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The Olympus Body Cap Lens video review by Kai (Digitalrev).


It’s a quite Sunday with no big news. But at least you have some fun (if you like Kai’s style) by watching his latest Olympus Body Cap Lens review!

  • Farrukh

    Entertaining. The 14mm f2.5 works a treat, and is still quite pocketable ;)

    • EASY


  • Highlight of the review: it’s cheaper than the Leica’s body cap :)

    P.S. For the fans, Alamby is at 5:46.

    • Ulli

      5:46 ? i must have missed her! shame on me!

  • cds79m

    The lens really intrigues me. I haven’t bought one yet, but it’s something I may do eventually. I have used a LOMO LC-A+ with it’s zone focusing and I loved it. I’m guessing this will give the same experience focusing wise. I just wish it was a fixed f/8 aperture with in an f/2.8 construction!

    • cds79m

      apologise if my way of thinking was wrong. For some reason I was thinking you get more light in the lens at f/8 on a brighter lens than a lens made with an f/8 aperture. Just realised it was a pretty stupid way of thinking! My bad!

    • cds79m — my take: it’s basically a reasonably-priced toy lens. It doesn’t give you the same weirdnesses that a Holga lens (or similar) will, but if you’re looking for a fun street photography lens, it’s pretty good (and relatively cheap). I keep one on my 2nd body instead of a cap — makes for a very slim package, and in a pinch it means the camera’s ready to go straight out of the pocket.

      As Farrukh points out, the 14mm f/2.5 takes better pictures and isn’t *much* thicker — but costs 5 or 6 times as much. So whether it’s a good deal for you is really a function what you’re looking for.

  • Hawken

    Perfect lens for art-filters. :)

    • MarcoSartoriPhoto

      +1 it works perfectly if coupled with art filters. Many will think that it’s not “pure” photography, but it’s funny anyway.

    • marilyn

      i have this lens for a week now and so true good for art filters my body is a OMD

  • anony

    I have the Panasonic 14-42mm X PZ lens, and the low profile when closed makes for a very portable camera.

    • oluv

      and with the pz14-42 you get the same mush and blurriness too, especially at 42mm :)

  • This guy is much better off reviewing Nikon.

    Nikon fanboys are always much better off reviewing Nikon.

  • Yun

    Kai should do other lens review instead of this one .
    Where is the 75mm review fr Kai ?
    The latest macro lens fr Oly ?
    Yes , I agree with Kai on his final word in the review ,
    “The performance of the lens doesn’t matter as it just a body cap ” .

    • Anyway i hope also Kai take a look on 17mm F1.8 soon.
      Will be nice use this in streets in Hong Kong.

      • MarcoSartoriPhoto

        Robin Wong and Ming Thein posted two nice reviews of Zuiko17mm f1.8. By “nice” I mean that they showed how the lens performs taking well composed and suggestive photos. That’s what lead me to the decision of getting it and I’m using it a lot lately, since I love the 35mm FOV

        • I’d love to see those “suggestive” photos.

          • MarcoSartoriPhoto

            Google their name and you can find the photos in their blogs.

        • lnqø-M

          Also Steve Huff hadd a posting, he test E-M5 by 17mm F 1.8 and Sony RX1, so i look is FOV close to a 30mm.

          • LOL i mean not FOV but DOF, ;-)

            • MarcoSartoriPhoto

              I thought you used the wrong word. Of course depth of field is different, but field of view is the same (well, 17.5mm is the same).

  • It’s a quite Sunday

    This should be, “It’s a quiet Sunday.”

    • relax mate, just appreciate how good Ale’s English is rather than nitpick at the spelling mistakes.

      • Of coarse, I half noe problam braking owt the crypto key!

  • Pei

    I still say it would make more sense to get the Pana 14mm or Oly 17mm instead of this “lens”.

  • true homer

    i didnt realize kais opinion was so very important to some people!

  • I don’t see the video image and thus can’t get the link either.

    • oluv

      you probably use an ipad ;-)

      • Nope, I used my desktop Mac. I don’t have an iphone, ipad, isad, ifart etc. The video in the newer post shows up fine.

  • Pei

    Pretty soon we all need to log in before post.

  • Pei

    Pretty soon we all have to log in before post

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