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Sony 0.6x wide angle adapter

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by n3eg, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. n3eg

    n3eg Mu-43 Regular

    I found this at Goodwill for $10. It's a Sony VCL-ES06 0.6 wide angle adapter, probably made for a camcorder. It has 37mm threads and fits on the end of an Oly 14-42 just fine, and autofocuses with no problem. The big advantage is the front is about 70mm wide and it has no vignetting. The whole thing is about an inch and a half thick, and it has a snap-on mount that doubles as a short lens hood. I'll post pictures of it later, and a sample photo too.
     
  2. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    If the corner sharpness is good, you've got yourself a find. BTW, is it close to rectilinear or more like a fisheye effect?
     
  3. n3eg

    n3eg Mu-43 Regular

    It has a slight fisheye effect, not really noticeable on certain landscape shots. The edges are a little out of focus when viewed at 100% crop. Still, not bad for 8mm at $10. I'd rather use this than a Samyang 7.5.
     
  4. Amspenpm1

    Amspenpm1 New to Mu-43

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    Sep 26, 2013
    Gold Coast, Australia
    I have a 30mm Sony wide angle adaptor. Have to hunt down a 37mm for my E-PM1 though.
     
  5. n3eg

    n3eg Mu-43 Regular