Frontal View of the Upcoming Olympus 15mm f/8 Lens

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Nanoloop has kindly supplied an image of the front of the upcoming Olympus 15mm f/8 lens with a twist: one quarter of the image at a time!

    Update: 4th and final slice:

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    ... and now the full view:

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    Another view:

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    Quick impressions: Clever design with the integrated lens cover controlled by the focus slider. The focus slider itself reminds me of my old Olympus XA2. Even the orange and white colors are the same. Looking forward to picking one of these up!


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    Update: slice 3:

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    Update: slice 2:

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    Here's slice 1:

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    [Thanks nanoloop]
     
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  2. Rhodel_close

    Rhodel_close Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 7, 2012
    Very interesting. I can't wait to get more info about this unique lens.
     
  3. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    I think it's ....... (rest of sentence to be released in three further instalments) :biggrin:
     
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  4. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    They are just releasing it 3 3/4 mm at a time?
     
  5. arad85

    arad85 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Do you have to collect it in 4 pieces and snap it together in a Cornflake free gift promotion? :biggrin::rofl:
     
  6. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    There you go!

    OLY_15mm.

    It'll do - you get the general idea! :rofl:
     
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  7. Liamness

    Liamness Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 20, 2011
    Where's the, y'know, 'lens' bit of the lens?
     
  8. Blastop

    Blastop Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Ooo, i was hoping it would have a built-in lens cap, and it looks as though it does.
     
  9. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Maybe it's still embargoed by Olympus - or perhaps that will be the 5th part to collect. :biggrin:
     
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Final update posted!
     
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  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Bingo :smile:
     
  12. dcassat

    dcassat Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 16, 2011
    Cloverdale,CA
    I've seen the news on this but what is the application? Is it the size advantage or something else that makes it desirable?
     
  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Size, weight, cost, manual zone focus controls.
     
  14. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Isn't posting "full frontal" images a violation of the site's terms or service? :wink:
     
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  15. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Just think, you can go out to take pictures with effectively nothing more than a Pen with it's body cap! How's that for ultra-compact and pocketable?

    I'm sure that many will feel it's crippled by zone focusing only, but in the film world Minox used the same system and were highly regarded for decades. OK, they had adjustable apertures and could be steplessly focused by a ring on the lens, but there were no focusing aids other than an optimal focus mark, recommended for F11 if I remember correctly. With a shorter focal length due to the crop factor, this 15mm will have inherently more DoF and in practice should be just as affective as the Minox.
     
  16. Kingsfan

    Kingsfan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 22, 2010
    highland park, CA
    Q
    street on a sunny day
     
  17. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    If it takes good sharp photos, fine. If not...
     
  18. Rick Waldroup

    Rick Waldroup Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 28, 2009
    Texas
    Sharpness is not everything.

    I cannot wait to get one of these for some street shooting.
     
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  19. Blastop

    Blastop Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 20, 2011
    It'll be a perfect match with the E-PM2 for long, hot days at the many car shows that happen locally, or a trip to the beach. It's a great idea, though i think they'll have trouble selling it for more than $150. I'm hoping to get it with the E-PM2 camera kit.
     
  20. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 30, 2011
    My EP1 lives again. The VF1 should be reasonably close for framing, and the slow focusing issues of the EP1 are null and void. I tested my EP1 with the 17mm lens set at F:8 the other day. With ISO set between 200 - 400 I was achieving shutter speeds between 180 - 250. I would be happy to take the ISO to 800 on this body, but no further.

    This could be a very interesting low cost alternative.
     
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