Olympus BCL-1580 Body Cap Lens

Olympus BCL-1580 Body Cap Lens
Regular price 249.00


Olympus also introduces an intriguing new lens for its Micro Four Thirds line. The BCL-15 f8.0 Body Cap Lens serves as a body cap when carrying the camera around without its interchangeable lens, and transforms to become a pan-focus snapshot lens to capture images. The lens is so thin – just 9mm thick – that it can easily be mistaken for a camera-mount body cap.

With three glass lens elements in three groups, it can be used as a wide-angle lens equivalent with a single focal length of 30mm (35mm camera equivalent). In addition to daily use as a “pan-focus” lens featuring a wide angle, fixed f8 aperture and shallow depth of field, it is compatible with manual focusing using a lever and capable of close-up shooting as close as 30 cm. A lens-protection barrier is provided so the lens can be mounted permanently on the camera and even put in a pocket together with the camera.

Technical Specs
  • Focal length: 15mm (equiv. 35mm = 30mm )
  • Lens configuration: 3 elements / 3 groups
  • Angle of view: 72 degrees
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.3m
  • Focusing method: Fixed focus (switch between 2 focusing positions)
  • Maximum image magnification: 0.06x (Micro Four Thirds) / 0.12x (35mm format)
  • Number of aperture blades: 1
  • Maximum aperture: f/8.0
  • Minimum aperture: f/8.0
  • Dimension: 9mm x 56mm diameter
  • Weight: 22g