Is Canon's First Pancake Lens Ready for Its Closeup?

By Mario Aguilar on at

According to Canon Rumours, Friday could bring the announcement of Canon's first ever pancake lens, a 40mm f/2.8 piece of glass. And considering that flattened beauties are all the rage right now, we hope that's the case.

Pancake lenses are known for being small, lightweight, and just plain pretty, although they generally cannot match the maximum aperture of beefier primes. But this little guy should be pretty cheap (hopefully under £300) so it might be a nice way of trimming the fat from your setup. [Canon Rumors / Canon Price Watch]