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)
January 27, 2016
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.
January 21, 2016
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.
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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