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FujifilmTCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Great picture quality (12)
  • Durable (10)
  • Compact (8)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (9)
  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Travel (5)
  • Weddings (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Incredible piece of glass

Believe all the rave reviews. I am a lover of the 50mm focal length, and I was on the fence about buying this but I took the plunge and I don't regret it....Read complete review

Believe all the rave reviews. I am a lover of the 50mm focal length, and I was on the fence about buying this but I took the plunge and I don't regret it. Just screw this onto your X100s' already incredible fixed lens and you will be blessed with no less than the best 50mm experience Fujifilm can offer.The lens produces clear, sharp images from corner to corner, no worse than images taken without the lens. Autofocus speed and performance for me is unaffected by having the lens equipped, no matter the lighting conditions. The X100s' maximum aperture of f/2 absolutely shines with this lens equipped, creating an even shallower depth of field for you to play with. Even at close focusing distances, subjects in focus are tack sharp, popping out at you against the softest, most pleasing bokeh'ed backgrounds ever afforded only by similar lenses hundreds or thousands of dollars more expensive. Low light performance is phenomenal, producing sharp images even with tricky lighting, WITHOUT a tripod (see my photo below).The lens' build quality is solid, made of metal, and matches the finish and classiness of your X100s. It is big and heavy, and when equipped you will feel the weight of the lens, but it does not make your camera feel unweildly. The lens is not as big as the static images you see on the internet makes it seem. For street photographers concerned with "stealth" due to its size, it is really not an issue. Try it on and see for yourself.If you want to add 50mm capability to your X100s, I say go for this lens. You won't regret it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great IQ

The TCL-X100 has great build quality and great image quality. Unfortunately because of its size it partially obstructs the optical viewfinder and blocks the built in flash.

The TCL-X100 has great build quality and great image quality. Unfortunately because of its size it partially obstructs the optical viewfinder and blocks the built in flash.

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4.0

Love it shooting 4.0 and above

By Art

from Ojai, CA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

It's been said before. Excellent build, solid etc. Lens partially blocks the flash and optical viewfinder.

At 2.0-2.8 the image quality is soft, can be called hazy. This was a bit of a disappointment. Shooting macro at these apertures gives a very soft look leaving nothing sharp for the eye to rest upon.

Other than that I love the lens. Shoot portraits at 4.0 and above with excellent results. Street images and
everything else looks great also.

Definitely gives the camera a different feel in ones hand. Not quite as nimble.

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4.0

Well bulit Lens

By Mark Q

from Los Angeles

Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

Quality built lens and design. Matching the retro style as the X100 flawlessly. However sharpness went down a bit. Best result seems to be f4-8.

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5.0

TCL-X100 Telephoto conversion plans (silver) by Fujifilm

By Pap Pap

from Bel Air Maryland

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Thus Far I Have Found No

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

The new Fuji telephoto lens adapter for my X100 t is everything I hoped it would be. The lens is crystal clear and a large piece of glass. construction of the lens is like a little tank. The lens will be used for pleasure only and has remained on the camera ever since I received it. I have had fun trying both day and very low light shots with the lens and they are sharp every time.

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5.0

TCL x100

By Jack

from penna.

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos

    Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

    Well made does add some weight but good for times when you need that little extra, like portraits.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Impressed with this Conversion Lens!

    By Schwartz Photo

    from Cleveland Ohio

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Black):

      I've been using this on an x100s for the past few weeks. I typically don't like to shoot wide angle, but I love the x-100s for the freedom it gives me to leave the pro bag at home. So this was the perfect solution to get me back into a normal focal length. This lens is just what you would expect from Fuji. SHARP! I didn't think a conversion lens could be this sharp, but it is!

      Makes you feel old school too when you screw it on the camera.
      The only thing that could be improved would be to include a lens shade or at least make on for it. I haven't found one that doesn't vignette the lens a tiny bit that looks quality on it.

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      5.0

      Great Glass

      By Frank

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Black):

      This lens converter adds so much versatility to the X100T. It is easy to install (I set up a function button to make the menu change.) There is no loss of light; lens remains at f2. Although there is a change in the ergonomic feel of the camera it is worth the tradeoff.

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      5.0

      Great little accessory

      By bgtmd

      from Mereta ,

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

        Even though my first take on a screw on lens for a fixed lens camera was that it defeated the whole idea of a compact street carry anywhere camera, I was pleasantly surprised that the attachment's size is smaller than I anticipated and very easily included in a small carry bag. I have found it a great add on to a really fun camera. Real Fuji quality and image has no loss of quality when used. Probably going to get the wide angle attachment now.

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        5.0

        Great addition to my favorite camera

        By KarenM

        from Las Vegas, Nevada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

        I love my Fuji x100t and this lens gives me another level of love. The telephoto conversion is a great addition to my kit. I'm getting the wide angle next!

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        3.0

        Great IQ

        By MS

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Black):

        The TCL-X100 has great build quality and great image quality. Unfortunately because of its size it partially obstructs the optical viewfinder and blocks the built in flash.

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        (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Instant conversion

        By Jay

        from Houston, Texas

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Video Quality
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

          Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

          The conversion to 1.4x is immediately noticable, but the reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that the conversion is not calibrated by the camera's built-in flash. Thus, if you're taking a group portrait, you must make sure that you a] have everyone as close together as possible, and b] that they stay in the plane of focus. Even a small deviation will render that person blurry, which is something one always faces with longer focal lengths. On some final notes, the lens is heavier than one might expect for a portable camera, and the lens hood that was sent with the converter did not fit.

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          4.0

          Perfect optics, but big

          By Andy

          from Fenton, MI

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Video Quality
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

            Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

            The optics are superb, doesn't slow down autofocus at all, but I eventually determined that the difference in focal length from 35 to 50 wasn't enough to warrant adding all the weight to my x100T. My favorite thing about the x100T is how small and easy to keep with me it is, and the tele converter kind of takes away from it. That being said, if you MUST have 50mm field of view, this thing is flawless.

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            2.0

            image quality is noticeably degraded

            By Neil vN

            from Wayne, NJ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Image Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

                The product is as wonderfully machined and engineered as any of the other Fuji products. Looks good. Feels good. However .. and this is a big however .. image quality is noticeably degraded on my Fuji X100s. I love how sharp the Fuji X100s lens is ... even the little bit of softness at f/2 is sweet. There's an artistic look to it that I like and use on purpose. However, with the telephoto conversion lens, the sharpness is noticeably degraded at f/2 and f/2.8 ... and there is a haziness that is introduced that really cuts down on image quality.

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                5.0

                Incredible piece of glass

                By Dom

                from New York, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Street photography
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

                Believe all the rave reviews. I am a lover of the 50mm focal length, and I was on the fence about buying this but I took the plunge and I don't regret it. Just screw this onto your X100s' already incredible fixed lens and you will be blessed with no less than the best 50mm experience Fujifilm can offer.The lens produces clear, sharp images from corner to corner, no worse than images taken without the lens. Autofocus speed and performance for me is unaffected by having the lens equipped, no matter the lighting conditions. The X100s' maximum aperture of f/2 absolutely shines with this lens equipped, creating an even shallower depth of field for you to play with. Even at close focusing distances, subjects in focus are tack sharp, popping out at you against the softest, most pleasing bokeh'ed backgrounds ever afforded only by similar lenses hundreds or thousands of dollars more expensive. Low light performance is phenomenal, producing sharp images even with tricky lighting, WITHOUT a tripod (see my photo below).The lens' build quality is solid, made of metal, and matches the finish and classiness of your X100s. It is big and heavy, and when equipped you will feel the weight of the lens, but it does not make your camera feel unweildly. The lens is not as big as the static images you see on the internet makes it seem. For street photographers concerned with "stealth" due to its size, it is really not an issue. Try it on and see for yourself.If you want to add 50mm capability to your X100s, I say go for this lens. You won't regret it.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Another winner from Fujifilm

                By Ed

                from Houston

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

                  This is a super addition to the X-100 series cameras. It is sharp, fast and optically superb. Now Fuji needs to make a 75 mm portrait lens and the system will be complete.

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                  5.0

                  wonderful if you prefer 50mm FF equiv.

                  By donnieC

                  from Somerville MA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

                  I love my x100, but always felt the 23mm (or 35 in FF terms) focal length was neither long nor wide enough for the shots I like to take. It sort of fell between my two preferred stools of 24ish and 50. So I was very excited to get the TCL. It has given me and my fuji a new lease of life.So far I haven't noticed any cost in terms of IQ. The only drawbacks I have found are that the lens partially obstructs the OVF, and that it is an awkward size. The camera no longer fits into the bag I had for it, and it doesn't sit as easily on a table. The TCL does add weight, but not nearly enough to change how you would use the camera, nor even enough so that you would notice during regular use. For those who care about such things, the TCL looks and feels as classy as the camera, though the new lens hood is much cheaper feeling compared to the original.All the above aspects are trivial compared to your preference in focal length. If you love your x100, but prefer the 50mm FF equivalent, the TCL is definitely worth it.

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                  5.0

                  excellent

                  By Frank

                  from Germany

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

                    a perfect complement to an excellent camera

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A precision for your kit

                    By Photo Geezer

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to carry
                    • Lightweight
                    • Precision Crafted

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Street Portraits

                    Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

                    The TCL-X100 Conversion lens is a precision piece of equipment for your Fujifilm x-100s. It gives you another option for the the fixed lens camera .... a 33mm effective focal length which is equivalent to a full frame 50mm. Light and solid it fits easily in your coat pocket or bag and is quickly screwed into the standard lens. Take it anywhere and be ready to get those shots where a wider lens would not be appropriate.

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                    5.0

                    Really fine lens

                    By Sandy

                    from Glen Ellyn, IL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Silver):

                      This converter adds 4 elements to the 8 already in the camera. It extends the camera focal length from 23mm to 33.3mm (135 equivalent 50mm). It's larger than the other converter that reduces the focal length. The resulting image is very sharp and the lens remains f/2. Like the camera, the build quality is excellent.

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                      4.0

                      Nice addition to x100s

                      By Dave H

                      from San Diego, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Black):

                          well made, gives nice sharp results, a bit heavy but well balanced in use on the camera.... a bit smaller would be nice....
                          all in all a very nice addition to extend the range/use of the x100s and avoid the need to crop an image.... works well for portraits (yes, I know an 85mm would be swell, but this works very nicely).

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                          5.0

                          Solid construction!

                          By June Etta

                          from Wichita, Kansas

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Great Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about TCL-X100 Telephoto Conversion Lens (Black):

                              Although I haven't had a chance to use this much, I have to say that the second that I pulled it out of the box, I was impressed with how good it feels. Nice and solid! I'm confident that it will be in step with Fujifilm's quality.

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