Are pancake primes extinct ?

Started Feb 12, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Are pancake primes extinct ?

liviutza wrote:

I believe the 14mm (which I do not own but have tried) proves reasonable AF can be achieved. Of course the 14mm has a much shorter focus throw and smaller elements, so I can see longer pancakes having slightly lower AF speed, but not much slower compared to non-pancake lenses of similar focal length and focus throw. Pancakes are a compromise designed to reduce size and I for one accept reasonable disadvantages in other areas if IQ and convenience are good enough for my standards.

Aye, I'm with you, I too think it's reasonable that pancakes makes some compromises to fit the smaller form factor. As I wrote to Anders, I have no experience with the 14 mm, but I stand corrected.

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