My new 15mm f8. Cheap...but disappointing.

Started Oct 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: My new 15mm f8. Cheap...but disappointing.

Chris_in_Osaka wrote:

Picked up the new Oly body cap lens last night. Today is the official release date in Japan (one weak late).

The good:

It's cheap.

It's by far the best body cap I've ever had.

It's better than Holga M4/3 lenses in the same price range.

The bad:

It's now officially the worst lens I own. No wonder Olympus list it under "accessories" rather than "lenses".

I haven't been using it long, but from what I can tell, 70-80% of my images are garbage.

Yep, looks like performs exactly in-line for what it is, which is a $49 body cap. For sure buyers need to go into this lens with realistic expectations. The 15mm focal length to me is somewhat unexciting in this format, especially given the maximum aperture. Someone wanting the physically small size AND performance need to just be paying the money for a lens that provides both, the Panasonic 14mm f2.5.

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