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Olympus 15mm Body Cap $49

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by Aegon, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Aegon

    Aegon Mu-43 Veteran

    334
    Nov 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
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  2. xxjorelxx

    xxjorelxx Mu-43 Veteran

    248
    Dec 11, 2012
    MD, USA
    JohnRae
    I think B&H also has these in stock for the same price
     
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Yeah, I got mine from B&H for that price a couple of weeks ago, maybe three?

    -Ray
     
  4. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    995
    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Ditto here - but it was on backorder for a long time. Kept getting apology notes from B&H, but I exercised an unusual degree of patience and was finally rewarded with a delivery.
     
  5. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    I do not understand why anybody would want a 15mm f8 lens if the kitlens allows the same FL with much better speed ????

    C U,
    Rafael
     
  6. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    Because it is only $45.95 more than a replacement body cap (with the added bonus of being the same size, with a lens built into it).
     
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    There have been a couple of threads on this already. There are reasons that are very good ones for some people and totally useless for others. I quite like it but its not for everyone.

    -Ray
     
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  8. drp

    drp Mu-43 Regular

    78
    Dec 13, 2010
    Virginia, USA
    David
    I ordered one because Santa didn't bring me one. Looks like fun for my short walks.
     
  9. multicamo

    multicamo New to Mu-43

    8
    Oct 30, 2012
    Yes it's a neat lens for the price but definitely not one to use in dim lit areas. I picked one up locally.
     
  10. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

    798
    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    But where do you find an $89.00 lens hood for it?:wink:
     
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  11. peak4

    peak4 Mu-43 Rookie

    Consider yourselves lucky, I've just checked Amazon UK where it is £67.27, equating to over $100 Ouch
     
  12. arentol

    arentol Mu-43 Veteran

    269
    Jun 29, 2012
    First you have to understand this isn't a lens that is also a body cap, it is a body cap that is also a lens. You need to think of it that way, and should not be comparing it with lenses. It serves a different primary purpose than they do.

    The reason you might want it is because it allows m4/3rds cameras to fit into much smaller spaces than the they do with the kit lens, while still allowing them to be used to take a quick photo if needed without needing to take the time to switch lenses.

    Obviously it isn't for everyone, but it does serve a good purpose that many find useful. Also, some people just plain like the low-end look for certain kinds of shots.