Olympus Fisheye Body Cap 9mm f/8 Lens

Olympus Fisheye Body Cap 9mm f/8 Lens

Olympus Fisheye Body Cap 9mm f/8 Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 18mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Fixed f/8 Aperture
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • 140° Angle of View
  • Extremely Slim Body Cap Profile
  • Manual Focus Lever
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Distinguished by its ultra slim form factor, the Fisheye Body Cap 9mm f/8 Lens from Olympus is a unique 18mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. As its name suggests, the 0.5"-thin lens resembles a camera's body cap for a sleek overall profile. Despite its small size, the lens features a pair of aspherical elements to help achieve notable sharpness and well-controlled distortion, and a manual focus lever permits switching between Deep Focus and Close-Up shooting positions.

Unique 9mm f/8 fisheye lens offers an 18mm equivalent focal length, and an expansive 140° angle of view, on Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.
Extremely slim body cap design measures just 0.5"-thick.
Two aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and control distortion for notable sharpness and clarity.
Manual focus lever can be set to the Deep Focus position for working with distant subjects, or to the Close-Up position for working with subjects as close as 7.9" away.
UPC: 050332187153
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Olympus Fisheye Body Cap 9mm f/8 Lens
  • LR-2 Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Performance
    Focal Length 9mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 18 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/8
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 140°
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (20 cm)
    Magnification 0.046x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:21.74
    Optical Design 5 Elements in 4 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 1, Rounded
    Features
    Autofocus No
    Physical
    Filter Thread None
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.20 x 0.50" (56 x 12.8 mm)
    Weight 1.06 oz (30 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 3.4 x 1.8"
    Fisheye Body Cap 9mm f/8 Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 73.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and useful lens This lens is nice for landscape photography. I do a fair bit of correction of the perspective afterwards, in order to get an effect that is a bit more wide-angle than fish eye, but it's also fun to have the option to get the distorted perspective too. For such a low price, I did not expect super high quality, but had read that many other reviewers were pleasantly surprised. The same is true for me : the quality is certain good for my purposes. And it's a great bonus to not have a protruding lens on the camera - makes it very lightweight, and I find I carry it with me more often than not. All around, I'm very pleased with this purchase.
    Date published: 2016-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Capable and Fun Lens I am using the Olympus 9mm f/8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens on the EM-10 and am very pleased with the images it produces. It is a well-made lens that is easy to use. The 140 degree angle of view is terrific for capturing a broad landscape as well as an interesting street scene. The lens is also fun to use when taking video and produces some very interesting and unique views. For the price of this lens, it is a great addition to the already wonderful Olympus lineup of MFT lenses. Highly recommended. You won't want to take it off your camera. Great for Panasonic MFT cameras as well.
    Date published: 2014-05-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Leaps and Bounds Better than Expected As someone who purchased the 15mm body cap lens, I was incredibly surprised by the image quality of the fisheye body cap lens. The sharpness and color on this lens are far superior to the 15mm body cap lens. While you are not getting the sharpest fisheye lens, as someone who enjoys creativity and is inspired by gear, this thing has been a pleasure. I am a non-professional and use this lens with various panasonic and olympus bodies. the focus is very simple, you either go close up, at hyperfocal, or infinity. while there is a small variability of the focus in the range from .2 m to hyperfocal, it is really such a small range that it is very difficult to zone in on a specific range, so I'd recommend go with hyperfocal or .2m and move your feet to get an accurate focus! build quality is just fine for th eprice and materials. it's a great walkaround lens, and I highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2014-04-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm glad I made this purchase I needed a wide angle lens for landscape work but found it difficult to part with the money for an ultra wide angle lens. I had used a Nikon 10.5mm fisheye on my Nikons and corrected the images using either DxO Labs software or Photoshop CC. I downloaded some fisheye images from various sites (Pixel Peeper, etc.) and processed the photos into rectilinear images. I was impressed to the point that I was willing to give the Olympus lens a shot. I don't regret making that decision. Inspite of some of the press, this lens is anything but a novelty. It will bring home the bacon at a very affordable price.
    Date published: 2015-06-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential gear. This is a fantastic little piece of gear! I was so excited when I got it and the excitement has continued since. The quality is impressive considering the price. It's very easy to use and light as a feather. I use this with my Blackmagic Pocket and I have it on there most of the time making it a powerful point-and-shoot video camera, sort of speak. It does however, have one con that I can notice: colors are a little washed out compared to better lenses. With most lenses; the image quality does lessen towards the edges although it's not very noticeable on this one and everything retains a crisp focus. This has become an essential piece of gear that I enjoy so much that I'm ordering Olympus' 15mm equivalent!
    Date published: 2014-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheap fun Given the price, this lens is really a lot of fun. It makes my GX7 easily pocketable in a jacket and adds a different dimension to taking pictures in the woods, on city streets, or even for interior shots. Also makes for really fun GoPro-style video. Sure, the optical quality isn't going to blow you away, especially in the corners. But most people looking at your pictures won't be magnifying the corners of your photos to look for imperfections; they'll be enjoying an unusual and fun perspective. Also, +1 on the great tip listed here on defishing images in Lightroom.
    Date published: 2015-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Sharp I have a Nikon 16mm full frame fisheye that is razor sharp and very useful for extreme perspectives so I thought if I could get something approaching that optical quality in a very inexpensive package and make my GM1 truly pocketable at the same time I'd be delighted. I'm truly delighted. Optically the lens is not quite as sharp as the Nikon but very close and indistinguishable up to 16X21.3 print size, which is about my limit for the GM1. On my camera, the focus settings are exactly as marked with the infinity focus just a bit past infinity and the mid-distance setting putting everything in focus from 3 feet to infinity. For my purposes, f/8 is plenty adequate as the GM1 produces useable images at up to iso 3200. The macro focus setting is indeed about 8 inches and the DOF is pretty slim. Nice bokeh given the fixed stop. I've included a macro shot below - both the full frame downsampled for web display and a crop of the central 1/7th of the frame, which should display at about the 16X21 image size for the full frame. Don't miss the ant on the righthand side. You get a little sense of the bokeh from the full frame. Landscape scenes are sharp enough to take out the barrel fisheye distortion and still get a very good tabloid size print. The small amount of chromatic abberation is easily edited, and there is little, if any, vignetting that I can see. Optically quite remarkable. Contructionwise, it's a pretty cheap build, but being so small it's not fragile. After all, it IS a body cap. I'm gentle on the focusing lever since it's the most vulnerable part of the lens. When bagging or pocketing, you need to be careful it doesn't catch on something.
    Date published: 2014-06-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens for the price First, if you are expecting something close to the Panasonic 8mm f/3.5 fish-eye this is NOT the lens for you. No AF, no aperture control. But this is a FUN lens. For the price this lens is great. No, not a PRO lens by any means but its not designed to be. The quality was better than I expected for the price and with adjustment the result can be acceptable. But the optical characteristics of inexpensive lens should not be covered up, embraces it. Use it as it was meant to be used and you will surprise yourself.
    Date published: 2014-03-29
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