Good inexpensive wide converter for Panasonic 14mm f2.5 lens

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by dougjgreen, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen SC Regular

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    Jan 10, 2014
    FYI, in my search for an inexpensive means of getting a wider than 10mm lens on the Nikon 1 system, I ended up finding a 0.76x wide converter, the FujiFilm WL-FXE01, that also works well on the Panasonic 14mm f2.5 lens, and converts this lens into a 10.6mm lens. I posted about this at length in the Nikon 1 forum:

    https://www.photographerslounge.org/showthread.php?t=30147

    This wide converter can currently be bought on ebay for $12 from either Buydig or Beachcamera (these two sellers may be affiliated with one another). In any case, I can endorse this converter as a real bargain way of getting wider than 12mm in the Micro 4/3 system. The Sony VCL-ECU1 wide converter is also very useful as well, and even a hair sharper than the Fujifilm, but that converter tends to sell for closer to $100 compared to $12 for the Fujifilm, and the Fuji attaches via the filter threads (you'll need a 46-43mm step down ring, which can be bought presently for $1.49 on ebay).

    ebay item # 301229314744 or # 321450806122