January 30, 2015
This Lens can be quite fun to use if you manage your expectations as you should considering the cost of this. It is especially useful with Olympus' in body Art Filters. Yes this Lens is slow at F8 and a little soft but considering the price it performs better than expected.
January 24, 2014
I have played with Holga before but with this body cap as slim as is. I can fit my OMD E-M5 with grip in to my small bag at ease and able to snap shot if I don't have time to change it. Center focus is well but outer seems little blur in some shot I tested.
Overall nice little cap to have. I just got 12-40M M.Zuiko Pro so I'm playing with that lens too ..
July 04, 2013
The lens body cap does what it claims to do. It keeps dust out of the camera innards and serves as an acceptable fixed focus lens. The aperture is set at f8 and the camera's variable ISO takes care of the exposure. With this lens you have converted your $500 camera to the equivalent of a Box Brownie. The pictures are fairly evenly illuminated and reasonably sharp. Adequate for snapshots, even 4x6" prints, It might make a decent street shooting camera. The body cap is OK for using your Pen as a P&S but for real photography put a decent focusing lens on your camera.
March 16, 2013
The Body cap lens is an exercise on contingence. It's all about learning to make do with what you've got: it's quirky and restricted, a rarity in the days of intelligent cameras,perfect optics and instant autofocus.
However, the BCL is a be-with-you-at-all-times lens, especially if you have a Pen Mini, which will now fit in your pocket. There is no autofocus, so there is zero AF lag, just shoot.
Fixed f/8 means everything is in focus, so just capture the moment.
The M4/3 system is thriving with awesome lenses, and there are arguably “better” alternatives, but none is funner than the BCL. It’s also very inexpensive, so there is not much financial compromise ;)
January 31, 2013
Don't expect photos that you can print to 16 x 24, but for the quick snap without the need to remove a body cap, you can't make a better investment. It's pre-focused to .3 m (11.8") or set to ∞ and being f/8 and 30 mm wide angle to boot it's perfect for those I wish I had a lens on my camera moments and with this you always will.