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Pancake Lens Update

I set off early one Saturday morning and headed for Melbourne CBD with my Canon 5D Mark II and recently purchased Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens (see blog post dated 3 Sept 2012). Feeling distinctly Cartier-Bresson, I gravitated towards the popular cafe strips in Degraves Street and Centre Place knowing I'd find plenty of subject matter. I have to admit that the experience was a real pleasure. My usually bulky outfit suddenly became very light, less obvious and much less intrusive. The lens has a solid positive feel and I am very happy with its performance, autofocus was quick and accurate even wide open, and the results are sharp, evenly exposed with good contrast. This is a lens that will always be in my camera bag, and in my opinion a real bargain.