Why no 40mm pancake (or similar)?

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

alex2b wrote:

Thanks. enossified pointed that out in a response below as well.

I just compared the optical designs of the Pentax 70mm with the Panasonic 20mm, and it seems that the Pentax has 6 elements, while the Panasonic has at least 7. Both are real pancake designs (no trickery in the Pentax). Interesting...

If you're into adapted manual lenses, Voigtländer makes a 40mm f1.4 ($449) and a slightly larger 35mm f1.4 ($629). Both have Leica M mounts.

https://cameraquest.com/voigtlen.htm

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I have the 35mm and love it. Excellent image quality, Color signature and rendering (100% Voigtländer!!!). It's really fun to use. The focal length is great for street shooting, too. To top that off, it looks really cool!

Looks luv'ly and probably shorter than both Oly 45 and Panny 42.5 even with the adapter. The OP must share your lust for manual focus though....

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