This vs pancake lens for around the same price? Like which one is better for what type of photography/video.
If you have a T4i or greater go with the pancake (40mm) lens. I just sold my 50mm lens...
I hated the nifty fifty because the AF was terrible for me. It would hunt then blur my pictures in AF. In MF it was awesome but I wear glasses so I like AF when I am taking pics of the kids.
THE 40mm seems to be better for me with still pics and video. I am able to get more field of view.