Why no 40mm pancake (or similar)?

Started Feb 9, 2018 | Questions thread
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Re: Why no 40mm pancake (or similar)?
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alex2b wrote:

I used to think that as well, because neither Panasonic nor Olympus went beyond 20mm, but then I realized that Canon makes the 40mm pancake. If they can do it, why would the masters of lens size reduction not be able to do so?

Because they're making it for a mount with a much longer flange distance. Put the Canon 40mm on an EOS-to-m43 adapter and it's not really a pancake lens any more.

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