Reviews and Problems with Nikon Wideangle Converter WC-E63
Showing 1-10 of 15
It does the job.
Lawrence N. Koenig, Amazon
1 September 2013
Summary: It feels like a quality lense and certainly does the job though it is bulky and a little awkward to use. You can save time by not telling the camera a wide angle lense is attached. The downside is it won't prevent you from sellecting a zoom that compromises the picture.
Nikon WC-E63 Wide-Angle Converter Lens for Nikon 4300 & 4500 Digital Cameras
Bargain hunter, Amazon
16 November 2011
Summary: Frankly, I haven't used it but a couple of times. It won't allow my flash to work, and I bought it for inside the house, so it has not proved useful for what I got it for. Maybe if I had an external flash, but I don't. I haven't tried it outside yet. I'm afraid this review hasn't been much help. Sorry. Earlier reviews mentioned this, so I should have heeded them. It does fit my nikon E995.
Summary: I can't recommend the wide angle lens highly enough - we went to Big Bend, and the wide angle was exactly what I needed to get all the beautiful scenery in the shot. Easy on, easy off for close ups of the family, and good quality throughout.
Summary: On a Coolpix 775 (with the required adapter) this is one formidable-looking device, but it delivers clear wide-angle views. There is some distortion around the outer edges, but that is to be expected for a lens in this price range. It definitely expands the CP775's horizons. If you want to shoot wider vistas give this lens a try.
Summary: The WC-E63 wide angle lens gave me just what I was after, a wider view for my Coolpix 990. It screws on without the need for an adapter. It takes a little getting used to and its big and bulky but it is a good lens. The flash is obstructed so lighting is a concern. All of these issues were described in the purchase info so it wasn't a surprise. The price was great for a genuine Nikon lens and includes lens caps and a carry bag.
Summary: I love this lens. This is my second one - I damaged the first one dropping it. I never take this lens off of my Nikon Coolpix 990. It provides fantastic photos even under low light conditions.
Summary: Very well built, comes with two lens caps (front and read), and a nice velour bag with padding at the business end for travelling safety. Short adequate instruction sheet. External flash required for indoor, since it covers up 90% of the built in flash. I use it for outdoor landscape type shots.
Summary: If you are going to get just one accessory lens for your coolpix, make it this one. After owning it for 3 Mos. I use it all the time. It does not have a lot of wide effect optical distortion unless you get in very close. In those cases it is a fun effect. The quality of the lens is what you expect from Nikon and I feel the lens was very reasonably priced. I can say it has been a purchase that I would be very happy to repeat, unlike the 3X extender I bought.
Summary: The Nikon CP990 is a great camera. After I bought this wide angle lens, it opened up a whole new world of digital shooting. It is a fantastic lens. You can't use flash or view through the viewfinder, but that's not a big deal. There are cheaper wide angle lenses you can buy, but they aren't made by Nikon. Nuff said.
Summary: If you are finding that your 3x zoom is going in the opposite direction of what you want then get this wide angle lens. I was impressed with the quality of the images that this lens can produce. There is very little distortion except when used at very short focal lengths. The only downsides are the size of the lens, the weight, and the fact that it blocks the optical viewfinder.