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Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens BCL-0980 for Micro 4/3 Cameras
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- Body cap with built-in fisheye lens
- Ultra-wide 18mm equivalent field of view
- Great discreet street shooting lens
- All-glass lens elements
- Manual focus only with close-up and infinity focus settings
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|Item Dimensions||2.2 x 2.2 x 0.51 inches|
|Item Weight||0.07 pounds|
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|Style Name||US Version|
Top Customer Reviews
And one trick to mention, thanks to another flickr user, is that if you don't screw the lens onto the mount, but just fix it directly on the body, you will get it work as a macro. The reason is the distance between the lens and the sensor is longer. I've tried it and got some interesting images. See in the costumer gallery.
What worked was to create a XMP file for each photo, save it in the same location as the photos, and then import them into Lightroom. The lens information is saved in Lightroom’s database, and in a sidecar XMP file if you have that option enabled in Lightroom or use the “Save Metadata to File” command. The advantage of this approach is that the metadata is not written into the original RAW file, avoiding the potential of corrupting the file.
The XMP file that I created contains the following:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rdf:Description rdf:about="" xmlns:exif="http://ns.adobe.com/exif/1.0/">
<rdf:Description rdf:about="" xmlns:aux="http://ns.adobe.com/exif/1.0/aux/">
<aux:Lens>OLYMPUS 9mm F8.Read more ›
I did knock off a star because I did feel like the focus lever is pretty weak. There have been a couple of times already where I have handed the camera to one of my friends and they accidentally knocked it to the 0.2m focus and everything was out of focus.
The second example worked the same. I ordered a third, and it was defective - totally out of focus, no matter which setting was used.
The focus mechanism is a wimpy feeling spring and I have little confidence that it will hold up (and stay focussed) over time. Hope I'm wrong! Also, the detents for the lever aren't very secure.
I couldn't decide on a star rating, so I erred towards the high side. It's a fun lens, acceptably sharp, maybe a bit overpriced, and I'm looking forward to using it
There are only three focus settings, with a fourth position on the lever closing the lens completely with a protective cover over the front element. It's probably easy to knock the lever and have the element exposed in one's bag, but I'm not sure yet, so be careful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really fun pictures. Decent wide angle but a little too much fisheye egregious in some pics. For the price it's well worth it.Published 8 days ago by Cory L. Roberts
For the money, it seems like it will be a blast. As others have said, the focus selector/lens cover switch feels flimsy but the lens is a blast to shoot with. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Brian
This cheap lens has quickly become one of my favorite m43 lenses. It's tiny, it's sharp, and the perspective matches the human field of view better than any wide-angle lens I've... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Edgar_in_Indy
This is a great semi-fisheye only for daytime use because of small aperture. Sharpness falls off in corners, but I tend to crop and use the central portion anyway. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Terry R. Hall
Bought this lens prior to vacation over the summer. It is a fun little lens. Was able to take some great panoramic shots with it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Becky Lockman
I love this lens. Very fun to experiment with wide angle shots.Published 2 months ago by Oregon books
What is not to love? Cheap, tiny, travels well, and takes decent shots considering the price.
Yes stuck at f/8 so you need good light and the image quality is OK, but... Read more