Body Cap Lens 15mm (Silver)

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Body Cap Lens 15mm (Silver)

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Body Cap Lens 15mm (Silver)
3.8 Stars
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Item #V325010SW000-410

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.

Body Cap Lens 15mm (Silver)

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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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February 17, 2016 by Larry
Nice lens to play with wide angle affects
I had one of these lens for my film camera and really enjoyed playing with the unusual optical distortions. This lens is a inexpensive way to get to the fun stuff. I found this lens to be great lens for tight spaces. I used my FL-300R flash with diffuser in place and bounced it off the ceiling. I shot pictures this way at New Years eve and was able to capture the excitement of the party without blinding anyone. Some say the lens is too slow, but when you can shoot a iso 1600 why does it matter? Took some time exposures of traffic from a high up hotel balcony, wonderful images of blurred car lights. I think the stop in the focus is the hyperfocal point anyone know?
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January 27, 2016 by Goober
Good for a cap lens
Image quality is not the greatest. About what you would expect for a body cap lens. It is a good investment if your camera will not fit somewhere with a lens attached. Works nicely in well-lit areas. Fails in low-light. Is it worth the $50 price tag? Maybe to fill out an order of one or two lenses. Or maybe to get over $150 for the free shipping. If you lose the body cap your camera came with it is definitely worth paying for.
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January 21, 2016 by harvey
Surprise Lens
This is not a well loved lens, but I found a good use for it. I use it on a PM1 mounted on a race car roll bar for track video with 3-Axis IBIS. It beats the crap out of a GoPro!. F/8 is bright enough. it seems to be the perfect focal length for this application. For some video super sharp is not the best choice. I like the combination of 720 line and a soft lens for this. The video appears smoother. Using the OLY audio adaptor in the accessary port, I run a remote shotgun mike mounted under the dashboard out of the wind. People are amazed at how great the videos are with this kit partly because the audio is so good and the video is good too. I know we have 4K and hi-tech video cameras now but regardless of the specs, this setup pleases viewers and that's what really matters.
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