Micro 4/3 Olympus 15mm f8 pancake lens for the street!!

Ray Sachs

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
 

trisberg

Regular
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
 

Lili

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
 

Ray Sachs

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
 

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Jul 13, 2011
Lexington, 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.
 

trisberg

Regular
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 :)

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

-Thomas
 

Prototype

Veteran
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!
 

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