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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Luke Forrest wrote:

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.

While we are at it we should expand the Sigma M4/3 lenses to 19/2.8, 30/2.8, 60/2.8 - all fine compact lenses and very reasonably priced.

Again more “compact” than “pancake” and not filling the exact 40mm focal length slot.  But they are made for the M4/3 flange focal lengh and not a “slr” flange focal length.

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