Review of Olympus 15

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by drd1135, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    Very nice, personally I'm having a blast with the little guy, he small, cute, and if I was inclined I would call him George :p
  2. LovinTheEP2

    LovinTheEP2 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Seriously. Sounds like he didn't even have one in hand, never got to use it and simple did a spec review and took the experience of others and careful made it seem as he own thoughts..

    Not even a single exposure ...

    Nothing new provided as well.. Overall, bad review from Hogan.
  3. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    He did have one. He mentions that the infinity stop was sloppy on his sample. I always find Thom an acquired taste in the way he approaches things. ;-)
  4. IcemanYVR

    IcemanYVR Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 16, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
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    I agree, I tried one yesterday, the lever could have been more "positive"with more resistance, but it's not bad, probably just not what we'd expect if it was a $3000 Summilux :wink:
  5. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
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    I picked one up today. I had been considering one for a while to make my GF3 more pocketable, and the Olympus reps were at my local camera store yesterday and today. I played with several copies, and noticed that the lens actually has four positions, not three. There is a distance setting, and there is also an infinity setting, and they are very close to each other. I am not certain if this was what Thom did not like, but it does feel a bit unusual if you are not aware that they are so close to each other. I am not expecting miracles, but for $49, I'm willing to give it a try.


    P.S.. The Olympus reps had the new 17 with them, along with a whole host of lenses and bodies. I am seriously considering their new 60mm macro - my kind of lens.

  6. macfish

    macfish Mu-43 Regular

    May 8, 2012
    Columbus OH USA
    Geez, it's a $50 "lens", I couldn't care less about an in-depth review with resolution charts, etc. If you buy it for what it is, you pretty much know what you're getting regardless of "reviews". Slap one on and have a little fun in your life!
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