olympus-officially-made-the-worst-lens-in-the-world

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by broncophil, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

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  2. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    or maybe just taking it too seriously and its suppose to be sarcastic.
     
  3. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    Its Gizmodo, you probably have better luck asking a rock on your lawn for a review, hey that gives me a great website idea askarock.com... ::rofl:
     
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  4. BAXTING

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2012
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    Bradley
    lol...
     
  5. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Does anyone think that a "real" review would come up with a totally different conclusion? would it be any better if they said this lens is the most highhly corrected and sharpest lens on the planet.
     
  6. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    I think the point of the article is why anyone would review this in the first place. There is a good reason Olympus doesn't advertise the body cap lens with its other lenses.
     
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  7. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    :thiagree: Exactly! This is what the author said:

    "It's a body cap that gives you the ability to shoot photos whilst also protecting your micro four thirds image sensor from dust. Given that reality, it's pretty hilarious that DXO Labs bothered to benchmark it at all."

    I think the title was just meant to grab an internet surfer's attention...
     
  8. redalien

    redalien Mu-43 Regular

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    Tamas
    I think the title of this thread is just meant to grab attention.
     
  9. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 12, 2011
    I think it should read, "It's Official, Olympus Created the Best Body Cap Ever," and it should have comparison shots of this cap with caps from Cannon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, etc.
     
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  10. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 5, 2013
    Dan
    It is a crappy lens and it is hilarious that DXO would test it.
     
  11. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Yeah, I think they even note that in the second paragraph. It was a bit of a lark for Olympus and they probably made some money off of it, so they're good with it.
     
  12. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Well, of all of the worst lenses in the world, this has got to be among the best. The more people dis this lens, the more committed I am to using it. If you can make a good photograph in daylight with the existing 14 or 17mm lenses, you can make a good photograph with this "crappy lens". And there's something satisfying about working with gear that's so widely dissed by pixel peepers...

    -Ray
     
  13. hsteeves

    hsteeves New to Mu-43

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    for what it is, the lens/cap is perfect.
     
  14. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    Ha! Indeed. I bet Panasonic's caps would be the worst because they're so bulky and yet they don't offer a larger aperture, focal range or better IQ than any of the other caps.
     
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  15. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Damn, I rhought you'd have got that up an running by now!
    Not connecting ...

    You could make a fortune, quick.
     
  16. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 28, 2012
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    I should do it, just put the site online and when someone asks something, I could just type random words :)
     
  17. PaulGiz

    PaulGiz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2013
    Rhode Island, USA
    Dang, now I really want one!!!

    P.