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    New X100 wide angle adapter for 28mm

    This looks interesting.....

    The FUJIFILM WCL-X100, a wide conversion lens made in Japan and designed specifically for the award winning FUJIFILM X100, attaches directly onto the camera and increases picture taking versatility by multiplying the fixed focal length by 0.8x, converting it from 23mm (35mm equivalent) fixed focal length to a 19mm wide angle (28mm equivalent). The WCL-X100 delivers superb optical quality and maximizes versatility of the FUJIFILM X100 by ensuring comparable image quality even at the f/2 wide aperture setting, all while retaining all the original optical characteristics, including the attractive bokeh effect.

    The FUJIFILM WCL-X100ís optical construction uses four premium glass elements in three groups to keep aberrations minimal, and also employs the unique FUJINON Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) for outstanding results.


    Fujifilm creates wide-angle adapter and firmware v1.3 for X100: Digital Photography Review

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    Re: New X100 wide angle adapter for 28mm

    Now if they would make a 70mm tele adapter, then it would be a perfect small travel set!
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    Re: New X100 wide angle adapter for 28mm

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS View Post
    Now if they would make a 70mm tele adapter, then it would be a perfect small travel set!
    That would be pretty cool

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    Re: New X100 wide angle adapter for 28mm

    Nice option. Personally I'd have preferred going to a 24mm equivalent but I can see the utility for some of having the camera as a full time 28mm vs 35mm.

    Ditto on a longer adapter. Those two with the X100 would make a great lightweight high quality travel option.
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    Re: New X100 wide angle adapter for 28mm

    Ah, takes me back to the old Canon EX days.
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    Re: New X100 wide angle adapter for 28mm

    Don't think a tele conversion lens is physically possible for such a wide angle 23mm lens like the X100 has

    This WLC seems nice, though a bit pricey as its about 6-7x what a Nikon WC68 cost and I'd dare say even at an equal cost, getting a 24mm equiv FoV is far more practical than a 28mm FoV.

    Lets face it, does anyone usually go out with a 28mm and a 35mm lens in the bag at the same time ? Sort of pretty similar focal lengths IMHO

    I would of liked to see Fuji had made this turn the X100 into something like a 21mm eqiv FoV. Now that would make for a sweet two lens camera combo of 21 and 35mm and be worth carrying.

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    Re: New X100 wide angle adapter for 28mm

    Agreed. I suspect that the thought is that you'd probably be a 35mm OR 28mm shooter.

    My M9 go to outfit was 21/1.4, 35/1.4 & 90/2.8 - wonderful combo.
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