Further readings for the Olympus 15mm 1:8.0 Body Cap
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The Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 is a distinctly quirky product. It's only slightly thicker than a standard body cap, but includes a tiny three element lens with a basic focusing mechanism that allows close-up shooting to about 25cm from the camera. It also has a switchable lens cover, operated using the same small lever that's used for focusing. Despite this, it's just about the cheapest lens of any description that's made by any camera manufacturer.
Announced in September 2012 the Olympus 15mm 1:8.0 body cap lens is a pancake prime lens for the Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Costing just $49 and featuring an equivalent 30mm wide-angle focal length, fixed f/8 aperture and manual focus it’s a cheap and quirky alternative. Its tiny proportions also make an intriguing option for photographers looking to work discreetly, travel light and be ready to shoot at a moments notice.