Showcase Olympus 9mm f/8 Fisheye Body Cap Lens

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by acronimo, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. acronimo

    acronimo New to Mu-43

    Jan 1, 2014

    Mount Standard Micro Four Thirds System Standard
    Focal Length [35mm Equivalent Focal Length] 9mm [18mm]
    Lens Construction 5 elements in 4 Groups, 2 Aspherical lenses
    Dust, Splash Proof, Freezeproof No
    Angle of View 140 Degree
    AF System None, Manual Focus Only
    Zoom Mechanism None
    Closest Focusing Distance 7.87"
    Maximum Image Magnification 0.046x
    [35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification] [0.092x]
    Minimum Field Size NA
    Number of Blades 1
    Maximum Aperture F8.0
    Minimum Aperture F8.0
    Filter Size NA
    Dimensions Diameter 2.2" x .5"
    Weight 1.05oz.
    Box Contents Lens Rear Cap (LR-2), Instruction Manual,

    Fisheye Body Cap Lens 9mm BCL-0980 Sample Photos from Olympus official site:





    [...] As creative as a body cap can get; It appears to be a protective body cap for your micro four-thirds camera, but this body cap also doubles as a fisheye lens with an 35mm equivalent focal length of 18mm. [...]
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  2. tol1l1yboy

    tol1l1yboy Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 12, 2013
    I guess I will get it started...all shot with my tiny little EPL3. I kind of hate how you open the lens with that cheesy little plastic knob that doesn't even really lock into place but I am amazed by the sharpness of this lens. It is at least as sharp as my rokinon 7.5mm fisheye. Will be a perfect compliment to the GR when traveling I think :)

    Chicago Theater by =Tom=, on Flickr

    Look by =Tom=, on Flickr

    Oriental by =Tom=, on Flickr
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  3. tol1l1yboy

    tol1l1yboy Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 12, 2013
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  4. wushumr2

    wushumr2 Mu-43 Regular

    May 20, 2013
    Wow, this lens looks brilliant!
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  5. matt_pro

    matt_pro Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 9, 2014
    Yantic Falls, Norwich CT.

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  6. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Just got my lens today. Took this with my E-P3 from my front drive on the way home and did a bit of de-fishing in Lightroom's lens correction panel.

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  7. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 24, 2011
    So I know that this quality is not nearly as good as the Rokinon, but do you guys recommend it?
  8. tol1l1yboy

    tol1l1yboy Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 12, 2013
    Not nearly as good as the Rokinon? I have both. If you are don't need anything lower than f/8 I would say this lens is better b/c it is smaller and is easier to focus. The rokinon is great when you need to shoot at f/3.5, f/4 or f/5.6. :)
  9. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    I was really impressed when I opened my image above in Lightroom. I've got no complaints on image quality with the body cap lens based on that, and I also think the 15mm body cap lens is better than you'd expect. I don't have the Rokinon but based on the images I've seen posted from it the thing that stands out for me is that you seem to get more of the fisheye character, more of that curving of straight lines, with the Rokinon, and that would be due to the greater field of view it delivers. I really like seeing that in many images and my one disappointment on first mounting my 9mm body cap lens was that the curvature it delivers wasn't as great as I see in a lot of the Rokinon shots I like.
  10. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 7, 2011
    ephotozine Olympus 9mm f/8 Fisheye Body Cap Lens Review

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  11. pkeenan80

    pkeenan80 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    Just bought this lens... love it

    <a href="[email protected]/13409192393" title="P3230419 by Pete Keenan, on Flickr"> 13409192393_0dfd3c3a6f_z.jpg "480" height="640" alt="P3230419"></a>

    <a href="[email protected]/13409205823" title="P3230418 by Pete Keenan, on Flickr"> 13409205823_36c25531fe.jpg "500" height="375" alt="P3230418"></a>

    <a href="[email protected]/13409101423" title="P3230386 by Pete Keenan, on Flickr"> 13409101423_2940a3871c.jpg "375" height="500" alt="P3230386"></a>
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  12. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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  13. undergrd

    undergrd Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 30, 2012
    Nice pictures. Would love to see more pics.
  14. cmalc8

    cmalc8 New to Mu-43

    Mar 28, 2014
    Thanks Tom... ordered one. Should be a killer pocket camera with my E-PM1. I de-fisheyed one of your photos to see how it looks. Would it be acceptable to post that here ?

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  15. tol1l1yboy

    tol1l1yboy Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 12, 2013
    Yes. I couldn't find a good defish profile in LR.

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  16. cmalc8

    cmalc8 New to Mu-43

    Mar 28, 2014
    Thanks for this idea David. De-fisheying is a new thing to me. Tried it with GIMP... brilliant !
  17. cmalc8

    cmalc8 New to Mu-43

    Mar 28, 2014
    I de-fisheyed one of your photos to see how it looks. Would it be acceptable to post that here ?

    tol1l1yboy photo de-fisheyed in GIMP

    <a href="[email protected]/13467239194" title="13013775075_40402ea195_bDF by malc c, on Flickr"> 13467239194_59777b3e24_c.jpg "800" height="600" alt="13013775075_40402ea195_bDF"></a>
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  18. kadamnation

    kadamnation Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 13, 2013
    Boston, MA
    Aha! I just posted a new thread cause I'd been looking in the wrong forum for this one... D'oh. Anyway, how does de-fishing work? I've been having fun with the BCL as-is but I'd love to try that, I'm new to Lightroom though so I'm not sure where to begin.
  19. tornado

    tornado Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    Hey, I thought this lens was supposed to be the worst lens ever (according to certain reviews I've seen).
    Well Done!

    Anyone know if it shows hotspots in the InfraRed? I'd like to use it's wild perspective for my soon to arrive IR converted EM-5.

  20. pmon

    pmon Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 5, 2013
    This week-end I had my first day out with the new little lens, for me the very first fisheye ever. I am still practicing in framing but I am really liking the new possibilities this little toy provides.

    Ponte Gobbo di topotto, su Flickr
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