oluv: no pancake zoom? WTF?
Take your zoom and shove it. Primes Rule!
AshMills: Presumably the adapter for EF lenses is not optical, so should be dirt cheap?
It is not optical but not dirt cheap. B&H pre order is $199 U.S.Since Flange distance is farther for EF lenses an extension is all you need. Would be cool to see an FD adaptor too!
Frenske: Depth of field: 0.0004m at 0.47m and f/2.8. LOL ... even at f/16 it is just 3mm. I am not sure the world really needs lenses like this.
Very good and informative reply Joseph. Frenske should go find another hobby that suites his narrow minded view of the world. I would recommend kite flying.
Zerblatt: I¨m allergic to all Canon products...
Just so you all know Idiotunctivitis is a real disorder. Making fun of someone with that problem IS NOT COOL.
Wildbegonia: Guys, i notice lately in my G12 rubber sides of the camers white spots as if the user (me) used it with fingers stainned with white out paper paint. Where do i go from here?
Hurry to the hospital and have your arms amputated before the poison raches your brain. May be too late.
Peanut88: Dumb company with poor quality control !
So what should those affected do ?Return the camera or send it in servicing ?
blah blah blah whine whine complain boo hoo hoo
Francis Sawyer: Let's see: 40mm, which isn't a "normal" lens on either sensor size, and slow.
More bizarre flailing from Canon.
You've made your ignorance very clear by your posting. The 40-45mm focal length has been popular among street photographers for years. Historically these type of lenses are sharp, light and unobtrusive. The only "flailing" from Canon here is that they should have released this lens years ago.
Buckoboy: Ripoff Britain!!! 40mm STM recommended price $199 ...... Warehouse Express (WEX) price...yes you guessed it £229!!!!!!
WOW that is unfaire, maybe Just buy it from a U.S. source.
Thomas Kachadurian: Voigtlander 40mm pancake, a great lens, is F2. Canon falls short again.
As a long time Canon shooter I've got to wonder what they're thinking these days.
I don't think Canon has fallen short with lens at all. I own the Voigtlander and a beautiful lens it is. All metal construction and stand out image quality at $500 is well worth it for the experienced photographer. However, i'm thinking of buying this lens not to replace my Voigtlander, but as a great lens for my wife who relies on autofocus and would appreciate the compact design. At $200 this lens is a bargain. The $100 Canon 50mm 1.8 has excellent IQ but all plastic construction makes it kind of a disposable limited use item. Looking foreword to seeing some image samples though.
I'm sick of all the complaints and general sense of dissatisfaction with the world that I see here. Way to often DPreview is cluttered with whiney complaints and anger towards on camera manufacturer or another. This is a new golden age of photography, enjoy it don't complain about it.
Bernd M: There is something I don't understand: Why the pancake has only F2.8? It seems development is going backwards. 20 years ago I used a Zuiko 40mm F2.0 pancake. For the last 3 years I used a Hexanon 40mm F1.8, that I adapted on my Olympus 4/3 camera. I changed it for the Zuiko 40mm F1,4 from the PenF series for my m4/3 Panasonic. All this lenses were made 20-30 years ago, and they are small and very good. Where's the progress, I'm asking.
Higuel you sounds like a whiney complaining fool. Not to mention uninformed and angry. i'm sick of all the complaints and general sense of dissatisfaction with the world that I see here (DPreview) way to often. This is the golden age of photography enjoy it don't complain about it
jadgl968: looks ugly as hell
So eloquently stated, perhaps you should apply for that writer's position.
Great looking camera and think of all those classic K-mount lenses you can put on it. Would be a great kit with that 40mm pancake lens their packing with the K-01 too.
Very Nice! Great silhouette.
Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Plannar ZE. my fav!
A standard $25 Casio quarts watch is a more accurate timepiece than the most expensive mechanical $100,000 Rolex. People buy luxury items because they induce the user into a state of glorious euphoria (if you can afford it).
If your complaining about how horrible this camera is or how much you hate Leica, you likely have never taken a micro economics course and do not undersand the economics of a free market or a luxury based business model.I'm sorry you can not afford this camera; neither can I for that mater but grow up and stop complaining.
That EVF looks exactly like olympus's VF-2. Beautiful camera but if your buying for looks then that EVF ruins it. I'm a little surprised at the modest maximum shutter speed too but at f/2.8 correct exposure would rarely require anything faster.