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Showcase Olympus 15mm f/8 Bodycap Lens

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by The Minimalist, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    Let see your shots taken with the Olympus 15mm f8 Bodycap lens mounted.
    Here are mine I have taken so far to get this thread started.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8059932765/" title="Autumn Leaves by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8059932765_24a4da7d7f_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Autumn Leaves"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8059942670/" title="View at infinity by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8059942670_8e0f50ce7a_b. "1024" height="684" alt="View at infinity"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8059947050/" title="Swan by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8059947050_922ff3f2ff_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Swan"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8059954371/" title="Swan by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8059954371_3231056f07_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Swan"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8059997009/" title="Autumn Leaves by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8059997009_4d5eb31945_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Autumn Leaves"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8060018623/" title="Autumn Leaves by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8060018623_aca5c8893c_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Autumn Leaves"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8060031522/" title="Chevolet Corrvette by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8060031522_dff9bfb1d5_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Chevolet Corrvette"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8060037593/" title="Autumn Leaves by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8060037593_2c50e03f36_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Autumn Leaves"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8060047301/" title="Border Collie by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8060047301_be35a45397_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Border Collie"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8060055608/" title="Sea View at infinity by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8060055608_d36b951343_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Sea View at infinity"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8060064318/" title="Rose at close up by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8060064318_106516bd62_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Rose at close up"></a>
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  2. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey

    For the longest time, I'd been debating between the Olympus 12mm and the Panasonic 14mm...if this little guy fills the small size role as well as it appears, it looks like I'll be going to for the 12mm as the low light wide...
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  3. f64

    f64 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 6, 2010
    Orders for the Olympus 15mm just shot up! :biggrin:

    Nice images. Looking forward to getting my back ordered lens.
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  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Great set, thanks! I've been waiting to see what this lens could do in full sun. Everything else I've seen has been from overcast days and low light. It looks every bit as good as I'd hoped. Not bad for an inexpensive lens. :biggrin: :thumbup:
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  5. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    Thanks for the kind comments, for what it is and how much it costs, I'm impressed. It will not replace my P14 2/5, but it will ensure my GF3 will get more use as it make it so pocketable.
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  6. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    Took a couple more today, the weather was light rain and gloomy, but this lens still worked well at ISO160. Sorry about the wrist strap in the second one. I wanted to show the colours it can capture in poor light.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8067641533/" title="Bournemouth Square on a wet Monday afternoon by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8067641533_d4cfdacc4e_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Bournemouth Square on a wet Monday afternoon"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8067645482/" title="St Stephens Church by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8067645482_106bebec43_b. "1024" height="684" alt="St Stephens Church"></a>
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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Geez, not bad at all. No "trick lens" look here, except maybe for some vignetting in low light in that last B&W shot. Oddly, I really like that shot, so go figure . . . Darren, how close can it focus?
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  8. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    The vignetting as added as I wanted to go for that look, I tried it out and liked it. :thumbup:
    The closest it can focus is 30cms, the pink rose in my first batch was taken at that distance.
  9. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    It's good to see some shots from this lens. I'm looking forward to getting mine and trying it out in a few different situations. I think it's going to be a good lens to work with.
  10. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Wow, great shots. When did yours arrive? Did you order direct from Olympus or through an outlet like B&H?
  11. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Do you have any 100% crops? Like, say the corvette's wheel?
  12. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    Olympus 15mm V Panasonic 14-45 at 14mm

    I did do a comparison shot with the Olympus 15mm bodycap lens and the Panasonic 14-45mm zoom. Probably an unfair comparison as the Panasonic zoom has been regarded as the best kit zoom ever supplied. B&H sell these lenses for Olympus 15mm -$49.00 and the Panasonic 14-45mm - $255.95.
    Here are the shots of the Corvette itself and the front wheel as requested.
    These were converted straight into jpegs in LR4 with no processing done.

    Olympus on the left and Panasonic on the right.
    The Olympus 15mm lens was on a Panasonic GF3 and the Panasonic 14-45mm zoom was on a Panasonic GF1, so the settings may have been different.

    DMC-GF3    ---       f/1.0    1/250s    ISO 160
    DMC-GF1    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    14mm    f/5.0    1/1600s    ISO 100

    DMC-GF3    ---       f/1.0    1/250s    ISO 160
    DMC-GF1    LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6    14mm    f/5.0    1/1600s    ISO 100
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  13. Dangermouse1968

    Dangermouse1968 Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2011
    Darren, thank you very much for that. I was considering this lens but I think you just saved me £69.95 :) 

  14. djonesii

    djonesii Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 18, 2011
    corvette confirmed my order ....

    Interesting how one photo can be interpreted two different ways ...

    For some of what I shoot, the F8 and be there axiom is much more important than absolute image quality. Not every case, and clearly not in the studio.

    The Corvette zoom shows that for the type of shooting I plan on using the body cap for, it will be just fine IQ wise. Most of those images are web resolution anyway.

    If the RX100 firmware were just a bit more tuned to street shooting, and it was not such a PITA to reset the camera every time I wanted to do that, the body cap lens might not have been pre-ordered. Still I like the OVF, on the OMD, the no focus and go shooting paradigm that the body cap should give will be fun.

    Go figure, two photographers have different needs and M-4/3 will accommodate both.

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  15. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    Some more shots from yesterday. The weather was dull and gloomy, so I had the ISO up to 400. Also my first time on Adobe LR.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8075426966/" title="street scene, Christchurch by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8075426966_ccb9f06582_b. "1024" height="684" alt="street scene, Christchurch"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8075431566/" title="hotrod by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8075431566_b0d55174d7_b. "1024" height="684" alt="hotrod"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8075436538/" title="street scene, Christchurch by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8075436538_bca313623a_b. "1024" height="684" alt="street scene, Christchurch"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8075445557/" title="street scene, Christchurch by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8075445557_3583ae9469_b. "1024" height="684" alt="street scene, Christchurch"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8075446945/" title="street scene, Christchurch by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8075446945_5bc489d448_b. "1024" height="684" alt="street scene, Christchurch"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8075432874/" title="flowers by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8075432874_b8723bf816_b. "1024" height="684" alt="flowers "></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8075434690/" title="christchurch priory by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8075434690_8c0a27c13a_b. "1024" height="684" alt="christchurch priory "></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8075443006/" title="swan coming closer by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8075443006_95e7279fb0_b. "1024" height="684" alt="swan coming closer"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8075451577/" title="swan getting up close by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8075451577_c84217b9ab_b. "1024" height="684" alt="swan getting up close"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8075446130/" title="pidgeon by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8075446130_25ee1bbae0_b. "1024" height="684" alt="pidgeon "></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8075454685/" title="folly by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8075454685_aeef1be807_b. "684" height="1024" alt="folly "></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8076088899/" title="Bridge by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8076088899_f8bc5fd6aa_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Bridge"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8076083316/" title="Sea view by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8076083316_ccf6995ae2_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Sea view"></a>
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  16. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 5, 2011
    I never considered this toy... But another thanks for confirming what I believed from the very start.
  17. iGonzoid

    iGonzoid Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 6, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    I really am tempted... I already have the P 14 f2.5, but the images posted have a great spontaniety — point and shoot when appropriate. Thanks.
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  18. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8081026575/" title="Boscombe highstreet by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8081026575_251d8ecc70_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Boscombe highstreet"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8081025213/" title="Boscombe Pier by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8081025213_3819839526_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Boscombe Pier "></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42234769@N08/8081020643/" title="Boscombe Eastcliff view by Darren B1, on Flickr"> 8081020643_e78c801b3a_b. "1024" height="684" alt="Boscombe Eastcliff view"></a>
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  19. byron2112

    byron2112 Mu-43 Regular

    May 22, 2011
    really nice shots... the color ones have a kinda cinematic look too them.
  20. alessandro

    alessandro Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 29, 2010
    15mm "low side" with flash (gx1) :smile:

    gritty low light

    100% crop (center, low light)
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