Looks like a (slightly) oversized body cap :)

daalphamale
quadpatch
I bought this lens recently for my Sony A7, it works on a crop Sony (NEX) too, but will be 60mm (ergh). Anyway I love this little lens on full frame as it's really close to the 'natural' angle of 43mm.
I got an autofocus adapter from ebay for £67 (now £64) and it works pretty well, slow to focus but works well. Still this combo is small/light-ish and still considerably cheaper than the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 for the Sony A7!! My camera has been converted to full spectrum and so the common 52mm filter thread is also really appreciated!https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/16069929876_12fce8db1c_z.jpg

nice..here the 5d with the 40mm.nice also

http://www.eoshd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/canon-ef-40mm-pancake-5d-mark-iii-review.jpg..







1 Like #37
I have one and a 5d iii, still use the 50mm more.
1 Like #38
I know it's from ebay but suppose not a private seller type of transaction. According to http://www.canon.co.uk/Where_to_Buy/For_Home/Canon_Authorised_Etailers/Argos is an authorised e-retailer.

Here is the link to the Canon online cashback form https://canon-winter-2014-uk.sales-promotions.com/?country_promotion=2&lng=en
1 Like #39
neal
I have one and a 5d iii, still use the 50mm more.
thats different though as you are full frame, both of those lenses are fairly similar ie usable
on crop its more likely to be a case of pretty unusable vs pretty usable

(in terms of using indoors which many will with these)
#40
Yes, the full frame does make a difference, only got it for the stm.

Edited By: neal on Jan 04, 2015 20:12: Grammar.

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