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New Pancake Lenses
« on: September 22, 2012, 01:29:53 PM »
For which focal lengths might Canon pancake lenses be possible in the future. I haven't seen any rumors of any.
I think the 40mm pancake would make a great lens to use for stereoscopic landscape photography. I'm lusting for it and I don't even have a second body... yet. (Yes, I know you can shoot two shots with the same camera by just moving a little bit to the side. But if water or something else moves, then two bodies is the way to go.)
So, what focal lengths can be pancaked?
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Re: New Pancake Lenses
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2012, 02:24:24 PM »
Mmmmmm, pancakes....

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2012, 02:28:11 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2012, 02:59:08 PM »
Pancakes are usually 20-40mm but I have seen them as low as a 12.5 and as high as a 70.

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Re: New Pancake Lenses
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2012, 06:53:01 PM »
Thanks Crasher8.
I just eBay-ed "pancake lens" and found the following:
28mm Industar-69 f2.8
40mm Olympus Zuiko OM f/2
45mm Nikkor f/2.8
50mm Nikkor f./1.8 AiS
50mm Industar f3.5
Skink Pinhole Pancake Kits
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Re: New Pancake Lenses
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2012, 06:58:22 PM »
Unless we get a 28mm pancake, 40mm is about it.  I really don't expect a new one soon.

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Re: New Pancake Lenses
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2012, 01:15:14 AM »
Unless we get a 28mm pancake, 40mm is about it.  I really don't expect a new one soon.
me neither. I think it's more a gimmick anyhow
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2012, 04:01:40 AM »
It's not a gimmick for me.  Picture quality is superb and my 5D2 is very compact and light.  Also when shooting in the street it is much less intrusive.

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 06:34:34 AM »
Unless we get a 28mm pancake, 40mm is about it.  I really don't expect a new one soon.

Check the new Voigtländer ;)

Not quite a pancake, but really almost there.

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Re: New Pancake Lenses
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2012, 07:46:02 AM »
Yes, Canon should make more pancakes.
Consider how good they managed to make the 40mm at that price and the IQ is just superb…
They really should make more..at least aother 1 or 2…at 17mm and 24mm maybe?

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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2012, 10:34:43 AM »
EF-S 27mm f/2.8 would be nice.
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2012, 10:43:02 AM »
I'm curious to wonder just how fast Canon might be able to make a pancake. Is 1.8 out of the question for say,  a 24?

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Re: New Pancake Lenses
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2012, 08:45:12 PM »
Yes, Canon should make more pancakes.
Consider how good they managed to make the 40mm at that price and the IQ is just superb…
They really should make more..at least aother 1 or 2…at 17mm and 24mm maybe?

+1...I'll take one at 16 or 17mm f1.4 to 2.0, perfect for travel. I'm currently in Hong Kong for business trip, I have 5d III + 24-70mm II paired up - so far, they like beauty and the beast :)

I do miss my 16-35 II  :(

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Re: New Pancake Lenses
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2012, 08:45:12 PM »

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Re: New Pancake Lenses
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012, 12:51:58 AM »
Don't forget that Pentax have a 21mm pancake. It's made for the K-mount, so 45mm flange distance, but it only covers APS-C, so maybe that's how they got a wide-angle pancake to look so good (it's not as nice as the EF 40, but it's as good a wide-angle as you could expect in a pancake).

Seeing as we've already got 40mm, then 50mm and 35mm are probably out. 80mm makes a nice 'pancake' for 6x6 (well, my Biometar (Planar) is the size of a nifty fifty, but for MF that's pretty small). I doubt we'll see one for EF.
So 28mm is the next logical point, but it'll have to be f/3.5 (probably) to get it small, and besides, we've just got a new 28mm f/2.8 IS, if they make an f/2.8 nonIS pancake it'll kill a few sales of the IS. Ditto that for 24mm.
Unless of course it's an EF-S at 28-35mm, then FF users will still have to go for the IS?

And whether Canon can make a 21mm and still keep it 'pancake' and cover FF at the same time? Probably, but I don't think they'd try.


So my guesses: 90% probability the Shorty Forty is all we get. 7% for an EF-S 28mm. 1% chance each for a 21 or 24mm, and the last 1% is Canon surprise me.
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Re: New Pancake Lenses
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012, 12:51:58 AM »