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Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens

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Product Highlights
  • Designed for α NEX
  • 0.75x Magnification

The Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens provides an 18mm focal length and 0.75x magnification for wide-angle shooting with Alpha NEX cameras. Whether you're shooting landscapes or working in tight spaces the VCL-ECU1 opens up the scene, allowing you to get more in the frame. Attach the conversion lens to the 16mm lens on your NEX and start shooting. Included front and rear lens caps, along with an included case, keep the lens protected when not in use.

Compatibility
It's designed for use with your α NEX camera and with the SEL 16mm f/2.8 lens. lens to give you a wider frame with which to compose your shots, so that more of the surroundings can be included in the image
Lens Cap
The supplied front and rear lens caps help protect the lens from damage when not in use
Focal Length 18mm (35mm equivalent)
Lens Construction 3 elements/ 3 groups
Magnification 0.75x
Dimensions 1 3/4" / 44mm
Diameter: 2 5/8" / 66mm
Weight 4.4 oz / 125g
Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Case
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    SonyVCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens
     
    4.8

    (based on 80 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (65)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (57)
    • Easy to use (46)
    • Durable (37)
    • Reliable (24)
    • Easily interchangeable (23)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape photography (42)
      • Travel (35)
      • Landscape/scenery (22)
      • Everyday (17)
      • Home (15)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (30), Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-professional (10), Semi-pro photographer (7), Professional (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (71)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A must to your Nex collection of lenses

      First time used on our family holiday. Looks looks good on the lens. Quick and easy to remove and put on. Auto works fine. Very wide angle with slight distortion to front sides...Read complete review

      First time used on our family holiday. Looks looks good on the lens. Quick and easy to remove and put on. Auto works fine. Very wide angle with slight distortion to front sides of pictures. Much cheaper than a dedicated wide angle. Great pictures. Avoid using the std flash as hood cast a shadow.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Nice add-on to pancake

      Great for photos of large groups or sweeping panoramas. Reasonable cost.

      Great for photos of large groups or sweeping panoramas. Reasonable cost.

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      5.0

      Great wide angle images

      By Travel Doc

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Large group shots
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

        Great quality wide angle shots for a steal. Distortion is minimal.

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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

          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

          Nice less expensive option than the 10-18. I'm sue the quality isn't as good, but it's also much cheaper. I use this and enlarge images to 20x30 or 36x48. Quality is good enough for that. Very pleased for the price.

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          5.0

          excellent adapter

          By patrick

          from st. pete, florida

          Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

          A must have for the 16 millimeter prime lens... it increases the viewing angle even more than the wide making it super ultra wide...distortion correction in JPEG mode is superb and easy to fix In raw...you will leave this on your 16 mm permanently

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          5.0

          Inexpensive Wide Angle Converter

          By Mick

          from Centerville, OH

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography

            Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

            This converter provides a great wide-angle view, expanding the view. It is a considerably less expensive alternative to a wider-angle lens. Clarity of images is excellent.

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            3.0

            Nice add-on to pancake

            By T-LOC

            from Silver Spring,MD

            Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

            Great for photos of large groups or sweeping panoramas. Reasonable cost.

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            5.0

            Go to for tight spots

            By Bill

            from Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Studio

              Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

              I use this in conjunction with the pancake lens for my FS-100. Really does the trick in smaller locations and when I need to capture multiple people. Gives a really polished edge to my productions!

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              5.0

              Excellent Len

              By Marcos Coelho

              from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.

              Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

              I'm loving it.

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              5.0

              Great little adapter!

              By Foundation Digital Media

              from Washington DC

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                  We use the Sony FS700 professionally on a daily basis. We use a lot of "high end" glass for a variety of work. That being said, We always seem to come back to the Sony E mount 16 2.8 and this wide angle adapter.

                  It's tack, resolute and really gets us out of jams when we're shooting Broll in tight office space where we're looking for the footage to "pop" a bit more.

                  Couldn't be happier

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                  4.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By berta80

                  from Padua, Italy

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                    Simple to use, the quality is good but not excellent (especially at the edges of the image quality is poor). The adapter well performs the job for which it was designed.

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                    4.0

                    Perfect for when you can't step back

                    By Zerolex

                    from New Jersey, USA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Archistecture
                      • Architecture
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                      This conversion lens is great for when you need just a bit more at the edges and can't step back or don't want to mess with panoramic.Approximately 100% of the light passes through so optical quality remains the same as the base lens.

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again

                      By livada

                      from Detroit,MI

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                        Great product,great service

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                        5.0

                        Exactly the coverage I was looking for!

                        By Big D

                        from Melbourne, FL

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                          Attached to my 16mm lens and will NEVER remove it. This is the perfect wide angle attachment in my opinion on the Sony 16mm lens. With this attached, it has the coverage I was looking for for all my close indoor shots. I have had no auto-focus problems, and cannot find anything negative at all to say about it. This is a must have lens if you need a good wide angle!

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                          4.0

                          VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conver

                          By willie

                          from bremerton, WA

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                            Great small lens

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Gets you into the tighter spots

                            By paulpegg

                            from Milltown, NJ

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                              I bought the 16mm WA plus this and the fisheye to give me a wider scene in the NEX-7. All three cost less than $500 which is a good deal for so much performance. The carry cases are pretty slick also and fit neatly into a medium bag.

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                              5.0

                              good times

                              By Oliver

                              from Bowen Island, BC

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Versatile
                              • Well built

                              Cons

                              • Optics Are Not The Best

                              Best Uses

                              • Creative Photography
                              • Video

                              Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                              If your looking for image quality, go for the Rokinon 8mm f/2.8. Length and weight should be about the same as this conversion lens on Sony's 16mm pancake. But if you already have 16mm or want the versatility, this conversion is a blast, especially for video! ;D

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                              5.0

                              Great wide angle lens for the NEX

                              By dan

                              from Atlanta GA

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography

                                Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                                It's really a good little lens and adds life to your photos. Best when used for landscape or to get up close and personal to several people for a dramatic effect.

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                                5.0

                                Great Lens a most for Movies

                                By Julitostar

                                from Puerto Rico

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Movies
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                                This is a Most for Movie Shot is a well make Lens not so heavy but great fill . Love the change that makes to my 16th.... It comes with a cool case to protect it ....

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                                5.0

                                Not wide enough

                                By Satisfied

                                from New Your

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Loose Lens Cover

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                                For me, it is a must with 16/2.8 lens. Does not affect the f stop, does not deteriorate the IQ in any observable way as ordinary converters tend to. No increase in linear distortion, no increase in CA. This is really a lens, not just an attachment. It is actually bigger and heavier than the lens itself. I keep it permanently on my 16mm. Taking it off feels like I am splitting an integral 12mm lens. My only beef is that it does not go wide enough. On 35mm cameras I used to use 17mm lens; this combo is 18mm equivalent. Would prefer 14-16mm equivalent range. The slide-on lens cover does not feel secure enough to stay on. Could be accidentally loosened/ lost. Some kind of locking device, like the provided lock to secure the converter to the lens would feel better.

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                                4.0

                                Good performance for the money

                                By Mitch

                                from Vancouver, BC

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good value

                                Cons

                                • Chromatic aberration
                                • Unable To Use Filters

                                Best Uses

                                • Architecture
                                • Interiors
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                                This wide angle conversion lens is a well made and worthwhile addition to the Sony 16mm pancake lens. It adds minimum distortion, and image quality at F/5.6 to F/11 is decent, especially in the center. Chromatic aberration along the edges can be heavy in some situations. However, this can usually be cleaned up if you have the necessary processing software or in-camera fixes. It's best to shoot in bright light and avoid high contrast subjects such as tree branches against a grey sky, etc.

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                                5.0

                                Best Conversion Lens from B&H

                                By Ed

                                from Potomac, Maryland

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x E-Mount Wide Angle Conversion Lens:

                                  Easy to install and take off.
                                  Good quality photos at low cost for the 18 mm.

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