Reviews and Problems with Nikon Wideangle Converter WC-E68
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Great item and great supplier.
Steve George "Steve George", Amazon
17 July 2013
Summary: This converter can be fitted to the Nikon V1 10mm pancake lens thus giving it an effective focal length of 6.8mm (18.36mm equivalent for 35mm format). All you need is a 40.5mm to 46mm step up ring. The difference in price to the Nikon 6.7-13mm lens is huge! The quality of the converter is great, and this supplier is first class: it got across the Atlantic to the UK in no time.
Summary: This Nikon WC-E68 Wide Angle Converter was compatible with Panasonic LX3, LX5. But it needed Panasonic DMW-LA4 Conversion Adapter(less than $20). If you guy need a Wide Angle Converter for your LX3, LX5, but the Panasonic brand Wide Angle Converter cost too much, and other anonymous Wide Angle Converter sucks. The used Nikon WC-E68 Wide Angle Converter was great and cheap solution.
Summary: Got the lens at a good value, considering the camera is outdated. Most people would think I'm stupid, but I just am getting back into photography and figured I'd re-familiarize myself with the basic for a year or so with a camera I already have. The lens is great and has produced some really good images so far.
Summary: I will never buy any camera item on Amazon again. You can not beat talking to a real person to make sure you are buying the right item. I have a Nikon Coolpix P5000 and this lens and adapter were supposed to be a fit for my camera. Well, they were not! About 8 hours later, after talking to the folks at Keeble and Shuchat Photography, I tried to cancel the order but it was too late.
Summary: I bought this after seeing the price at Amazon. It is a discontinued item but for the price (or even 3x the price), go for it! I have a 24mm on my 35mm film camera (Minolta) and used it all the time. I find I use this lens (26mm equiv)quite a lot. It's a little bit of a pain to attach/de-attach/reset menu, but if you like photography, you'll like this. Excellent optics.
Summary: I bought it because I read that it did not gave any distortion when you photographed straight skyline. It is not true, you always get the horizon curved and that is a real pain. Same when you want to photograph a high rise building, you will get a curved line. Please do not buy if you are very serious about it. ALso I tried to return it and I could not get any answers from Amazon. Beware.
Summary: Must be a mistake! Dollar for dollar, this lens rates as possibly best among the many accessories I've purchased for my camera. I have the CP4500, which I bought about 4 years ago and although I have several other digital cams, including DSLR, the 4500 is the most used. It seems that a few years ago only the expensive version of this lens was available from Nikon, so I alternatively bought other (far more expensive than this one) brands.
Summary: I bought this lens on an incredible sale. Including the adapter, which you have to purchase seperately, I spent right around $50.00. Many of my friends have larger, fancier, Nikons (the D-80's etc.) and are spending $600.00 or more on fisheye lenses. None of us are professional photographers. For what we do, my Cool Pix 5000 and this $50 lens take shots comperable to theirs. The bennefit of mine is it is much more compact.
Summary: This lens is even more than I expected it would be. There is no chromatic aberration (the WC-24 did have some). It is very well corrected for a ultra wide angle lens (I get no curving of straight lines), the horizon is straight even when placed close to the edge of the frame. I wish it had a lens hood and you can't put filters on it but it is a great addition to my Coolpix 5000.