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01-31-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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CP+ - Q Body Cap Lens

Model Name (tentative): Mount Cap Lens
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Unit-focal lens (unique-lens series) for use with Q mount interchangeable-lens digital camera
Uniquely designed exterior with a toy-camera-like visual effect that appears to be a small hyper-focal lens
Market launch scheduled for summer 2013

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Pushing the limits of low-tech!
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Pushing the limits of low-tech!
I wonder what it will cost?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
I wonder what it will cost?
Ten times what the Holga equivalent costs.

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Ten times what the Holga equivalent costs.
Hopefully its 10x better.
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Here's a photo of the lens mounted on the Q10. I have a feeling that this may qualify as one of the worst interchangeable lenses in history


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Here's a photo of the lens mounted on the Q10. I have a feeling that this may qualify as one of the worst interchangeable lenses in history
Thanks for the photo. Any info on the actual lens(es) used in the cap? Plastic or glass?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Hopefully its 10x better.
It is - 10 times 0 is still 0, though
I mean, its a body cap lens, I really doubt we can expect high quality. Pinhole lenses tend to produce a dark image where everything is "in focus", but everything is kind of fuzzy. But you are right, I guess, we should wait until we see samples of what it produces

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I think this is exactly what the Q needs.

A ridiculously cover that protects the sensor when your 01 is not on there and that is capable of taking photos as well. I like to keep my Q in my jacket but it can be blocky with the 01 Prime Lens on there. With this I can have it in my jacket and if I need to take a photo very quickly then I have that option. It may not be good quality but it is better than missing that moment whatever it may be.

Perfect accessory for a very compact camera. The question to me is not quality (okay maybe a little) but how much will it cost!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
It is - 10 times 0 is still 0, though
I mean, its a body cap lens, I really doubt we can expect high quality. Pinhole lenses tend to produce a dark image where everything is "in focus", but everything is kind of fuzzy. But you are right, I guess, we should wait until we see samples of what it produces
Actually, the Olympus body cap lens performs pretty well. It costs $50. Some other 3rd party body cap lenses are in the $30 range. So I would expect this to sell in the $30-$50 range. If it's close to the Olympus body cap lens in quality, it'll be worth it.
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It's a great idea for candid photography and for experimentation. But how come it took so long to get to market? To wait that long for a bit of plastic with a hole in doesn't bode well for the wide angle prime any time soon.
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Actually, the Olympus body cap lens performs pretty well. It costs $50. Some other 3rd party body cap lenses are in the $30 range. So I would expect this to sell in the $30-$50 range. If it's close to the Olympus body cap lens in quality, it'll be worth it.
Good to know, thanks. I hope its descent and runs $30 and I'm there too.
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Combined with the creative filters of the Q it's a perfect lomography setup IMO =)
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Good to know, thanks. I hope its descent and runs $30 and I'm there too.
Here are some shots from the Olympus body cap lens.

Flickr: Aussie.in.Guernsey's stuff tagged with bodycaplens15mm180
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QuoteOriginally posted by lenshoarder Quote
Here are some shots from the Olympus body cap lens.
I'd never have guessed -- the IQ is surprisingly good. This could be fun.
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