Olympus 9mm f/8 Fisheye Body Cap Review

December 18, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

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Reviews of the Olympus 9mm f/8 Fisheye Body Cap from around the web.

robinwong.blogspot.hu »

Do take note that the 9mm Fisheye Body Cap Lens does not have an M.Zuiko branding label, meaning it is not a part of Olympus M.Zuiko product line-up. Therefore, the optical performance of the lens is definitely not on par with any M.Zuiko lenses. It is designed as a lens cap accessory in the first place, without any electronic contacts resulting in no communication with the camera body when mounted on. Consequently there is no autofocus and the aperture opening is fixed at F8. The only limited control you have is the manual focusing lever at the bottom front of the lens for quick focusing.
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ephotozine.com »

This basic fixed aperture fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras offers a very wide field of view of 140 degrees, with the barrel distortion effect you'd normally expect from a fisheye lens.
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photozone.de »

A while ago we reviewed the Olympus 15mm f/8 Lens Cap but, honestly, we weren't all that impressed. After all, there are several available pancake lenses around this focal length so there is a rather limited appeal in such an offering in our opinion. Seems as if Olympus agreed with this assessment ... and recently they released their 2nd shot - the Olympus 9mm f/8 Fisheye Lens Cap. Now THIS makes a lot more sense since most people don't own a fisheye nor want to invest big bucks into it. However, most people would certainly like to experiencing the joy of playing with one and at around 100EUR/US$, this is an investment that doesn't hurt usually.
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