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Anyone Order the 15mm bodycap lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by colorado_photog, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. colorado_photog

    colorado_photog Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 28, 2012
    Anyone else preorder the 15mm f8 body cap lens. For 49.99 I figured it would be worth a try now just waiting for it to ship . I thought with the early shipments of the 60mmm macro this lens might be shipping soon .
  2. ISO1600

    ISO1600 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 17, 2012
    Abilene, TX
    yeah, i ordered from Oly on this one. Super excited.
  3. peternorman

    peternorman New to Mu-43

    Sep 23, 2012
    G'day, yea I've ordered it from park cameras. Looking forward to comparing it to the 20mm Panasonic pancake. The Olympus is 72 degrees and the Panasonic is 57 degrees.
  4. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    I did as well.

    I also have a wanderlust pin wide pin hole lens- that I'm really looking forward to comparing it to.
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    yes. I considered the pros and cons in careful logical fashion, and then said "what the hell?" It's either going to be a piece of junk or the next cult lens. Either way, my E-PM1 fits in my jean pocket with a body cap, and that's a real plus for me. I think (JMHO) that this thing is a street lens or nothing.
  6. Liamness

    Liamness Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    For me it's the classic type of lens that you pick up used. It is going to fall in price (in the UK anyway), and it's not like it matters if it gets busted up. I want it but I'm going to wait.
  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Just ordered one - got an email with $10 off an order of $40 or more. Got one for $48.75 that included tax and shipping! I'm happy!:biggrin:
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  8. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
  9. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    I ordered one from Olympus when it was first announced. No $10 off though. :frown:

    Sent from my phone, pardon my brevity.
  10. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    I ordered one too.
  11. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    Yep ordered.

    BTW there are several samples on Ming Thien's review of the E-PL5, although not full res. You can see some sharpness degradation at the edges but nothing too bad at these sizes.

    In other words, good enough. Which was more than I was expecting:

    The Olympus E-PL5 PEN Lite review: a mini-OM-D
  12. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    It's got a totally cell phone camera feel to it. Except you know, with RAW and a much better sensor :wink:
  13. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Yep, I'm in, pre-order from Olympus.
  14. peternorman

    peternorman New to Mu-43

    Sep 23, 2012
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  15. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Thanks! Did you order from Olympus, and when did you order? I ordered from Olympus on Sept. 17, but I haven't heard anything re shipping yet. Hoping it shows up soon, as my E-PM1 needs it urgently! :biggrin:
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  16. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    I ordered it. For $60 you can't go too far wrong and it might be a wonderful good-light street lens. The 12 is workable but a little wider than I like, the new 17 (also with the snap MF ring) will be a little long for my taste, 14 is about perfect and 15 is close enough.

    And if it sucks, at least I'll have a cheap lens to sell a body with the next time I need to sell an m43 body...

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  17. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Ordered through my local camera store. Best advice I have at this stage is that it isn't due here in Australia until late this month, early next month and they can't quote me a price as yet.
  18. peternorman

    peternorman New to Mu-43

    Sep 23, 2012
    G'day, I ordered form park cameras in the uk. They said none we're in stock but then some arrived the next day. I hope you get it soon. You'll love it.
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  19. With_Eyes_Unclouded

    With_Eyes_Unclouded Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 17, 2012
    I'm starting to get interested in this "accessory" (as Olympus officially calls it, see youtube video with Terada). It would make my E-PM1 a most pocketable camera and would potentially be great for Street.

    Alas, price on amazon.co.uk is 70 pounds, and, with the Pany 14mm being sold for ~120 pounds on ebay, I can hardly justify it rationally... If I can get it for 60-65 euro somewhere I'll definitely give it a spin.
  20. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    I've ordered one from Park Cameras as they still had some in stock. Can't wait to try it out on my GF3.
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