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    I once wondered the same thing.

    Supposedly Voigtlander made a 40mm f/2 Ultron Aspherical for the Canon FD mount, but I can't find proof at the moment and furthermore I've never seen one for sale or anywhere online.

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    Not pancakes, but I once tried to figure out what the most compact FD lenses were, and I think I came up with the 35/2.8 and 50/1.8.
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    As Harry pointed out, the FL-P 38mm for the Pellix is the only pancake lens Canon made. I have one sitting on my Pellix right now and it extends no more than an inch from the body. Bloody sharp lens too I must say.

    Jim B.

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    Canon never seemed interested in making a compact camera. The smallest FD camera is the T60 which wasnt made by canon. The A-series is as close to small as they got and I would consider it more of a medium size. (I shoot olympus and I have some pentax ME's) They were reliable though.

    In the EOS cameras (both film and digital), the big ass grips kinda take away from the compact feeling and I think a pancake would just feel funny.

    Anyway, Pancake lenses are prone to flare anyway and I would rather have a lens with a deep throat like the Nikon 50mm f1.8 AF or 50mm f2.
    Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rol_Lei Nut View Post
    At least in more recent years, Canon has solidly targeted PJs and sports photographers.
    A pancake lens doesn't fit that image.

    Huge white things as $&?§@€ enchancers/substitutes generate far more sales....
    As we have seen over recent years with the influx of LAMBWL photographers, the smaller the lens, the less the cred. Canon must have knew that years ago....

    (Only Fridges and Washing machines come in white....)

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    Someone post a link to the Praktica B200 to show what a true waffle camera looks like. When I think of Canon lenses I think of huge white telephotos at sporting events, which is what their marketing plan wants me to think, or "Wildlife as canon sees it".

    David

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    Maybe they were afraid we'd overdo it on the syrup. Tends to gunk up the works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacer View Post
    Maybe they were afraid we'd overdo it on the syrup. Tends to gunk up the works.
    Eggscuze me? You'd batter quit with the breakfast yolks -- I mean jokes! We can hash (browns) things out without such puns. Bacon yer pardon, but it had to be said.



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    Hash! I haven't had breakfast yet!

    Guess I'm off to the Petro. Oh, yeah... bacon!


    Just to throw in to the topic so I'm not whipped with a spaghetti noodle: Most of my cameras are EOS, and I'd love a compact lens for 'em.
    Was there perhaps something with the focal length and these bodies? Or was it purely a marketing decision?

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    Not focal length, but flange focal distance. Though I'm sure they could still make one if they wanted, doze jurks.

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