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Just Posted: Fujifilm X100 wide conversion lens real-world sample images

By dpreview staff on Sep 25, 2012 at 17:24 GMT

Just Posted: Sample images using the Fujifilm X100 with the WCL-X100 wide-angle conversion lens. We attached the converter to a Fuji X100 and used it to take pictures around Seattle for a real world samples gallery that showcases how the camera performs with the adapter. As always original, out-of-camera, JPEGs can be downloaded for closer examination.

Fujifilm X100 + WCL-X100 samples - posted 25 September 2012

There are 21 images in the samples gallery. Please do not reproduce any of these images on a website or any newsletter / magazine without prior permission (see our copyright page). We make the originals available for private users to download to their own machines for personal examination or printing (in conjunction with this review), we do so in good faith, please don't abuse it.

Unless otherwise noted images taken with no particular settings at full resolution. Because our review images are now hosted on the 'galleries' section of dpreview.com, you can enjoy all of the new galleries functionality when browsing these samples.

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Total comments: 40
Waldman Jordaan
By Waldman Jordaan (Sep 27, 2012)

Thanks for the pics DPReview. Did you perhaps take any motion panorama pics with the converter attached? It would be nice to compare 2 motion panorama pics, one with and one without the wide adater attached, to see if one gets more vertical view, especially taken in the portrait orientation?

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Porsche911turbo
By Porsche911turbo (Sep 26, 2012)

Well built (all metal construction), good looking, wide conversion lens can't get better than this, impressive!

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Sep 26, 2012)

It does look good, but the "wide" it provides is such a conservative difference that it seems rather pointless. If it took it to 24mm equiv, I'd consider it interesting.

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technic
By technic (Sep 26, 2012)

I have used many wide converters, and this sure seems one of the best; wel done Fuji! Some of the images are better than dedicated APS-C SWA lenses! The distortion is not a problem, it can be cured with simple PP (at a small loss in corner resolution, almost every 'compact' and most m43 WA lenses rely on this).

Nice gallery too, some really inspired shots. Would have liked to see a few with the full sun or bright lights in the frame, because that is often a problem with WA converters (but the few with weak sun or backlighting look good!).

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Retzius
By Retzius (Sep 26, 2012)

I must say that those samples look really nice. Good job Fuji.

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codeNsnap
By codeNsnap (Sep 26, 2012)

Too bad this converter cannot be used with the new X series 14mm f/2.8-
http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/accessories/lens/conversionlens/x100wideconversionlens/index.html

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 45 seconds after posting
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ageha
By ageha (Sep 26, 2012)

Of course not.

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MonoSynth
By MonoSynth (Sep 26, 2012)

A good converter is an extension of one specific lens design. Generic converters don't offer decent quality.

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makofoto
By makofoto (Sep 25, 2012)

Wow ! ... just bought my friends new X-10 ... after FujiFilm gave him a new one. I needed smaller and zoomier for my use. Having fun with all of the incredible options that that camera offers

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ybizzle
By ybizzle (Sep 25, 2012)

The X100 is quite possibly the greatest camera ever made...Yes I just said that!

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Vitruvius
By Vitruvius (Sep 25, 2012)

Good job... of avoiding rectilinear urban scenes! The only image with some straight lines (3849) shows significant pincushion on the top siding board. I am thinking that downtown would look like a 'fish bowl'.

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Northgrove
By Northgrove (Sep 26, 2012)

Here's another photo: http://i.imgur.com/j3lvy.jpg

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3point3MP
By 3point3MP (Sep 25, 2012)

Any news of a conversion lens for 50-60 mm?

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atamola
By atamola (Sep 26, 2012)

A conversion lens to 50mm would be great -really great.

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marike6
By marike6 (Sep 25, 2012)

It seems to be one of those conversions lenses, like the Ricoh GRD 21mm, that does a great job and doesn't degrade sharpness much. Looks like a great addition to an excellent camera.

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Richard Murdey
By Richard Murdey (Sep 26, 2012)

It's a question of how much is "much". The GRD wide converter did degrade the sharpness, but it was still a useful thing to have. Probably the same here, but I notice some distinct fuzzyness and bloom on those cat whiskers.

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Sergiusbr
By Sergiusbr (Sep 25, 2012)

IMO most of those pics would be better without the WA adapter. I have the X100 for a month and is great not worring about lens, adapters, etc. Take it and go! It is an wonderful machine as it is.

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Tee1up
By Tee1up (Sep 25, 2012)

I have to agree. Even when I shoot dslr, I tend to grab my 50mm 98% of the time. After a while you just get to know if so well that you don't really want to be switching. The X100 is still one of my favorite all time cameras. No one does color like Fuji.

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makofoto
By makofoto (Sep 25, 2012)

50 doesn't work for my ... I like to be up close and personal

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Northgrove
By Northgrove (Sep 26, 2012)

Especially for the little change in focal length this adapter will make. I was kind of interested, and really like that the already great optical quality is preserved, but the difference is just not that great. I don't think it's worth it, personally.

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TitusXIII
By TitusXIII (Sep 25, 2012)

I've got mine about two months ago and I use it almost exclusively and am quite happy with the images it produces.

1 upvote
Hentaiboy
By Hentaiboy (Sep 26, 2012)

Dude - did you steal my Avatar?

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qwertyasdf
By qwertyasdf (Sep 25, 2012)

I'm gonna add a wide converter so that I could chop the soft corners/borders off to get a 35mm equivalent crop.

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qwertyasdf
By qwertyasdf (Sep 25, 2012)

I really can't tell if the bottom part is OOF or plain soft?

http://masters.galleries.dpreview.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2211772.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=14Y3MT0G2J4Y72K3ZXR2&Expires=1348599830&Signature=LuZK5sRKfjadcawZtkQDRp4cT5M%3d

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Bob Gates
By Bob Gates (Sep 25, 2012)

I am impressed. The shots of the redhead girl and of the cat at f/2.0 are really good.

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Pat Cullinan Jr
By Pat Cullinan Jr (Sep 25, 2012)

How come no specs?

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neo_nights
By neo_nights (Sep 25, 2012)

I really liked that ginger girl :)

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Lanski
By Lanski (Sep 25, 2012)

Same. It's a good job I don't do test shots for DPR, they'd all be of her.

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Clint Dunn
By Clint Dunn (Sep 25, 2012)

Ditto.....

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stanic042
By stanic042 (Sep 26, 2012)

she`s a natural beauty :)

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increments
By increments (Sep 25, 2012)

Be nice to see some images of shots with and without the converter to see how the image quality is affected. (Obviously the FoV would be different, but it'd still be interesting... At least for me.)

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RMillward
By RMillward (Sep 25, 2012)

I'll second that request. It needn't be an extensive set, just a couple comparison shots, with and without, to help visualize what you're talking about.

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GMart
By GMart (Sep 25, 2012)

Google is your friend....

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increments
By increments (Sep 25, 2012)

While not being the most outgoing of chaps, I've not quite had to resort to making friends with companies just yet ;)

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mike kobal
By mike kobal (Sep 25, 2012)

not impressed.

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Trollshavethebestcandy
By Trollshavethebestcandy (Sep 25, 2012)

Can you be a bit more vague?

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Gothmoth
By Gothmoth (Sep 25, 2012)

not impressed at all.... by the IQ of this converter.

Comment edited 47 seconds after posting
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Pat Cullinan Jr
By Pat Cullinan Jr (Sep 25, 2012)

Beh.

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misha
By misha (Sep 25, 2012)

I think it looks quite good. Stopped down it is quite sharp, including cornes (see, for example the artwork in the glass building). The flower macro also looks fine to me.

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Northgrove
By Northgrove (Sep 26, 2012)

The IQ of this is excellent. Adapters don't really get better than this. If I were not impressed, it would have been about the minor change in focal length. But that is probably also why it can hold such a high quality.

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Total comments: 40