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Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens

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Product Highlights

  • For Select NEX-3 & NEX-5 Cameras
  • Compatible w/16mm NEX Lens Only

You Pay: $119.00

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Sony's VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens will show you the world in a different way--this ultra wide-angle lens expands space and distorts in a fascinating way--ideal for landscapes, cities, crowds, and whatever you can imagine once you see what this lens will do. This conversion lens attaches to the front of a 16mm NEX-3 or NEX-5 lens (not included).

Fascinating ultra wide-angle perspective
Compatible with NEX-3 camera with 16mm lens or the NEX-5 camera with 16mm lens.
Focal Length 15mm (35mm equivalent)
Lens Elements/Groups 4 groups, 4 elements
Magnification 0.62x
Dimensions 1.75" diameter x 2.62" (44mm diameter x 66mm)
Weight 5.3 oz (150g)
Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Case
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    SonyVCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 87 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (65)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (52)
    • Easily interchangeable (38)
    • Durable (32)
    • Easy to use (31)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (27)

    Cons

    • Blurry focus (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (40)
    • Travel (23)
    • Landscape photography (22)
    • Low light (20)
    • Video (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (29), Enthusiast (12), Casual photographer (9), Semi-professional (8), Semi-pro photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (73), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Noticeable difference in wide angle

    The fisheye conversion lens has been used to shoot photo and video footage and has surprisingly impressed. Was able to fit the entire width of the main post office in Manhattan, NYC (across...Read complete review

    The fisheye conversion lens has been used to shoot photo and video footage and has surprisingly impressed. Was able to fit the entire width of the main post office in Manhattan, NYC (across the street from Madison Square Garden). Also able to shoot from a distance of about 8-10 inches from subject for "macro" type photography. While still considered a special effect lens, I really enjoyed using this lens for a walkabout photoshoot lens. It is light durable and a joy to use!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    expensive isn't always better

    By its self this lens is alright. it has a blurred edge effect. i recommend it if you like taking fun edgy photos
    This lens is awesome only if you have the 16mm...Read complete review

    By its self this lens is alright. it has a blurred edge effect. i recommend it if you like taking fun edgy photos
    This lens is awesome only if you have the 16mm wide angle lens to go with it.

    Reviewed by 87 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A great add on lens

    By Mike B

    from Canberra Australia

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape Photography

      Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

      Although this adaptor is supposed to only work on the 16mm F2.8 I am using it on the Sony 20mm F2.8. I love this lens. It is clear and bright with no visible distortion. For the price and quality you cant go wrong.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Outstanding!

      By RQGallery

      from New York City, NY

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography

        Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

        Great addition to my lens collection.
        Produces sharp, crisp images.
        Great color.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Amazing fish eye

        By Eli

        from Brooklyn NY

        Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

        I tried a full fisheye lens on the nex6 but this conversion lens works much better & is much less distorted. Great buy

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        4.0

        Good value

        By GR

        from Springhill, LA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Traveling

          Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

          This converter actually works very well. It's not nearly as wide as other fisheye lens I've used, but still easy add-on for the 16mm.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Inexpensive way to have a fisheye

          By MM

          from U.S.

          Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

          Read comments of owners and decided to order one. Never had a fisheye lens. This really opened up another photographic horizon. Surprisingly high quality and lots of fun. The usual excellent service from B&H. Been a customer since the 1980's.

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          5.0

           VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye 

          By Esau

          from Minnesota

          Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

          The lens is great! I bought it with a bit of hesitants but after I used it for some interior shots it was great. I also enjoy taking pictures within the city.

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          5.0

          Perfect addition to Sony Pancake

          By T-LOC

          from Silver Spring, MD

          Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

          Really allows for some interesting photography at a minuscule cost.

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          5.0

          Fun adapter

          By Oren

          from Israel

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

            Does what it's supposed to do very well, easy to attach and remove, and the included case is a very nice addition.
            I haven't had a chance to test it out thuroughly but from the few pictures I've taken with it it seems to do a very good job, considering the price.
            Tested out the results in Aperture and didn't find any faults at all...
            A very nice addition to my camera bag.

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            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            fair

            By Evan

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

                I bought it before it had a $10 off in thanksgiving.

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                • No

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                4.0

                A really fun lens - good value for money

                By Basil

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

                  This is a really fun lens, and for the cost, it's a bargain. I bought it several months ago, and tried it out in Washington DC, at the Tidal Basin when the cherry blossoms were out (early April). Those first results were fantastic.

                  My main use for the lens is in underwater photography -- I use this on my NEX-5r when I am scuba diving, for both photo and video. Fisheye lens are particularly interesting underwater since there are very few straight lines to begin with; (the fisheye distortion is more subtle underwater than it is on land). The results (both video and photo) were great.

                  The one and only flaw is the corner sharpness. The problem isn't so much the conversion lens, it is the 16mm pancake lens that the conversion lens attaches to. That 16mm pancake is optically mediocre, and its flaws carry through to the fisheye (and wide angle) conversion lenses. In practical terms, it really was not a problem. Underwater, everything is kind of soft and fuzzy so the corner softness is not particularly noticeable, and in the few photos were I did notice it -- I was cropping the corners anyhow, so again -- it really was not a problem.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Perfect Fit for Panasonic 14mm

                  By Mobi

                  from San Jose, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

                  I dont' have a Sony camera nor lens. I purchased this conversion lens for my Panasonic 14mm lens. Their rings somehow just clicked onto each other firmly. If you don't hit/drop it they will stay together.

                  The 14mm with this conversion it comes out to be ~8.3mm = 17.6mm (35mm equivalent) . Wow, a low cost combination to get a super wide fisheye with F2.5 and fast focus !

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                  4.0

                  You will believe you are a fish!

                  By Ken The Pirate

                  from Hooterville, MO

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

                      This attachment performs beautifully. Even if you can use digital technology to distort images, I think a real optical effect is a thing of beauty.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Spot on

                      By TwistedMike

                      from Nj

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

                        Love this lense . It's compact enough to fit in the bag everyte I go out shooting. I am new to photography but this lense does the job well. Only thing I noticed is color depending on shot taken can b a bit soft on the edges. This does not stop me fr using though. Ultra portable great shots right weight & price .

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Nice fisheye lenses for Sony Nex!

                        By Onavarro

                        from New York

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

                          This fisheye conversion makes a great job turning your 16mm into a 10mm, which is pretty nice for exploring new options for shooting.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Simple Quality

                          By Vid Kid

                          from Minneapolis, MN

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Photography
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video

                            Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

                            The lens turns the prerequisite 16mm NEX Lens into a fun, crisp, fast fisheye. Not an image used every day, but excellent for adding b-roll or intro variety. It's simple, relatively cheap, and produces a beautiful image.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Fisheye View

                            By Geezer

                            from Colorado

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography

                              Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

                              This lense compliments the Sony 16mm wide angle e-mount lense to a tee.
                              Easy to attach and use.
                              Excellent photo lense and use.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Product

                              By Kramer

                              from Koror, Palau

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Studio
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

                                Fantastic 180 degree view with nice center focus and beautifull even distortion. Ideal for Underwater Scenes. Easy to use, easy to store, easy to travel and walk around.

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                                4.0

                                A nice attachment to the 16mm

                                By Eric

                                from South San Francisco, CA

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

                                  A very fun and inexpensive way to shoot extreme wide perspective. A great addition to your NEX mount lenses provided you have the 16mm.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens

                                  By evelie

                                  from Silverdale, WA

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

                                    Great wide/fisheye screen for a small lens. It takes an excellent pictures. I love it

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Nice Lens!

                                    By BrianMichaels74

                                    from Columbus, Ohio

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Sony VCL-ECF1 E-Mount Fisheye Conversion Lens:

                                      Big things sometimes do come in small packages... Nice attachment for the 16mm lens. Just wishing there were more lens options for the E-mounts; But I love my NEX-5N

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