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13urnzz
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The latest EF lens is Canon's 'pancake' 40mm. i bought one last Saturday, and so far i'm impressed;

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/7594901862_f513819cab_z.jpg

From the reviews i had read, it was supposed to be a Godsend for videographers, but honestly, not using the video capability of my camera much.

For US $199, a fixed focal length sharp walk around lens fills the bill, and if video's your thing, so much the better.
Brasso
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what makes it especially good for video? sorry, it must sound like a really stupid question. doesn't a shorter lens make for wide-angle shooting?
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13urnzz
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Brasso wrote:

what makes it especially good for video? sorry, it must sound like a really stupid question. doesn't a shorter lens make for wide-angle shooting?
this lens is wider than the 50mm, but that's not a bad thing for video. For the newer Canon bodies (T4i, or 650d) Canon is claiming full time autofocus. This lens has a stepping motor, as opposed to the ultrasonic motor Canon has used in the past for autofocus.

i've found this lens to be sharp from center to edges, up to about f/11. It also has good color reproduction, with no artifacts or fringing.
RTHKI
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im tempted to get this lens
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Nice review burnzzy
13urnzz
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thanks. i let my wife borrow it, haven't seen it in a month . . .
Steve-0
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i got a new lens.

the 100 mm Macro . . .

https://i.imgur.com/W8E53Tv.jpg

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