Fuji WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Camera
WCL-X100 key features:
- 0.8x magnification factor to convert X100 lens to 28mm wide angle (35mm nequivalent)
- All glass optical construction using four elements in three groups
- Fujinon Super EBC coating
- Made in Japan for optimum quality
- Available in black and silver
Superb optical quality maximises versatility
The nWCL-X100 has been engineered to ensure the Fujifilm X100’s supreme optical nquality remains intact. Created by the same experts who designed the X100’s nlens, the WCL-X100 delivers comparable image quality even at the f/2 wide naperture setting, retaining all the original optical characteristics, including nthe attractive bokeh effect.
This optical excellence is underlined by the fact that the WCL-X100 is nmanufactured in Japan, allowing Fujifilm engineers to guarantee precision and nquality in every component. The optical construction uses four premium glass nelements in three groups to keep aberrations to a minimum and also employs nFujinon’s unique Super EBC coating for outstanding results.
Image processing optimises picture quality
Achieving the nvery best results from the WCL-X100 is simple; just select the ‘Wide Conversion nLens’ option in the Fujifilm X100’s shooting menu. To enable this extra nfunctionality, the camera must be updated to Firmware version 1.3.0 or later, nwhich also allows the option to be selected via the Function (Fn) or RAW nbuttons. The Fujifilm X100 has the option to apply image processing to shots ntaken using the WCL-X100 to reduce image distortion, ensure balanced nillumination across the frame and reduce chromatic aberration, commonly found in nwide conversion lenses.
In practice, the WCL-X100 maintains the functionality of the Fujifilm X100. nThe autofocussing speed remains the same, the 10cm macro distance still applies nand it is also compatible with the Fujifilm X100’s hybrid viewfinder. With the noptical viewfinder (OVF) selected, icons showing the edge of the frame are ndisplayed instead of the frame rim (equivalent to 80% of the frame field of nview), while selecting the electronic viewfinder (EVF) gives users a 100% field nof view.
The perfect match for the Fujifilm X100
The design of nthe WCL-X100 has been carefully considered to ensure a seamless blend with the ncamera. It uses the same materials, textures and colours as the existing X100, nplus the optional LH-X100 lens hood and PRF-49S protective filter can be used on nthe conversion lens. Furthermore, the clip-on lens cap for the WCL-X100 can be nattached with both the lens hood and filter in place.
|Type ||Conversion Lens|
|Magnification (x) ||0.8|
|For use with ||Fuji X100 Camera|