45mm F/2.8 pancake lens--I just bought it, now what?

Started May 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
jhinkey Senior Member • Posts: 2,801
Re: Nuh...

paulski66 wrote:

brightcolours wrote:

The reason why the lens is bigger is not the AF motor, there is enough room. Reasons may be recessed front element amount, focussing path, IF or not. The old one extends while focussing, the new one doesn't for instance.

If Canon makes a 40mm f2.8 pancake with AF, so can Nikon. Nothing physically impossible in that...

Not from what I'm seeing. Every small AF-D lens Nikon has replaced has gotten significantly larger with the addition of AF-S. Just look at the 35 f/1.8 v. the 35 f/2 it replaces.

Maybe Nikon just likes using more material to build these lenses?

If Nikon went ahead and doubled the size of the 45/2.8P to update the optics and give it AF capability it would still be very compact . . .

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