... I still think the 50/1.8 is a better option if I needed something cheap and handy.
That's what I was thinking. Half the price, more than a stop faster, 40mm vs 50mm (thats not too different), and not that much longer than the pancake (but will the body+50 fit in my pocket?).
But I don't really have a use for it right now. And my "landscape kit" came this week and really pounded the VISA card!
initially, i was nodding in agreement with you guys, but then i started thinking about that "fit in pocket" comment, and i started thinking that it might be nice to "go light" with that 40 shorty in your pocket.