Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter and MCON-P01 Macro Converter

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by ronyzmbow, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. ronyzmbow

    ronyzmbow Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 12, 2011
    After 4 years with Olympus E-1 and some lenses I was convinced to try the Micro 4-3 world and just bought a brand new E-PL1 with 14-42 Gen. 2 kit lens. The idea of a very small system makes me wonder how good are the Olympus WCON-P01 Wide Converter and MCON-P01 Macro Converter. I am quite impressed from what I read about these converters. What is your experience with them? Can you post samples - best if compared with normal wide and macro lenses. Thanks!
     
  2. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 2, 2010
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    If you're interested in macro converter, you might also try considering Raynox products. I own Raynox DCR 250 and can post some samples if you want.
     
  3. ronyzmbow

    ronyzmbow Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 12, 2011
    Please post the samples from Raynox converter.
     
  4. LeeOsenton

    LeeOsenton Mu-43 Button Clicker

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    Lee Osenton
    I had the 14-42mm II lens and the macro converter; it worked very well. Not on the scale of a dedicated macro lens, but a dramatic improvement over a kit zoom. If you only occasionally require macro capability; this is a viable path to get there without buying a dedicated lens. The macro converter comes with an adapter ring for use on the 14-150mm and 40-150mm lenses. I have the 40-150mm and found it does a better job than the 14-42mm II. Greater magnification and more working room.
    If you shop used and are patient; the Olympus Four Thirds 35mm can be bought for less than $200. You will need a four thirds adapter ($125) and you have a dedicated 1:1 macro setup with a very sharp lens.

    Lee
     
  5. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

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    The best results you get with a tele zoom lens, such as 45-200 or similar.
    Here is one with
    Raynox + 45-200 @45mm
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    --- 100% zoom --> ri5hyf.

    Raynox + 45-200 @61mm
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    Raynox + 45-200 @91mm
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    Raynox + 45-200 @158mm
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    as for kit lens 14-45:
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    Even with the kit lens and at 45mm, details are quite good:
    http://i39.tinypic.com/2ryle7n.jpg -> 100% zoom
     
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