Why no 40mm pancake (or similar)?

Started Feb 9, 2018 | Questions thread
Osa25 Senior Member • Posts: 1,723
Re: Why no 40mm pancake (or similar)?
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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.

True. But bear in mind that on M43 you need f2 or less to begin being useful as a prime lens ie one lens all day. F2.8 is more daytime territory.

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