Reviews and Problems with Nikon Fisheye Converter FC-E8
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Beautiful piece of glass with bad lens cap
skunk ape, Amazon
3 June 2013
Summary: Beautiful razor sharp piece of glass w/circular image. Use w/58mm single adapter tube on a P7000. Lens cap needed to be modified though. Really dangerous cap. Lens would fall out of your hand when grabbed by the cap. Increased friction on lens cap by applying Gorilla Tape to the inner rim of the cap. Much better now. Do need to use the Flower icon close focus mode with the wide center focus pattern when using these adapter lenses.
Summary: Due to its superior quality, this lens also performs admirably as a super wide angle lens when used with a tighter zoom angle. Zoomed all the way out, it becomes a traditional fisheye lens, and despite not being listed as so, is an essential accessory for the P5100. It's like having several lenses in one. Once you have the Nikon UR-E20 Adapter, this and all the 28mm mount lenses become available to you.
Summary: A truly fun piece of glass and I use it as both a toy and a tool. I love to shoot people and objects with it and see what the distortion does to the image, but it's also incredibly useful when you have no room to work or back up. I found it especially useful in the confined spaces of aircraft cockpits. But that fine thread to mount it on the camera drives me nuts! Especially when I'm in the confined space of something like an aircraft cockpit.
Richard C. Drew "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.", Amazon
16 February 2002
Summary: Slipped right on the CoolPix 995. Almost slipped onto the floor as well - the lens cover is nice, but held on by friction between a felt strip inside the cover and the side of the lens. It's second nature to pick it up by the lens cover. And the lens falls right out. Be warned! I caught mine just in time and spend 5 minutes cleaning off finger prints. This is a common complaint from people I know who own this lens.
Summary: This summer while taking wide angle photos with this converter, I set my camera with fish-eye and small tripod on an unstable rock. As I set the timer, I watched in horror as my camera and converter fell off the rock and another 50 feet down a rocky slope. I thought all was lost, and my vacation ruined. To my amazement, the Nikon fish-eye converter and camera still worked! The glass was pretty scratched up, but I was still able to take photos with it.
Summary: You'll love this thing. Nikon quality is amazing. This lens gives a great effect to your pics. If you photograph inside rooms, you can get the whole room in the picture, a full 180 degrees. Takse the two 180 's and combine them in your computer to 1 sphere and you have a full 360 degree room view. Awesome for real estate agents or for just having fun. Awesome potential.
You get what you paid for: more money equals better lens.
9 November 2000
Summary: The most important thing you need to keep in mind is that because the Coolpix has a built in lens (unlike SLR), any modification (tele/wide add on) will invariably degrade the quality of the picture in both sharpness and exposure. That said, the Nikon fisheye is excellent in both sharpness and quality compared to my Tiffen wide angle lens. There is obvious distortion at the picture edges and you will have to compensate for exposure by increasing EV about 1+.