Why the lack of pancake primes for NEX

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Why the lack of pancake primes for NEX
Aug 3, 2011

NEX 7 seems to be on track to become a great camera, for its rangefinder like body design with a very good EVF built in. But there’s a distinctive lack of pancake lenses to complement it, which more than halves the appeal of the system. And it makes many wonder why. Now it seems to me that NEX is meant to be the core assembly of a modularized system to accommodate as many legacy lenses as possible. As such, its sensor is not “optimized” for the E mount but the “regular” DSLR lenses.

Personally, I’d rather have a version NEX 7 featuring off-setting micro lens, like that of Leica M9 and Fuji X100, that’s optimized for E mount lenses, and complement it with a number of high quality compact/pancake primes of that mount.

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