Olympus 15/8 review at SLRGear

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by dhazeghi, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    SLRGear has posted a review of the Olympus body cap lens, including sharpness, distortion, CA and vignetting charts. Not that this is a lens where it makes a whole lot of sense to worry about MTFs, but there it is!
  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    If I ever looked at that kind of data, I wouldn't in this case. And since I generally don't, I'm not gonna start for this lens...

  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    They field tested it on a Panasonic camera. This must be the reason they claimed you would get a, "lens not found" message on an Olympus camera. Makes me wonder about the rest of the review. :rolleyes:
  4. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
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    Yeah, I thought the same thing when I read that! :)

    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    They seem to accept the lens for what it is and find it interesting. They recommend it as good implementation of a simple concept. The data is interesting, a sharp spot in the center and then it softens to the edges. They almost seem surprised that such a simple lens could be as good as it is.

    Me, I like the 15 mostly for the fuss it causes and the nice images I've seen made with it. ;-)
  6. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Being me, I know I'd regret that I didn't use a better lens when a picture taken with the 15/8 cap turns out to be a keeper.