Is It a Body Cap or a Lens? It’s Both. Olympus also introduces an intriguing new lens for its Micro Four Thirds line. The BCL-15mm f8.0 Body Cap Lens serves as a body cap when carrying the camera around without its interchangeable lens, and transforms to become a pan-focus snapshot lens to capture images. The lens is so thin – just 9mm thick – that it can easily be mistaken for a camera-mount body cap. With three glass lens elements in three groups, it can be used as a wide-angle lens equivalent with a single focal length of 30mm (35mm camera equivalent). In addition to daily use as a “pan-focus” lens featuring a wide angle, fixed f8 aperture and deep depth of field, it is compatible with manual focusing using a lever and capable of close-up shooting as close as 30 cm. A lens-protection barrier is provided so the lens can be mounted permanently on the camera and even put in a pocket together with the camera. Item number: V325010SW000.
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Customer Reviews of the Body Cap Lens 15mm (Silver)
June 02, 2015
Came free with purchase
I got this free with purchase of a camera or kit( I bough the Pen E-PL7 body kit). I works ok for something to alway have at the ready, and as long as your up close to what you want to take a picture of. I do like having something at the ready and am glad it was something free. I think I will buy another one but of better quality. I am not say it is terrible, I am just saying it is ok and sometimes I to take two or three (sometimes more) shots to get one that I really like.
June 26, 2014
Great body cap
Some people may say this is the worst lens in the world. It is, however, what performance do you expect when you only have to pay a body cap's money on this little toy? So this is a body cap with shooting function lol.
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