Excerpt: Bought this as a small and cheap alternative to the 9-18 mFT lens (and instead of using my full 4/3rds 9-18). I had read about it being interesting to attach, but it took me 3-4 attempts before I finally twisted it enough to actually click into the locked position.
Excerpt: My version arrived defective but I'm not going to judge it on that fact. I hate when people do that!
My adapter did not lock into place on my kit lens.
If you have the kit lens and cannot afford something wider buy one. For the price it's a no brainer.
Acceptable image quality at reasonable price
No noticeable vignetting when used with 14-42mm lens
Can only be used with 14-42mm lens
It can be used on Olympus 45mm f1.8 lens but fits loose and loss of sharpness is evident.
Summary: This lens quickly and easily attaches to the standard 14-42 mm lens. It increases the field of view by about 20 degrees. It really made the difference on a number of shots on our recent trip. Absolutely consider this for traveling.
Summary: Works easily and well, and as convertors goes, is the best one I have ever used! You really do not see a difference in performance and in fact I tested that the shutter speed is NOT affected when adding the converter in most circumstances! Hard to find softness even in the corners!
Summary: Make sure you've got the M. Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II... if your lens isn't labeled "II" (as in you have the old one) the WCON won't mount. I point that out because it's not mentioned in the product description. Other than that, it works great!
Summary: The price went up since my purchase, but I would buy again, as this is the best purchase I've made to supplement my Olympus EP3. It makes a huge difference in tight spaces and adds so much depth to the photo. I recently came back from a ghost town trip and left this on for most of the shots.