An ultra-slim body cap and flexible, fixed-focus, fixed-aperture lens in one, the Olympus 15mm F8 Body Cap lens adds a mere 9mm to the depth of your camera. Its fixed-focus design keeps things sharp (ish) from one meter to infinity, and for close-ups, it incorporates a lever to extend the focus range to just 30cm from your subject.
Olympus 15mm F/8 Body Cap Lens (Micro Four Thirds Mount)
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“ It's tiny, and makes small cameras like the PEN E-PL5 or Lumix GF6 truly pocketable. It doesn't really look like a proper lens, either, which can help in situations where you don't want to be noticed as a photographer.”
- 15mm focal length
- 30mm equivalent focal length on Micro Four Thirds cameras
- F8.0 maximum aperture; F8 minimum
- Manual focus only
- 0.30m/11.81" minimum focus
- Micro Four Thirds mount for Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens cameras
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||FourThirds|
|Focal length||15 mm|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Aperture notes||Fixed circular aperture|
|Minimum focus||0.30 m (11.81″)|
|Full time manual||N/A|
|Weight||22 g (0.05 lb)|
|Diameter||56 mm (2.2″)|
|Length||9 mm (0.35″)|
Scoring is relative only to the other lenses in the same category at the time of review.
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The Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 is a tiny, lightweight, inexpensive piece of kit that somehow squeezes a focusable three element lens into its 9mm-thick housing. Optically it doesn't win any plaudits, but in a way that's not really the point. Its real attraction lies in its portability and simplicity - you won't find a smaller lens.
Micro Four Thirds owners looking for the smallest, lightest, most discreet lens for their cameras
Not So Good For
Anyone who demands high technical quality in all of their images
Fun, Economical, and Easy to Use
Just picked this little cookie up, popped it on my E-PL2 and started shooting. Very surprised with the good image quality this produced. If you are not a pixel peeper, I highly recommend it. It's very simple to use with just a few settings and a slider on the front to focus, although I just set mine to infinity. I took about 100 shots in color and monotone, with various ISO and Shutter Speed settings. I got very nice results from this $50 lens cap. It instantly makes your MFT camera ...