Originally Posted by BlackXList
Almost sliding off topic here, has anyone tried that Canon 40mm? opinions?
Super small, very sharp, and relatively cheap. ($150 at B&H right now!)
The only downside is the focus-by-wire design--if the focus motor goes, it's a dead lens. If I owned a Canon EOS system I'd buy one in a second.
I've also shot with the Pentax 40mm XS (bundled with the K-01) a little bit and more extensively with the 43mm Limited. The latter is one of my favorites--fast, compact, and it feels like a real lens--I'm looking forward to using it on full-frame digital via an adapter + EVF when the "M" is released.
The latter doesn't do me much good on film (my Pentax bodies are too old to control the aperture), but was happy enough with its performance on APS-C. Glad to know what it can cover a 35mm frame.