Thanks everyone. The older lenses do appeal and I have the 50mm 1.8d, which is my only foray into older designs.
I think I might have to move to FX to make the most of the smaller lenses you lined up and photographed (a used
D700 is now within range of my puny finances.) When I bought my old...
Why does Nikon not make pancake lenses? It may be a question that has no
answer outside of a board room somewhere in Japan. I like pancake lenses
on dslrs. I have looked at lenses like the 28mm but it is not as discreet as a
dedicated pancake lens, such as Canons 40mm stm and Fuji's 27mm