Why no 40mm pancake (or similar)?

Started Feb 9, 2018 | Questions thread
peppermonkey Veteran Member • Posts: 4,908
Ooooh nice

WhiteBeard wrote:

jeffharris wrote:

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?

Pentax makes a line of crêpe-thin lenses that make the 20mm and 14 f2.5 look obese.

That 40 F2.8 sure is tiny although it may benefit from Pentax's "screw-drive from camera" auto focus which could enable a more compact lens. It adapts to a µ4/3 body (losing AF along the way) with an adapter that sadly seems bigger than the lens itself...

Pixco Adjustable Aperture Lens adapter suit for Pentax K mount DA lens to Micro 4/3

Didn't realize there were adapters for k Mount that you can change the spiritap with. I should look into it.

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