Olympus 15mm f8 pancake lens for the street!!

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I'd heard of it - didn't realize it would be manual focus - not a bad thing to take out on a tiny body (EPM1 or similar) on a sunny day. Then again, I'm already using the 12 the same way and its not like its any less "stealth" the way I shoot it, and its nice to be able to open it up a bit in lower light - f8 is pretty limited...

    -Ray
     
  3. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    It's also probably also right at the edge of diffraction effects. Still, that lens makes the EPM1 pocketable, as long as you don't wear your skinny jeans. (and why would you?)
     
  4. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    sweet!
     
  5. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    I'm waiting for a 16mm or 17mm f1.8 lens......
     
  6. trisberg

    trisberg SC Veteran

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    Jul 5, 2011
    New Hampshire
    This sounds like a fun lens to use on the EPM1. I already have the Pana 14mm, but will get this just for fun since it should be affordable and will make the camera truly pocketable. Always nice to see non-mainstream offerings.

    -Thomas
     
  7. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Should the price/perfomance curve be right I will be all over this like a cheap suit!
    No AF should make it fast to use w/zone focus
     
  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Upmarket body cap for future model Pens?
     
  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Wow, FIFTY bucks?!?!?! I'll probably have to get one just for the curiosity factor. Yesterday I shot all day at f8, zone focussing (more like hyper-focussing) the 12mm. I don't know if the results from this would have compared, but I'd guess they'd have been OK for my purposes... And I sure wouldn't worry about hurting the lens!

    -Ray
     
  10. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    They definitely hit the price point for this thing. (Leica body caps cost from $30 to $60). Put this on an E-PM1 body and it's pocketable, at least it was when I tried it with an actual lens cap. It's much better than the 14, which I also tried. I'll be really curious to see some shots.
     
  11. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    want it!
     
  12. arachide

    arachide SC Regular

    36
    Feb 15, 2012
    The focusing lever reminds me of the one on the XA.
     
  13. trisberg

    trisberg SC Veteran

    251
    Jul 5, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Tried to buy one but their web site kept insisting that "The ship to city, state, zip that you entered is incorrect." Not sure why they would think that since I regularly get stuff sent to that address :smile:

    Guess I'll have to wait until I can pick one up in a store somewhere.

    -Thomas
     
  14. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Just paid 80 bucks and only received a plastic Oly lens hood for the 75mm ... $50 for an Oly product with some glass in it seems like a bargin.

    G
     
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  15. Does seem a good buy. Might just pick up one for a bit of fun.
     
  16. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    at US $50 it seems like fun.
    at £70 (the projected UK price) it seems less attractive
     
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  17. Prototype

    Prototype SC Veteran

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    Jul 9, 2010
    Illinois
    Brian
    I think this $50 lens combined with the $150 E-PL1 at Cameta Camera might be an amazing and very affordable combination for daytime shooting. I'm tempted!