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    Why canon never had pancake lenses

    As far as I know, from the FD to te EOS mount canon never had a pancake lenses while nikon and pentax always had. Now all knew that canon bodies always had small flange distance making it the most adaptable for other make lenses. Can it be for this small distance be the obstacle for designing a pancake?

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    Even in FD mount I don't think Canon had a real pancake, just the 38mm FL mount for the Pellix.

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    Considering you can use other brands' pancakes with adapter, I don't think that is the case. They probably just didn't think it would sell

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    I heard they couldn't decide whether to make a pancake or not- all they did was waffle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    I heard they couldn't decide whether to make a pancake or not- all they did was waffle.
    Good one

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    Canon didn't seem to be too concerned for size in their SLRs. Maybe they like waffles better.

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    I like waffles better, they hold more surple. The size of Canon SLR never really bother me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altim View Post
    Considering you can use other brands' pancakes with adapter, I don't think that is the case. They probably just didn't think it would sell
    But by adding adapter you're adding the flange distance

    Either way this post is only a product of idle thinking it could be it is only because they think it would not sell or other things.

    Ps: I'm more into pancakes than waffles, it's more hands on and technique involving

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    This is one of those questions that are best to get the answer for from the Canon Corporation.
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    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....
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