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Old Jul 31, 2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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Default What about the 15mm Cap Lens...

The 15mm cap lens was 20% off of ... $50 ... so I got it for $39CND ...

Is it a toy lens or can we do something with it?

Well, this is a couple of shots from the last couple of days:

Flowers:

Original shot:


After cropping:


After adding some Bokeh using one of the Topaz Filter:


And finally the final result after removing some colors with Tintii:



Another shot taken at the park when walking the dog (the horizon was adjusted and the contrast was enhanced):


What do you think?

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Old Aug 1, 2013, 3:43 PM   #2
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Respectable for a 39 dollar lens. How can you go wrong.
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As James said, for half the price of a hood for the 75 f1.8, it looks good enough alright.
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I think of that lens as more of a novelty than a toy. On a compact body, it reminds me of the old film P&S cameras.

I think they were around 36mm focal length equivalent and had no adjustments to speak of. You had to learn to frame and compose and hope you had the right film. The f/8 would be about like f/11 to f/16 with the old camera.

If you try some of the film modes or black and white it should be a lot like it was using those old film point and shoots.
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There really is no lens to compare at that price, but for somewhat similar size with much better optical performance, at a price of course, the Panasonic 14mm f2.5 is quite a lens for the tiny thing it is. I've had one for a while and have rarely use it since getting the 12mm f2 but I did use it with the E-M5 today and it's quite a delightful size, with excellent performance to boot.
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You are correct Greg ... for the price ... and the size it is really hard to beat. In fact, it is in my Camera Bag (along the Rokinon Fisheye, the 40-150, 12-50 and the 45mm) for our trip to Seattle/Victoria!
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