Olympus BCL-15mm f/8.0 Body Cap Lens

I couldn’t help myself today. I had to go shopping! I’ve been in the market for an even bigger size reduction than I experienced when I moved from DSLR to Micro Four Thirds. Something that would fit in a jeans pocket.

Initially I went looking for a compact camera, when I stumbled on the Olympus BCL-15mm f8.0 Body Lens Cap. It’s an interesting piece of gear. It’s a fixed f/8 aperture manual focus lens… Kinda. You don’t really manually focus. Instead, you choose from close-up and infinity settings. For $49, I figured why not?

It’s a bit of a one-trick pony, and will fit in my bag the way I want it to, but I don’t see myself taking a lot of shots with it. It gets pretty soft once your eyes leave the center of the image. I’ll keep it on the E-P3 now and use it as a daily to-and-from-work just-in-case lens, but I think I’ll still pick up a smaller point and shoot when the one I want comes out in June.

Here are a few shots taken with this lens on the Olympus E-P3 body, edited exclusively from within Lightroom Mobile for iPad.

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