Why no 40mm pancake (or similar)?

Started Feb 9, 2018 | Questions thread
TomFid Veteran Member • Posts: 3,047
Re: Conclusion: I seem to be the only one ;-)

Loga wrote:

Hi Alex,

I am with you. I love my 14mm f2.5 pancake, and recently I acquired a Meike 28mm f2.8, also a pancake, albeit a manual one. I would have really loved if Panasonic or Olympus made a few more small lenses, and my dream would have came true if they made a manual lens series, like my Meike 28mm f2.8. Making them small would be even easier without autofocus, not to mention they could be cheaper. A lineup like 14, 17, 25 and 40mm, all manual focus, f2.8 wide open, and pancake. The problem is that no other company does this, however they should only match the mount (and the focus distance scale)

If flange distance is the limit, it should be possible to make collapsible lenses,  which would also be easier with manual focus. A nice, manual extension with a smooth helical mechanism would be cool.

Post (hide subjects) Posted by
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow