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    joshwa
    joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3593 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
    20 Nov 2013 - 7:41 PM

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    The Olympus 15mm Body Cap Lens is a fixed f/8 lens, and this gives reasonable photos in good light, as can be seen in our review:
    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/olympus-15mm-f-8-0-body-cap-lens-review-21536

    However, the aperture disc can be removed (if you are careful and don't mind voiding your warranty), and will give a much brighter, almost f/2, lens, although images are much softer (toy-like) afterwards. There are a number of small screws on the back of the lens, and inside there are a number of very small washers, making it quite a fiddly process. (And not recommended unless you are good at taking apart and re-assembling small things). Here are some pictures of the lens afterwards. These were originally posted in the huge E-M5 thread, but I thought it would be good to post here so it's easier to find the information!

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    dannyr
    dannyr  4 United Kingdom
    21 Nov 2013 - 12:47 PM

    That's fantastic, I never wanted one because it was so slow, but at f2 I might be tempted!
    The thing I never like about the lens was it was too sharp in the first place and not that toy like, so I might even prefer it!

    Are there any example photos posted anywhere?

    Dan

    joshwa
    joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3593 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
    21 Nov 2013 - 2:05 PM

    Hi Dan I'll take some shortly Smile

    joshwa
    joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3593 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
    21 Nov 2013 - 2:55 PM

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    Some images here under "Other sample photos"
    http://www.ephotozine.com/equipment/item/olympus-15mm-f-8-body-cap-4823/images

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314811 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    21 Nov 2013 - 3:56 PM

    You can probably get a similar effect by sticking cling film over your lenses Smile

    Carabosse
    Carabosse e2 Member 1139385 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Nov 2013 - 3:08 AM

    Lol! The body cap lens must be about the most pointless lens ever made! Grin

    The only thing I do with a camera's body cap is put it away in a cupboard - never to be seen again until I sell the camera..........

    dannyr
    dannyr  4 United Kingdom
    22 Nov 2013 - 9:03 AM

    Thanks Joshwa, much appreciated.

    It doesn't look any softer than the Holga lenses, and a it's a lot thinner. If I ever see one going for cheap, ill give it a shot!

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