B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
Visit Our NYC SuperStore, Explore Where Technology Lives B&H Super Store B&H Super Store
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout

Checkout will be available in 2:29 hours

Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist.
Notify when open

Important Notice!

Close
Please note: Online ordering is unavailable until Saturday 7:15 PM EDT (in 2 hour(s) and 29 minutes). Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.
What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter

B&H # OLWCON37 Mfr # 261551
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping
You Pay: $99.00
Product Highlights
  • Designed for PEN Cameras
  • Fits M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm II Lens
  • 2 Elements / 2 Groups

The Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter lens is designed specifically for use with the Micro Four Thirds PEN cameras, and in particular, with the M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II lens. The WCON-P01 will give you a wider angle of view to shoot your images, making it ideal for sweeping vistas or for fitting everything in the shot in an enclosed space. This Wide Converter fits the aforementioned 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II kit lens, and when attached provides an 11mm focal length and an 89° angle of view. Magnification when attached to the lens is 0.1x.

Wide-Angle Perspective
If you like taking great pictures while out on the town - or during a scenic drive in the countryside - the wide converter will give you a whole new perspective. Using your existing kit lens, you can extend the range of your PEN to take amazing wide-angle pictures with stunning depth of field and interesting perspectives.
 

  • Fits more of the scene into a single image

  • Gives a wide-angle perspective to your kit lens

  • Takes fascinating photos of night-time scenes and landscapes
Compatibility
Fits the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II kit lens. Not compatible with previous versions of this lens.
When Combined with M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Master lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II
(Focal length set to maximum wide position recommended)

Focal length: 11mm (Micro Four Thirds) / 20.8mm (35mm format); Angle of view: 89°; Focusing Range: Closest focusing distance: 0.2m; Magnification:
0.1x (Micro Four Thirds) / 0.2x (35mm format); Weight: 2.9 oz / 85g
Lens Construction 2 elements / 2 groups
Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    OlympusWCON-P01 Wide Converter
     
    4.0

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (12)
    • Easily interchangeable (10)
    • Durable (7)
    • Consistent output (5)
    • Strong construction (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Light, convenient, useful

      I purchased this converter when I purchased an E-PL2 two lens kit. I did not have budget to buy the Oly 9-18mm wide zoom at the same time, so I thought I would...Read complete review

      I purchased this converter when I purchased an E-PL2 two lens kit. I did not have budget to buy the Oly 9-18mm wide zoom at the same time, so I thought I would try this converter as I wanted something wider than the lit lens.

      The resolution is good, but it suffers from flare when a strong light source hits the lens at just the right angle. This is common for an add-on converter. One must be careful when there are strong light sources or the sun off to the side.

      At the end of the day, it is a very useful and convenient accessory - and it attaches quickly via the bayonet adapter on the lens. I will still buy the wide zoom when I can afford it.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Tough to attach at first

      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,...Read complete review

      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.

      Works well enough to get a bit wider FOV, but the image is definitely quite soft especially in the corners.

      Reviewed by 18 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-18

      Back to top

       
      5.0

      DOES WHAT I WANTED

      By Margo J

      from Olympia Washington

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

        This is a light-weight way to accomplish a wider angle photo. Looking for light weight options, and this did it! I'm pleased.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Tough to attach at first

        By Ken

        from Atlanta

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Small

        Cons

        • A Challenge To Lock On
        • Soft Image Quality

        Best Uses

        • Traveling

        Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

        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.

        Works well enough to get a bit wider FOV, but the image is definitely quite soft especially in the corners.

        Share this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Inexpensive Wide Angle Performance

        By Bill

        from Lyndhurst

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Good Pq
        • Good quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

          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. Even though I returned my version and bought the 12mm lens instead the performance was good. Examining my test images taken with this adapter I had no issues. The images were sharp and the borders looked pretty good. Quality wise it felt good and would of kept it if it locked into place. But I love my 12mm lens.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Ok image quality at cheap price

          By Raj

          from Fremont, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable

          Cons

          • Blurry Focus

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

          Pros:
          Looks good
          Acceptable image quality at reasonable price
          No noticeable vignetting when used with 14-42mm lens

          Cons:
          Can only be used with 14-42mm lens

          Other:
          It can be used on Olympus 45mm f1.8 lens but fits loose and loss of sharpness is evident.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not up to Olympus standards

          By Old guy

          from Columbus, OH

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • nothing

          Cons

          • Tough To Attach

          Best Uses

          • Return It

          Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

          This would not even bayonet correctly on my lens, it would not lock and could easily be turned and fall off. It seems like it was made by a vendor to Olympus standards.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Does the work perfectly

          By Adi Azrin

          from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Cannot use filters

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

          Using it on the kit lens with my oly epl5 and it works perfectly.

          Widest at 11mm wide enough without much noticeable distortion.

          Good for time where 14mm is just not wide enough in group shots.

          Metal and good solid glass construction.

          It does not effect the AF performance.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          4.0

          Nice and simple

          By Bob

          from Montréal, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

            Easy clip on, great wide angle for the money. Can't protect front lens (no filter possible)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Price, Great Product

            By JTH

            from Budapest, Hungary

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Tough To Attach

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

            I am currently traveling across Europe, and this WCON-P01 converter has proved to be a perfect combination of price, portability, and utility. If you are a consumer looking for a small device to expand the capabilities of your PEN camera without adding bulk or spending a large sum of money, I highly recommend going with the CON series. Also, B&H offers it at a cheaper rate than on the Olympus website, making this purchase even better. At this price, the product obviously has its drawbacks, most notably, the time it takes to fumble around with removing a UV (or other) filter from the 14-42mm lens and replacing it with the converter (which doesn't fit properly with the bayonet device if the filter is left attached). Still, for the price and portability, this is an excellent buy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            4.0

            Adds a little more width

            By stuvik

            from Newcastle, NSW, Australia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

              This wide convertor gives your 14-42mm kit lens that little bit extra viewing angle without a fisheye distortion.

              As I said in my fisheye convertor review, if you're after a light camera bag setup, this convertor, as well as the fisheye and macro convertors, stack well into a single lens spot in your camera bag and give your 14-42mm lens some added versatility

              Share this review

              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Worst [$] spent?

              By Roy

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Blurry Focus

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

                  This thing was horrible. I did some street shooting with it, and it made me want to dump my whole Pen system. Sure some lenses flare up and the wrong angle, but the flares were worse than those in my other lenses. The focus falls off in a weird way.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  3.0

                  Easy to use

                  By Jeff in A2

                  from Ann Arbor, MI

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                  • Have to remove uv filter

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

                  Easy to use converter. Snaps on to the bayonet mount and stays on securely.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By Bryan

                  from Oklahoma City, OK

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Slow Focus

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

                  I was in need of a wide-angle lense but didn't want to spend $300. I sell residential real estate and the WCON-P01 works great for shooting small rooms like bathrooms and closets. It's also great for shooting exterior pictures up close capturing the details of the home.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice converter!

                  By James K Chiu

                  from Anaheim, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Case is not provided

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

                  I used this converter to take landscaping photos, and the quality of the image is surprisingly good! Minimal distortion means this is not a combination of few pieces of cheap glass, it worth the money!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice Piece of Gear

                  By Loophole

                  from Ashland, VA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

                    Good lens converter for the price. You can spend a lot more to get a dedicated wide angle lens of better quality, but this is a great compromise.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Using always

                    By tommy 39

                    from San Diego CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

                        This converter stays always on my M.Zuiko 12-42mm. It works as I expected and get great pictures. The front cap of this converter could be a little bit tight but better than lose.
                        I would recommend to my friends.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best Cheap Option

                        By Pmaholch

                        from Amarillo, TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

                        This converter changes the effective FOV from 28mm (35mm equivalent)
                        to about 22mm (35mm equivalent) I use it for group shots and travel where
                        the extra FOV really helps to get more in your picture. If you cannot afford the 9-18mm expensive option then this is good choice. AVOID other converters as they are not of the same quality.

                        Images remain sharp in the corners and there is no difference in light transmission with or without the converter. It serves its purpose well for me.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        convenient and inexpensive

                        By rufusrm44

                        from orange county, ca

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

                            It's a simple and easy way to have that extra wide view without having to have an extra lens. I take it with my ep3 on my ride to work each day.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Light, convenient, useful

                            By pschatz100

                            from Houston, Texas

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Flare in some situations

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter:

                            I purchased this converter when I purchased an E-PL2 two lens kit. I did not have budget to buy the Oly 9-18mm wide zoom at the same time, so I thought I would try this converter as I wanted something wider than the lit lens.

                            The resolution is good, but it suffers from flare when a strong light source hits the lens at just the right angle. This is common for an add-on converter. One must be careful when there are strong light sources or the sun off to the side.

                            At the end of the day, it is a very useful and convenient accessory - and it attaches quickly via the bayonet adapter on the lens. I will still buy the wide zoom when I can afford it.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                            Care & Cleaning

                            Show more >
                            Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
                            • You Pay: $4.99
                             
                            See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                            Close

                            Close

                            Close