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| p.2 #5 · If Nikon made a 40mm pancake would there be interest? |
With the proliferation of high quality mirror-less cameras, it looks like there are better solutions for going small these days. A pancake lens on an SLR is still a large camera, so I donít know that theyíre such attractive solutions anymore.
(Jemfinch, think "flapjack.")
But, when you already have a FX camera and you still want to go small and light a pancake makes sense - especially if you don't need f/1.4 or f/2 speed.
I bought the 45/2.8P and it makes the D800 much more "carry-able" than having even the 50/1.8G on it because it now can be tucked under your arm without the lens hardly sticking out past the hand grip.
For me, it's not the DSLR body that makes things inconvenient to carry - it's the lens sticking out that get's in the way and makes things bulky and at times unwieldy.
I have a GH-2 as well and the 12-35/2.8 that's mounted to which at times makes it nearly as inconvenient to carry as my D800 + 24-85VR (though it weighs a heck of a lot less).
So, yes a pancake lens on a DSLR is still a large camera, but it's still much smaller than the non-pancake lens, which is what counts.