I’m really thrilled now, as I’ve just find out that Canon announced a 40mm Pancake lens. The pancake lens are lens that are very “short” and therefore are also light weight.
Why I like it? several good reasons:
- lightweight – I decided to buy a lightweight camera (probably one of the canon 600/650 models) during our last trip to Spain, I finally realized that touring with a bug of camera gear isn’t very fun- it’s heavy and you are to worried about someone robbers your bug as you snatch something at McDonald’s…
- Small – small is good, cause it doesn’t worry people when you go on some street photography.
- Specs – Its an EF lens, so it will fit your Full Frame camera and your Crop camera as well. F/2.8 will fit most of your low light photography needs.
- Silent focus motor will make it great for video photography too.
- Close 0.3m minimum focusing distance, that very close.
Its suppose to be available at the end of June 2012 for about 199$ so its an affordable glass (Currently available only at B&H pre order).
What do you think about it?