Excerpt: Great adapter that allows you to capture a wider field-of-view without compromising quality.On the down side, it is relatively expensive for what it can achieve.Perhaps, you can spend extra $300 and get a RICHO GR
Summary: I use mine with a Fuji X100S, and it lives on the camera for 90% of my use. I have done some testing with it and even in prints enlarged/resampled to 20x30" @ 300 dpi, the results are excellent. I'm very happy with the sharpness and even the edge resolution, but I'm not a pixel peeper by any means, I make big prints and judge the results.
Summary: Such a cool idea, and really, a stellar performing piece of glass. The downside: it only makes your focal length 19mm or so, which really isn't a huge change. I do love using the lens, but unless you constantly find yourself wanting just a *little* wider fixed lens, this probably isn't your bag. I can say for certain sharpness and picture quality overall is not compromised. Whoever engineered this beauty did a great job.
Excerpt: I really love this wide angle conversion lens! For such a fantastic little camera like the X100, this is a great add on to make your photo ecperience that much more enjoyable. Although i wish the conversion factor was a little more like say a 24mm wide angle, but the look and feel of the WCL-X100 when attached to you camera definitely makes up for it!
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution
Summary: The optics on this converter are great. Pretty much matched the already stellar fixed 23mm lens. However $400 was not worth the few extra mm wideness for my taste and really changed the profile of the camera. It was no longer as discrete was with the stock lens. Ended up returning it, but that was more of a personal preference. If it was $200 I might have kept it. But I thought $400 was a bit on the steep side (only given its potential usefulness)haha - not being cheap.
Summary: This lens is magnificently made, and works flawlessly with the X100. It does enable you to take wider angle shots. The packaging is appropriate for a diamond. After using the lens, I must admit, for the optics provided, I do not think the expense justifies the increased view of field.
Excerpt: I mostly agree with the other comments. Having a 28mm field of view is very nice. The lens is high quality, I did buy a metal screw on cap for the mount side, since it comes with a rubber cover that falls off and is not very well designed. Also, I use Manual focus mode and then auto focus pushing the button on the back, and this lens does seem to interfere with the auto focus often, it will focus at 3m or 5m when you are clearly trying to get it to focus on infinity in a...
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction