Panasonic GM-5 with body cap lens attached.
Panasonic GM-5 with body cap lens attached.

The Panasonic GM-5 camera is already small, but I thought how great to use my Olympus 15mm, f/8 body cap lens (BCL) on it! So, to test my theory out, I removed the 12-32mm and attached the BCL. When I pressed the shutter button, the camera displayed the message, “Lens not found, or shoot w/o lens in Custom menu is set to off.” Hmmmm? A bit confusing, especially when I went to the ‘Wrench’ custom menu and this feature was set to “Off!”

Thin BCL
Thin BCL

However, in an experimental frame of mind, I switched it to “On” and the BCLworked fine. So all is good and the Panasonic GM-5 with this lens that is, in fact, like a camera body cap works fine. And, attaching this tiny lens to this tiny camera does, indeed, make a tiny package that will slide easily into almost any pocket!

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Custom Menu
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