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Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 (micro four thirds) £69.99 delivered @ Olympus.eu
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Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 (micro four thirds) £69.99 delivered @ Olympus.eu

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Posted 16th Jun
Seems to be available directly from Olympus (white only) A similar structure to to 9mm posted here. No aperture adjustment! Manual focusing! Relatively extreme focal length gives a good depth of field. 'A bit soft round the edges' apparently
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Should suit other micro four thirds cameras

Interesting review, I think

Those looking for speed and exemplary image quality in this lens are deluding themselves - and are missing the point entirely! The purpose of this lens is to replicate the inexpensive camera experience from decades long gone. Despite the lens elements being made of glass, this is a toy lens, and its use requires the adoption of a particular kind of photographic philosophy - love of simplicity and spontaneity, the low tech, and vintage/analogue images. I mount this to my Oly EP1 and point and shoot it like an old Kodak Instamatic - usually with the image mode set to Monochrome, Orange Filter, and the contrast bumped up to +1. The image is contrasty and sharp in the center. The edges of the image are softer and do have some vignetting. In B&W, this little gem makes some very dramatic images. The lens is very easy to use. It has a constant aperture of f8, so set your camera to aperture priority. It is manual focus with three focal points: Infinity, hyperfocal distance (set it there and shoot pretty much everything!) and focus to 0.3 meters/1 foot. If you are looking to inject more fun and spontaneous creativity into your photographic experience, then this lens is a blast and you will greatly enjoy it! If you are a gear head who believes in the utmost in image quality and technical standards, then feel free to move on. This lens wasn't made for you
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So.... just be sure i've got this right... spend just shy of £70 to make your several hundred pound camera look like an instamatic from the 60s/70s.
I'll pass thanks
mrew4216/06/2020 08:53

So.... just be sure i've got this right... spend just shy of £70 to make …So.... just be sure i've got this right... spend just shy of £70 to make your several hundred pound camera look like an instamatic from the 60s/70s.I'll pass thanks



I've produced what I consider to be quite good photographs with my phones. i suppose the point may be that it's relatively small and unobtrusive, compared to a zoom lens in the same range for instance and it takes up almost no space in your camera bag
Edited by: "jasee" 16th Jun
I have this lens and it's certainly fun to play around with. It kind of reminds me of the 110mm cameras I used to mess about with as a kid.

It's strength is the spontaneity it offers. I've got some really nice, natural pictures of my kids playing with this lens.

That said, I only paid £29 from SRS Microsystems, so it was firmly in impulse buy territory. Not sure I'd pay over double.
creepyg16/06/2020 09:11

I have this lens and it's certainly fun to play around with. It kind of …I have this lens and it's certainly fun to play around with. It kind of reminds me of the 110mm cameras I used to mess about with as a kid. It's strength is the spontaneity it offers. I've got some really nice, natural pictures of my kids playing with this lens. That said, I only paid £29 from SRS Microsystems, so it was firmly in impulse buy territory. Not sure I'd pay over double.



It's not available there now, maybe second-hand?
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