Reviews and Problems with Nikon Wideangle Converter WC-E63
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Excellent Wide-Angle Lens for Coolpix 990
29 January 2011
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: 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Very affordable yet high quality wide angle lens, at last!
Alain Avakian "Alain", Amazon
25 April 2001
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.
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.
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: 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.