Why no 40mm pancake (or similar)?

Started Feb 9, 2018 | Questions thread
Luke Forrest Regular Member • Posts: 498
Re: Why no 40mm pancake (or similar)?
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The canon 40mm pancake is a FF lens with the same FOV of the panasonic 20mm 1.7, which is also a pancake lens. On a canon crop sensor is more like a 60mm lens, not 80mm which it would be on MFT.

The sigma 30mm f2.8 is the closest thing to the canon 40mm on a crop sensor. Not much bigger than a pancake, and certainly no bigger once you attach it to a small MFT body.

Picture taken from ephotozine.com

It might not be possible to make a 40mm pancake for MFT and even if it was most people would still probably rather have either the Pan 42.5mm 1.7 or the Oly 45mm 1.8. They're both tiny with a fast aperture for some background separation.

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