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Olympus Lens Cap and 17mm f/1.8 reviews at Photozone.

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Photozone is known for their test on lenses but this is the first time they did a review on a Lens Cap! They have just published their test results of the Olympus Lens Cap 15mm f/8 (Click here to read the article). So what about the image quality? They say:

“In pure technical terms it is one of the worst ‘lenses’ that we ever tested. That said – the center performance is actually surprisingly good. However, the real problem is that the quality drops dramatically reaching barely acceptable results in the mid field and a blurred outer image region.”

Obviusly image quality was not the goal of this lens. Size and fun is what matters! The lens (or cap lens) is now available at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

And after the Lens Cap they also tested the “regular” 17mm f/1.8 lens (Click here to read it). And also his feeling about the lens performance are “mixed”:

“Now is it worth the comparatively high price tag ? Well, it depends. Some argue that there’s no substitution for speed than more speed and the M.Zuiko is about as fast as it gets in this lens class within the micro-four-thirds system. Its nearest competitor, the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 ASPH is slightly cheaper but not quite as ‘sexy’ in terms of build quality and field-of-view. Performance-wise the Panasonic lens may be slightly sharper whereas the M.Zuiko has a better bokeh.”

Lens store search links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

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