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View Poll Results: Is the 40 f2.8 strange/ugly/weird/funky looking
Yes, it's abnormal looking. 2466.67%
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04-22-2008, 05:24 PM   #1
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funky looking lens

Is it just me or is the 40 f2.8 lens really strange looking?

04-22-2008, 05:42 PM   #2
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it's def not a looker ... looks better w/o the Lens hood
maybe it's strange because it's not what people normally think of as an SLR lens?
04-22-2008, 05:45 PM   #3
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Well, people from other brands wish they can have pancake lens we have.. and we are saying it is strange looking..
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For me it looks abnormal but in a very good way. I think it is really cute. I love it.
For me strange does not mean bad, it is just different and interesting.

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do you mean da 40mm f/2.8 limited?

its not strange. its akward

but i love it.
04-22-2008, 09:31 PM   #6
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Mine should be here tomorrow, so I'll let you know then what I think!
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i love how the takumar lenses look on the k10d, its like small... lol but the 40mm pancakes... oooh so flat

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it looks weird to most (the average) canikon folks because they think that having a DSLR means having the biggest honkin' telephoto zoom they can afford coupled to the front of it. they don't have a true understanding of a prime lens or of an appropriate lens for the task at hand, not to mention any sort of compactness and ease of use. I met a Nikon user the other day downtown (savannah, georgia) who apparently didn't know what a prime lens was when I asked him why he was using a telephoto zoom to take candid street shots. (street photography) which makes up most of my photographic 'portfolio'. So I can imagine that they would give very strange looks to the DA 40mm but personally I think it looks great.
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It looks like an oversized body cap.
04-23-2008, 06:14 AM   #10
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I hadn't thought of that but I bet on camera it does look sort of like a body cap with a picture window.

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