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Olympus 15mm f/8 Body Cap Lens Available for Pre-Order

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    The Olympus Body Cap Lens is now available to pre-order ($59.99 at B&H, Adorama, and Amazon).

    <a href="http://mer54715.datafeedfile.com/widget_prdt_click.php?aff_num=2491&amp;aff_net=1848&amp;type=text_link&amp;size=na&amp;mode=na&amp;sku=OL158" target="_blank">Check price/availability or pre-order at B&H</a>

    Check price/availability or pre-order at Adorama

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/mn/search/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=Olympus%20Body%20Cap%20lens&linkCode=ur2&tag=mu43-20&url=search-alias%3Daps">Check price/availability or pre-order at Amazon</a>https://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=mu43-20&l=ur2&o=1" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

    The Body Cap Lens is also available to pre-order for $10 less [URL="http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/accessories/lenses/body-cap-lens-15mm.html"]directly from Olympus[/URL], but Olympus will charge tax plus shipping so the price comes out about the same.

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  2. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    B&H link doesn't work for me; the others do.
  3. Furq

    Furq New to Mu-43

    Jun 7, 2011
    US price: $60 (£37.19) INCLUDING sales tax and shipping.

    UK price: £70 plus shipping. :-(
  4. muzee

    muzee Mu-43 Regular

    May 10, 2011

    I know it's pre-order, but have there been any samples posted of pictures taken with this lens?
  5. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2012
  6. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    sweeeeet. Now people can leave their cell phone cameras at home.
  7. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2012
    ...assuming their camera body is also compact. And they aren't planning on making any calls.
  8. chuenmasiello

    chuenmasiello Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 29, 2012
  9. Kingsfan

    Kingsfan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 22, 2010
    highland park, CA
    you mean in their pockets
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  10. Rick Waldroup

    Rick Waldroup Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2009
    I pre-ordered mine from Olympus last week. It should arrive in about a month.
  11. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    I'm glad Olympus priced it properly. Other bodycap lenses sell for a little less. If they had priced it at $150 it would have been a disaster for sales.
  12. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    I wonder at the discrepancy. Perhaps an error at B&H et al, given that the standard price was reported to be $50 initially?

  13. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    It's called milking the us. I meant the cows :) 
  14. Omni

    Omni Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 21, 2012
    I think it's safe to assume this is now the smallest micro 4/3 lens. What is the smallest body?

    What would be the smallest micro 4/3 setup now?
  15. EddyKilowatt

    EddyKilowatt New to Mu-43

    Jun 21, 2011

    I don't know, man.

    I see what you're saying, but... I think I'll still bring my cell phone camera, for those shots where my art simply demands blown highlights, noisy shadows, wonky color balance, and slow focusing. :wink:
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  16. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Not bad. Nice combo there: the 45 and the 15.
  17. Furq

    Furq New to Mu-43

    Jun 7, 2011
  18. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
  19. chuenmasiello

    chuenmasiello Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 29, 2012
    I almost ordered this lens from Olympus on the release day, however, because of their website error, I ended up did not order it.

    Then I used the $60 bought a MINT condition Canon FD 50mm f3.5 macro lens from ebay. I have a lot of fun with this macro lens on my E-M5 so far. Comparing to the canon lens, this lens cap might still over priced a bit, $30 (plus tax+shipping) is a much better price point.
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