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FujifilmWCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver)
 
4.9

(based on 21 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent output (8)
  • Easily interchangeable (8)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Strong construction (8)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (13)
    • Low light (9)
    • Travel (7)
    • Family photos (5)
    • Night photography (5)
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      • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (3)
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    5.0

    Delayed in getting one........

    By Tekkie

    from NW, New Jersey

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Build Quality
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

      I am still an X100 user but delayed in getting one of these because I wanted to see if Fuji was going to retain compatibility with the new X100T (I decided to skip the X100s upgrade). On my X100, the performance is really tremendous and even pixel peeping, one can see no sign of color fringes. Fuji did a great job on this from the beginning and it's absolutely worth the money. The build is also exquisite and I look forward to even better shots with a new X100T.

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      5.0

      Great piece of glass!

      By Terry Clark

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Insanely Sharp
      • Perfect weight

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Documentary
      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Photojournalism
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Black):

      I shoot professionally. Done so for many, many decades. Cut my teeth on a Leica M. Until I purchased an X100S I never found another camera that felt right in my hand. This does. But the fixed 23mm lens (35mm in full frame) just wasn't enough. I'm a wide guy. The 28mm on my Leica was my "normal". I really didn't expect much from a converter lens but I had to try. Surprised doesn't come close to what I saw when I looked at my files. Shock, awe, delight is more accurate. This lens is every bit as sharp as any Elmarit I ever used on my Leica, only MUCH less expensive. If you have an x100 or x100s buy this. Right now. It may never leave your camera.

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      5.0

      adding to the passion...

      By photolinks

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Street

        Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

        Sharp lens, great add on for the fuj ix100s, adding versatility without bulk.
        I love the fact that I can change lens with out exposing my sensor. Image quality is excellent. Can't wait to order the TLC! I shoot the images I "need" with the Canon 5DMlll- but the images I am most connected to are coming from the Fuji x100s.

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        5.0

        Great accessory for a Great Camera

        By New Fuji Photographer

        from Maryland

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Resolution
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Black):

          The Fuji 28 mm conversion lens is a must at a point. Just like any system sometimes you need that wide angel. The lens is smaller than the pictures of the lens make it seem.

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          5.0

          Must have accesories.

          By jm

          from Abu Dhabi, UAE

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Needs External Flash

          Best Uses

          • Night Photography

          Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

          The additional angle view is perfect for landscape photography, the feel is solid and made from premium metal.

          The only negative thing is you need external flash - Shoe Mount Flash EF-X20, when using at night time, the built in flash will cast shadow.

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          5.0

          Amazing!

          By Dan

          from Dalby Sweden

          Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

          Fujifilm WCL-X100 really turns the X100s in to a whole new camera. 28mm is really the perfect street photo focal length, and the best part is that it keeps the X100s stunning picture quality.

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          4.0

          Nice adapter, but expensive

          By raymondlo84

          from Los Altos, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

          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

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          5.0

          Highly Evolved Supplementary Wide Angle

          By Magic Mark

          from Washington DC Metro Area

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Video

            Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

            It's a seamless addition to the streamlined workflow I created with the X100S.
            It's always on the camera, so shooting is 2nd nature by now.

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            5.0

            Great add-on!

            By ken

            from PNW

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Resolution
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel

              Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

              I wouldn't normally buy add on lens modifiers but read a good review of this one so decided to try it. The resulting files are so close in IQ to those produced by my X100 bare necked that I can't see any degradation at all. I'm sort of a halfhearted pixel peeper - I know enough to make decisions but don't get so deeply into it as others do. My liking this accessory should be taken with this in mind.
              This is quick to install and easy to carry. If the firmware is up to date the camera will know it's there.
              Can't wait to try it on the new X100s that's in the mail!

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              5.0

              Very Satisfied!

              By About town

              from West Columbia,SC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good in Low Light
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Travel

                Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Black):

                I use this for outdoor/landscape photos
                I thought going from 35 to 28 might not be worth it but it is
                The converter is of prime lens quality...very nice
                I wish the ovf showed the total frame but not a big deal...the evf does

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                4.0

                Great Extra Angle

                By G-Mot

                from New York, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Resolution

                Cons

                • Wide Angle Could Be More

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Black):

                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!

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                5.0

                Excellent addition to the X100

                By Jon

                from Annapolis, Maryland

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Case not included

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography

                Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

                The lens installs very easily on the X100. Image Quality is not affected negatively with use. I have paired the WCL with a polarizing filter and achieved excellent results.

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                5.0

                Excellent Addition to X100 kit

                By Howie555

                from Keller, TX

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Resolution
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Black):

                  Excellent conversion lens. Very sharp. Great complement to my Limited Edition Black X100. 28mm f2 equivalent.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect!

                  By DouG

                  from KL,Malaysia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Black):

                      A very useful for landscape photography,image still sharp,and must have for X100 owner.
                      Extra add-on for collection and will not complete without it.

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                      4.0

                      Useful lens

                      By Gil

                      from NY, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Blurry Focus
                      • Slow Focus

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

                      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 scenic shot. But when its working right the images are the same excellent quality as the built in 35mm (in 135) lens. It is a good value I think, now if they would just make a telephoto adaptor to give anything from 50 up to 80mm I would buy that too and be done!

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                      5.0

                      Well made lens

                      By Bill T

                      from Rowland Heights, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

                        I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality construction of this little lens. I haven't had chance to do a lot tests with it yet but so far the few shots I took did not looked bad at all, the colors and sharpness didn't seen to suffer but I do want to do more tests to be sure.

                        For the price, I did wish it came with a little hard carrying case for more protection, but that is just wishful thinking.

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                        5.0

                        Very, very good!

                        By Antoniocuc

                        from Palm Beach (fl)

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

                          It is a good 28 mm!

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                          5.0

                          A wider lens for the X100!

                          By Stan the Photo Man

                          from Chicago IL

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Night Photography
                            • Video

                            Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

                            Fuji has done it again. I thought I would have to back up to get wider images with my X100, but now I have the WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion lens. It makes the camera a little heaver, but using a full frame DSLR, the X100 with the WCL is still lighter. It uses the same lens hood, filters (49mm) and does not require an adapter to mount it to the lens. The f2 aperture is still retained

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                            5.0

                            An impressive accessory for the X100

                            By Nusmarsan

                            from Santa Barbara, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

                              Architectural photography.
                              Light weight and fits the camera perfectly.
                              Cannot use with standard leather camera case.

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                              5.0

                              Great add-on for the x100

                              By Brian in SF

                              from San Francisco, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Street photography

                                Comments about WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera (Silver):

                                I have been using this for the last 2 weeks and it is great. Sure it could have been a bit wider but to be honest it didn't take me long to get used to it. I am really impressed with the quality of the pictures. Historically I never liked these type of extension lenses which typically does not provide good quality pictures but Fuji did a great job on this.

                                Couldn't be happier with this purchase.

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