Reviews and Problems with Nikon Wideangle Converter WC-E63
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Excellent Wide-Angle Lens for Coolpix 990
13 November 2009
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: 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: 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.
Summary: A great lens at a reasonable price. I often use the Wide Angle Lens for panoramic shots and sometimes for indoor use. Great for scenic shots such as mountains or valleys, and also for interiors, real estate, etc. When used indoors, an external flash or lighting is recommended. The lens partially obscures the built-in flash. And as with any wide angle, there is less light passing through the lens to the "film.
Very affordable yet high quality wide angle lens, at last!
Alain Avakian, Amazon
13 November 2009
Summary: Very sturdy, clean crisp lens. It comes with a nice velour bag, and two lens caps. It covers up 90% of the flash, so ambiant light (or external flash) is needed to take good pictures. You screw the lens on, set your 990 to "M", and through the menu, you select "Wide Angle", and you're good to go. No distortion is apparent on the pictures, which are the same excellent quality you're used to from the 990.
Summary: Hey Andy, from Patterson: I also love my CP 990 (refurb unit, the camera is, though). Re: your wide angle: did you set the camera to "M", then hit Menu, then scroll to Lens and select "Wide Adapter"? If you didn't, THAT'S why your 990 wouldn't focus! Everyone else, I don't have this wide adapter yet, but I'm sure it's just as nice as the fisheye I DO have. (And the wide angle is on my wish list.