Why no 40mm pancake (or similar)?

Started Feb 9, 2018 | Questions thread
peppermonkey Veteran Member • Posts: 4,909
Love the Voigtlanders...

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!

Love my Color-Skopar 35mm f2.5, Snapshot-Skopar 21mm f4 and with your recommendation, also picked up the Color-Heliar 75mm f2.8.

And just recently the Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5

I think I'm pretty much set focal length wise. Albeit, I generally use them for my Bessa R instead of my MFT cameras...

And no, don't have any of the M-mount lenses...don't have that much $$$ lying around

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