Is this the smallest, cheapest pancake lens EVER?

7Artisans 18mm F6.3 II Ultra-thin
(Image credit: 7Artisans)

Budget-leans manufacturer 7Artisans has just released quite possibly the smallest (and cheapest) pancake lens we’ve ever seen. Available for Sony E-mount, Fuji X-mount and Nikon Z mount APS-C cameras, this 18mm f/6.3 lens might not be the fastest lens but it does offer photographers a very cheap wide-angle solution. 

When mounted on the Sony A6400, Nikon Z fc or Fujifilm X-S10, it doesn’t look much bigger than a body cap. Weighing just 58g it’s incredibly lightweight, making it an ideal accompaniment to some of the best cameras for street photography or travel. And it's just $59 (£49 / AU$85)!

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.