Took some footage in my lunch break for testing my newest toy - the Loreo "lens in a cap":
It is actually just a lens cap, containing a tiny plastic lens, but the quality was not as bad as I expected from a 20 $ toy. Couldn't find a "lens in cap" for a MFT mount here in Tokyo ( if it exists at all ), so I chose M42 and mounted it on my M42 adapter, which was actually a nice idea, because then, I could adjust the focus simply by screwing the lens cap up and down a little bit. The "lens in a cap" is basically a fixed focal lens, adjusted to infinity, but so, I could focus to closer objects too.
The "lens in a cap" performes best at f:8 and f:16, other apertures are quite useless, at least when mounted on the GH1. Funny thing is, if you just turn the cap around and hold it reverse in front of the camera, it becomes a pretty amazing macro lens too, as the shot at 2:14 shows.
To sum it up, its more than just a lens cap, protecting the camera from dust. It's a funny tool and I actually like the look, which is more "real film" like than any other real lens, I tried yet.
Sorry for the shakiness and a little bit crappy rendering. I really just took some shots on the way, completely hand held and did some fast editing in iMovie ( some shots are also stabilized in postproduction ). After that, I put the whole thing into FCP for adding some colorgrading, playing a litle bit with Magic Bullet Looks on some shots. Should have done everything in FCP, but I was too lazy for editing everything again ;-))
Hope, everybody got the idea though and enjoys this little example of using the "Loreo - lens in a cap" on a GH1.
Thanks to my friend Tommy for the music !!!