Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8.0

Announced Sep 17, 2012 •
Prime lens | Micro Four Thirds
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Announced Sep 17, 2012

The Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 is a tiny, lightweight, inexpensive piece of kit that somehow squeezes a focusable three element lens into its 9mm-thick housing. Optically it doesn't win any plaudits, but in a way that's not really the point. Its real attraction lies in its portability and simplicity - you won't find a smaller lens. An ultra-slim cap and flexible, manual-focus, fixed-aperture lens in one; this is an ideal first accessory for the powerful new PEN Lite and PEN Mini. For close-ups, there's a lever to extend the focus range to just 30cm from your subject.

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Review, Jul 11, 2013
Quick specs
Lens type Prime lens
Focal length 15 mm
Image stab. No
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Max aperture F8.0
Min aperture F8.0
Min focus 0.30 m (11.81)
Max magnification 0.06×
Weight 22 g (0.05 lb)
Length 9 mm (0.35)

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The Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 is a tiny, lightweight, inexpensive piece of kit that somehow squeezes a focusable three element lens into its 9mm-thick housing. Optically it doesn't win any plaudits, but in a way that's not really the point. Its real attraction lies in its portability and simplicity - you won't find a smaller lens.

Good for: Micro Four Thirds owners looking for the smallest, lightest, most discreet lens for their cameras

Not so good for: Anyone who demands high technical quality in all of their images

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