Any news about the upcoming "snap" pancake lens?

Started Jan 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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cptobvious
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Any news about the upcoming "snap" pancake lens?
Jan 7, 2013

On Sony's lens roadmap there is a snap pancake (whatever that means) lens scheduled for 2013 release. Does anyone have any info about what this is?

Personally, I think Sony really needs a quality wide prime. I've been looking at M4/3s more these days, especially with Oly's 12/2 and new 17/1.8 lenses, both which run less than the Zeiss 24. I have the Sony 16/2.8 but it's kind of a joke unless stopped down to f/8.

I hope Sony will release a high quality lens, maybe a 16/2 that will work with the existing wide-angle and fisheye converters.  After all, Oly replicated FLs with a better 17/1.8 over the crap 17/2.8.  Otherwise, it may be too tempting to switch systems.

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