When I read Canon was releasing a new pancake lens for the EF lens systems, I couldn’t stop myself. I had sold some previous lenses and picked up the lens from B & H Photo. Initially I was confused that the lens wouldnt not manually overcome autofocus when set on auto focus — even when twisting the focus ring. I posted thoughts along these lines on Flickr, only to be corrected.
In fact the lens can override autofocus provided you keep the shutter depressed halfway. This is much different from my other collection of USM and L Canon EF Lenses.
I took the lens with me to our softball game tonight, and came up with some images worth sharing.