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 Post subject: Pancake lens?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:18 am 
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Whats the point of a pancake lens? Are they sharper without the zoom. or is it just to compact your camera making it more portable?

wouldnt you rather spend the money on a macro lens first rather then a pancake lens?


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Pancakes are about size. The quality could vary. What you should buy depends on your needs.

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i assume u are talking about oly 25mm pancake lens

image quality wise, it is not better than 14-54mm II lens, but it is slightly better than kit lens 14-42mm.

the main attraction are bigger aperture of f/2.8 and very small size.

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Enche Zein wrote:
i assume u are talking about oly 25mm pancake lens

image quality wise, it is not better than 14-54mm II lens, but it is slightly better than kit lens 14-42mm.

the main attraction are bigger aperture of f/2.8 and very small size.


Ha! I think you are forgetting something... :D

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what is that my friend?

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Given GLXLR's sig, I'd assume Pentax pancake lenses. Then again this is in the Oly subforum...

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