Whats it worth Pancake M 40mm 2.8


DanielH

Link Posted 02/12/2013 - 13:29
Hi,

just a quickie, I know its a bit subjective but what is a reasonable price for this lens in your opinion?

thanks

Daniel

DrOrloff

Link Posted 02/12/2013 - 13:36
I put one up for sale at £40 but no takers.
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gartmore

Link Posted 02/12/2013 - 13:43
I sold one on ebay for around £40, but no one on here was interested prior to that
Ken
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Last Edited by gartmore on 02/12/2013 - 13:44

JAK

Link Posted 02/12/2013 - 13:43
Have a look at used sales on ebay - seems anything between £35 to £110.

John K
John K

DanielH

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 08:30
Thanks everyone, DrO do you still have your copy?

D

DrOrloff

Smeggypants

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 10:38
Apart from rendering your DSLR to look like it's got a bodycap on, what's the advantage with pancake lenses?

I can't understand the point of them? It's not even a case of less glass is more as I've never heard any passionate shouts about them giving superb IQ?

what am I missing?
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
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JAK

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 10:56
Smeggypants wrote:
Apart from rendering your DSLR to look like it's got a bodycap on, what's the advantage with pancake lenses?

I can't understand the point of them? It's not even a case of less glass is more as I've never heard any passionate shouts about them giving superb IQ?

what am I missing?

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?79024-40mm-F2-8-revie...

They were certainly a convenient match to the ME/MX cameras they were designed for as is the XS on a K-01. IQ was better than the contemporary zooms.

John K
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 03/12/2013 - 11:01

Gamka

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 12:31
When fitted to the MX it became a pocket camera!

gartmore

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 16:48
I bought my MX with the 40mm because it was so tiny. I bought the DA 40mm to make the *IstDS a pocketable discrete camera for street shooting, it looks like bridge camera or something. The IQ of the DA Ltd lens is far higher than the original and is still a favourite of mine.
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

nass

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 17:09
Worst lens I have. Seriously. Waste of space.
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johnha

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 18:17
On film, 40mm is my preffered focal length for a do-it-all-prime lens (I find 35mm a tad too wide). I bought my M40 because I like the focal length and there isn't another option (I might be tempted by the FA43 but can't justify the cost).
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 18:54
nass wrote:
Worst lens I have. Seriously. Waste of space.

Fortunately, not that much space at least!

The DA and XS versions look much better.
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DanielH

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 20:56
Smeggypants wrote:
Apart from rendering your DSLR to look like it's got a bodycap on, what's the advantage with pancake lenses?

I can't understand the point of them? It's not even a case of less glass is more as I've never heard any passionate shouts about them giving superb IQ?

what am I missing?

Well it is small! and that is of great importance to me since i intend to potentially mount it on a m43 body, also the IQ is certainly not terrible from other reviews ive read and should be equal or better than the 14-42 kit lens.........oh and its faster at f2.8

davidstorm

Link Posted 03/12/2013 - 21:01
The DA 40mm F2.8 XS that comes with the K-01 is a great little lens, very sharp and contrasty with typical Pentax colours. As a package with the K-01 it works great and makes perfect sense.

Regards
David
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