Olympus Fisheye Body Cap 9mm f/8 review

Probably the most expensive body cap in the world, the Olympus Fisheye Body Cap 9mm f/8 also works as a fisheye lens

Olympus Fisheye Body Cap 9mm f/8
(Image: © Olympus)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Part body cap, part fisheye lens, it’s no substitute for an up-market lens like the Olympus 8mm f/1.8 PRO Fisheye, but is only a seventh of the price. Not even big enough to qualify as a ‘pancake lens’, it’s only half an inch long and adds a bit of fun to photography, with a genuinely different perspective.


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    Cheap for a fisheye lens

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    Weighs just 30g


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    Expensive for a body cap ;)

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    ‘Only’ 140-degree viewing angle

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    Aperture fixed at f/8

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Proving that lenses don’t always have to be expensive to buy, the Olympus Fisheye Body Cap 9mm f/8 only costs around £89/$99. It’s super-simple and fun to use, and certainly won’t weigh you down. It delivers that extravagant fisheye distortion for funky looking images and, at just half an inch thick works as a viable body cap into the bargain.


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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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