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Discussion in 'Accessories' started by ronyzmbow, Apr 15, 2012.
Anybody having any experience with Olympus WCON P01 wide converter?
I'm becoming kind of addicted to wide angle lenses. Being a point-and-shooter, I'm in love with the wide view of my 14-42 kit
Did a search a while ago and aside from frhappydave's pics, found almost nothing anywhere.
See also this link - where you can find full size samples
Olympus PEN Converter Lenses Tested
I am testing a relatively cheap solution: nikon WC-E68 applied on the pana 14mm.
It gives a 9.5/10 mm focal lenght. It needs a bit of de-barrelling and chromatic correction, but looks promising.
It's really hard to beat a proper WA/UWA lens, though that does come at a significant price depending on the lens you choose. If you find yourself pinned at 14 on your 14-42, then it might be worthwhile.
Thanks for sharing the reviews. Anyone have thoughts on the Oly macro converter vs 3rd party close focus lenses like the Raynox?
I have the Olympus WA converter for the 14-42 II R, and it works reasonably well. Certainly not the same as a true WA lens, but it does give you more range for the kit lens. I have not used it extensively - 100 images or so? - but find that distortion is not excessive nor are there any other image quality issues that seem to stand out.
I have the macro converter on the way. If I can remember to do so, I'll report back on it's performance after I get a chance to use it.
I am a relatively new photographer, but I have been using the wide converter and loved it. It really opens up the sky anywhere you have an open view, giving the picture a completely different feel. Below are a few of my favorites thus far.
P1010904 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
P2171731 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Hope this helps your decision making.
My first contributions to the website. The WCON-P01 is now permanently on my 14-42.
I just received my wide angle converter. Build quality looks good but it does not lock in place with a click. Is it supposed to lock in place?
Mine locks into place on my 14-42 II R.
Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
I just received mine yesterday, and I had to turn it quite firmly to engage the click. Once it clicks, it's locked into place pretty good.
Edit: I'm mounting it onto a 14-42 II
I tried that and it still would not lock into place. Anyway I decided to exchange for a hood for my new 45mm 1.8.
I have the Raynox 250. I love this converter. This was taken with my old Canon setup, 90mm Tamron + Raynox 250
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